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Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Win Is Becoming a Movie

21 March 2017 1:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After making history last fall as part of the Chicago Cubs' curse-breaking World Series win, retired catcher David Ross is now helping bring this epic story to the big screen. Radar Pictures has acquired David Ross' upcoming memoir, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages, which he co-wrote with sportswriter Don Yeager, for a big-screen movie adaptation. While the book will touch upon his successful 15-year career as a major league catcher, it will largely focus on the Chicago Cubs' improbable comeback win, the team's first since 1908.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the movie will go under the shortened title Teammate: My Life in Baseball, based on the book that will be published on May 9 by Hachette Books. Ram Getz and John Corcoran (Whisper of the Wolves) will write the adapted screenplay based on this book. Ram Getz is also producing with Radar Pictures' Ted Field, »

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Chicago Cubs World Series Movie in Development

21 March 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ted Field’s Radar Pictures is developing a movie about the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series — their first in 108 years — with the team and its recently-retired catcher David Ross.

Radar has acquired movie rights to Ross’ upcoming memoir “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages.” The book is co-written by sportswriter Don Yaeger and will be published May 9 by Hachette Books.

The book centers on the final game of the series against the Cleveland Indians, during which the 40-year-old Ross became the oldest player to homer in a Game 7 of the World Series.

The Cubs won the game 8-7 in 10 innings. Ross had announced that he would retire at the end of the season following a 15-year career in Major League Baseball.

Radar has titled the movie project “Teammate: My Life in Baseball. »

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