Last updated April 15, 2021
A close look at two-sport athlete Bo Jackson and the creation of a legend. Even without winning a Super Bowl or World Series, Bo will forever be known as a cultural icon and one of the most famous athletes of all time.
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Baseball's signature failure myth -- the Boston Red Sox's struggles against the New York Yankees -- ended in dramatic style when the Sox rallied from a three-game deficit to defeat their archrivals in the 2004 American League Championship Series.
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Documentarian Ken Burns takes a swing at baseball, chronicling the sport's signature people, places and events and its deep-rooted relationship to American culture. The pastime's history unfolds over nostalgic, informative "innings."
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This documentary uses the case of Steve Bartman -- the fan who interfered with an in-play ball and was vilified for costing the Chicago Cubs a crucial 2003 playoff game -- to examine the widespread phenomenon of scapegoating in the sports world.
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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns takes a swing at a unique and much-loved aspect of life in the United States -- baseball -- chronicling the sport's signature people, places and events as well as its deep-rooted relationship to American culture. The pastime's century-and-a-half history unfolds over ten nostalgic, informative "innings," which delve into baseball's spiritual resonance with the entire nation.
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Dean Cain stars in this uplifting family drama as Arthur Murphy, manager of a minor-league baseball team that finds renewed inspiration when they hire new pitcher Mickey Tussler, a lad who happens to suffer from Asperger's syndrome.
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John Leguizamo narrates this gritty documentary that takes an unprecedented look inside the world of Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic, focusing on two 15-year-olds who are top MLB prospects.
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When 12-year-old Lorenzo doesn't make his youth baseball team, he decides to start his own and recruits Joey, a washed-up minor leaguer, to be the coach. Now Joey has to shape a ragtag team of kids into champions that can win a home run showdown.
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Left-hander Fernando Valenzuela was plucked from obscurity in Mexico in 1981 to become the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening-day pitcher. This spirited ESPN documentary explores Fernando's unique flair on the mound and his devastating screwball.
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Focusing on one of baseball's more eccentric wrinkles, this documentary spotlights a pitch that's confounded batters and extended pitchers' careers. Archival footage combines with a look at two modern knuckleballers, R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield.
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An aging pitcher whose future on the mound is uncertain, Billy Chapel suddenly finds himself within reach of baseball's ultimate accomplishment: a perfect game. But his mind is elsewhere as (between pitches) he reflects on his failing relationship.
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Filmmaker Ron Shelton looks back on the year that NBA powerhouse Michael Jordan left basketball to play minor league baseball in the wake of his father's murder. Shelton chronicles Jordan's experiences with the Birmingham Barons.
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Disgruntled Chicago White Sox players agree to lose the World Series for a big payoff in this account of the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal. The team owner underpays his talented players, leaving the door open for a gambling syndicate head to swoop in.
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The perennially pitiful Durham Bulls ink pitching phenom "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a gifted but undisciplined rookie, in hopes that he'll usher the team to victory. But it's up to seasoned bush-league catcher "Crash" Davis (Kevin Costner) to keep him in line. Meanwhile, a winsome groupie (Susan Sarandon) who confers sexual favors on a new player each season chooses Nuke as this year's beneficiary. The problem is, she's more attracted to Crash.
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In director John Badham's congenial comedy, baseballers Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams) and Leon Carter (James Earl Jones) lead a group of fellow black players defecting from the Negro League in 1939 thanks to their unethical, tightfisted team owners. The duo soon strikes out on their own, forming a barnstorming squad that squares off against their white counterparts in pickup games. Richard Pryor is among the familiar faces in the topnotch cast.
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Snatching a page of baseball glory, 12-year-old pitcher Cody Webster and his teammates from Kirkland, Wash., created a sensation in 1982 by winning the Little League World Series over a powerful team from Taiwan.
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Walter Matthau stars as the grumbling, beer-guzzling Morris Buttermaker, a former minor-league pitcher roped into coaching a crass bunch of perpetually losing half-pint misfits. Desperate to win, Coach Morris brings in two ringers.
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Check out the unbelievably true story of the legal wrangling surrounding the record-setting home run ball hit by Barry Bonds at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. When one guy catches the "million dollar baseball" but another guy ends up with it amidst the crush of the crowd, who is the rightful owner? No one can seem to agree, but one thing is certain: Some people will go to amazing lengths for love of the game.
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When Andrea joins the baseball team, golden retriever Buddy follows suit, proving his abilities at yet another sport. But while Buddy and Andrea are busy catching fly balls, two scheming scientists are dognapping Buddy's puppies.
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Discover the origins of fantasy sports through this documentary, which chronicles how an eccentric group of stat-crazed geeks formed the first baseball rotisserie league, unaware their game would someday spawn a $4 billion industry.
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Yankees owner George Steinbrenner proved to be as iconic to the team as its pinstripes. Through all the ups and downs of his reign, "the Boss" managed to link the legends and legacy of Yankees past to Yankees present.
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William Russ, Jeffrey Tambor and Ernie Banks star in this drama about 41-year-old minor league pitcher Roy Dean (Russ), an athlete at the twilight of his career who decides to mentor a rookie who's obviously bound for greatness. But time is running out for Roy, and what he has to teach will have to be mastered before it's too late.
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Based on the lives of Miller twins Logan and Noah, this indie drama weaves knotty family relationships and crushed dreams into a tapestry of human emotion. After the Colorado Rockies cut Lane Winston (Logan Miller) and poor grades force his brother (Noah Miller) to chuck his college baseball career, the siblings return home to work in a quarry with their father, Charlie (Ed Harris). Will his alcoholism drive a wedge between Charlie and his sons?
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