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4192: The Crowning of the Hit King

On the evening of Sept. 11, 1985, before a sellout crowd of 52,000 at Riverfront Stadium, Pete Rose stood on the edge of history. With one swing he would set the record for most hits in major league history. This is the story of a man who loved to play the game and what drove him to chase a record that most believed to be unbreakable.
Color. 115 mins.
#2330 $14.95

4192: The Crowning of the Hit King


Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend

This 59-minute video explores the extraordinary life and times of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, the man who changed the face of baseball. Considered by many to be the greatest baseball player who ever lived, Ruth swatted 714 home runs in his career and was the first player to hit 60 in a season. Ruth was generous and wild, loving of children, charity and the game. He was a legend in his own time, and a legend for all time.
Color/B&W
#1230 $19.95

Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend


Baseball Legends 3-Pack

Documentaries on three of the most famous and beloved men in baseball history: Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Gil Hodges. These fascinating documentaries feature exclusive interviews with Berra, Mantle, Hodges and many of their teammates, coaches and opponents. The interviews are combined with incredible photos and film footage to provide a unique look into the remarkable lives and careers of these baseball greats.
3-DVD set.
#2625 $29.95
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Baseball Legends 3-Pack


Billy Martin: The Man. The Myth. The Manager

One of the greatest managers in baseball history, Billy Martin won five division titles, two pennants and one World Series championship. Beginning his career at second base for the Yankees, he was eventually named the team's manager...five different times. Celebrated for his daring tactics, Martin was also the victim of his own fiery temperament. Includes classic film clips and a candid interview shortly before his untimely death.
65 mins.
#1735 $19.95

Billy Martin: The Man. The Myth. The Manager


Branca's Pitch

The untold story behind "The Shot Heard 'Round the World." On October 3, 1951, Ralph Branca became a legendary figure in baseball history when the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher gave up the pennant-winning homer to the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson. A one-time 21-game winner, Branca was jeered by once adoring fans, and his career never recovered. The documentary features archival materials including many of Branca's own films and photos such as a recently discovered color film of the 1947 Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
Color and B&W. 87 mins.
#2817 $19.95

Branca's Pitch


Bryce Begins

At 17, Bryce Harper was selected as the first pick in the baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. At age 19, Harper lived up to the hype and won the NL Rookie of the Year Award by putting together one of the greatest seasons by a teenager in baseball history. This documentary follows Harper throughout his historic journey, with behind-the-scenes access to his family and rare footage from the years leading up to his major league debut. The film also features interviews with his father Ron, Nationals front office staff and players, Cal Ripken Jr. and others. Bonus features.
Color. 45 mins.
#2818 $14.95
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Bryce Begins


Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit (July 9, 2011)

On a picture-perfect afternoon in Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter carved his name into the record books. With his usual flair for the dramatic, Jeter stroked hit number 3,000 with a solo home run to ignite a wondrous celebration. Jeter had five hits in five at bats, the last producing the game-winning run. Complete game television broadcast. Special feature allows fans to watch the TV broadcast while listening to the radio play-by-play.
Color. 3 hours.
#2422 $19.95
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 Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit  (July 9, 2011)


Fernando Nation

20-year-old Fernando Valenzuela was one of the most captivating pitching phenoms baseball has ever seen. Virtually overnight, he became a hero to millions of Latinos, proving with his signature look to the heavens and killer screwball that the American dream was not reserved for those born on U.S. soil. In this ESPN film, director Cruz Angeles relives Valenzuela's impact on the Los Angeles Mexican community, the Dodgers and baseball. Includes English and Spanish versions.
Color. 51 mins.
#2399 $14.95
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 Fernando Nation


Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man

As the first baseman for the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s and the manager of the 1969 New York Mets, Gil Hodges made baseball history. This 50-minute film tells the story of his life from childhood to his glory days in baseball to his tragic death at age 47. Appearances by Tom Seaver, Ralph Kiner, Tug McGraw, Jerry Koosman, Bud Harrelson, Carl Erskine, Duke Snider and others.
#2617 $12.95

Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man


Mantle: The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle

The almost mythic career of Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle is the subject of this acclaimed documentary. Over 18 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, despite nagging injuries, Mantle managed to hit 536 home runs. To this day, "The Mick" remains the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history; however, behind his country charm and good looks there was his wayward lifestyle that harmed his marriage, his relationship with his four sons and ultimately his health.
Color. 58 mins.
#1468 $19.95

Mantle: The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle


Mickey Mantle: In His Own Words

A 70-minute documentary on the career of "The Mick", one of the most legendary heroes in baseball history. Appearances by Mantle, Yogi Berra, John Blanchard, Hank Bauer, Carl Erskine, Phil Linz and others.
#2615 $12.95

Mickey Mantle: In His Own Words


Mickey Mantle: The Lost Stories

For the first time, Mickey Mantle's complete story is available on DVD. Told by the Mick himself, this two-hour Mantle collection includes both award-winning programs, "Mickey Mantle: The American Dream Comes to Life" plus the bonus hour "The Lost Stories" which includes over 20 stories chosen by Mantle before his death. The most comprehensive collection of game footage and photos ever assembled. DVD bonus includes Mantle quiz, Mantle quotes, career home run list and more.
#177 $29.95

Mickey Mantle: The Lost Stories


Richie Ashburn: A Baseball Life

Richie Ashburn is arguably the most beloved figure in the long and storied history of Philadelphia sports. Ashburn thrilled fans for over a decade with his exploits on the baseball diamond, then spent the rest of his career entertaining generations of Phillies fans from the broadcast booth. This 2-DVD set chronicles an amazing journey that takes us from Ashburn's humble beginnings in Nebraska to his enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Main program: 95 mins. Bonus footage: Approx. 3 hours.
#1766 $24.95

Richie Ashburn: A Baseball Life


Roberto Clemente

This American Experience film tells the story of an exceptional baseball player and committed humanitarian, who challenged racial discrimination to become baseball's first Latino superstar. The film features interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors David Maraniss and George Will, Clemente's wife Vera, Orlando Cepeda and former teammates, to present an intimate and revealing portrait of a man whose passion and grace made him a legend.
60 min.
#1780 $24.95

Roberto Clemente


This Old Cub (Special Edition)

This Special Edition of the critically acclaimed "This Old Cub" video completes the inspiring story of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo, capturing the final chapter in Ron's life. It includes the send-off from the Cubs and the city of Chicago, his statue outside Wrigley Field and finally the call to the Hall of Fame. Santo reflects on his baseball career, his thoughts on the Hall of Fame, and his fight to find a cure for diabetes.
88 mins.
#2637 $19.95
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This Old Cub (Special Edition)


Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?

A documentary on "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio, who first wore Yankee pinstripes in 1936 at the age of 21, beginning a baseball career that was the stuff of legend--a 56-game hitting streak, nine World Series championships, three MVP awards. DiMaggio, who was born into an Italian-American family in San Francisco, married twice, the second time to Marilyn Monroe. 63 mins.
#620 $24.95

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?


Yogi Berra: In His Own Words

A 70-minute documentary on the life and career of Yogi Berra. Yogi tells his story and the viewer gets an exclusive look at the life of this national icon. Appearances by Berra, Derek Jeter, Tino Martinez, George Steinbrenner and others.
#2616 $12.95

Yogi Berra: In His Own Words

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