Baseball Video - Biographies
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
Sale Price: $6.95
Baltimore Orioles Legends: Cal Ripken Jr.
This box set includes five complete-game broadcasts showcasing Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., including the record-breaking night of September 6, 1995 when he broke Lou Gehrig's mark for consecutive games played. Also includes a 60-minute documentary, "Cal Ripken Jr.: The Iron Man's Legendary Career." Bonus features.
Over 15 hours on 6 DVDs.
|#1646 $ |59.95
Sale Price: $34.95
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.
|#2625 $ |29.95
Sale Price: $19.95
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.
|#1735 $19.95 |
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 |
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 |
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
Sale Price: $9.95
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 |
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 |
Legends in Pinstripes
The story of three of baseball's greatest legends in a 3-pack-- Mantle: The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle, Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio, and Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend.
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.
DiMaggio was one of the few men to truly define the spirit of baseball and, in so doing, capture the hearts of a nation. His documentary follows a lifetime of great glories, great tragedies, and great baseball.
Ruth was considered by many to be the greatest baseball player who ever lived, as well as a celebrity for how be celebrated life. His documentary explores the extraordinary life and times of the man who changed the face of baseball.
Color with B/W footage. 180 mins.
|#1467 $29.95 |
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 |
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: 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 |
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 |
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.
|#1780 $24.95 |
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.
|#2637 $ |19.95
Sale Price: $9.95
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 |
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