Big Leaguer (1953)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  19 August 1953 (USA)
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John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John B. 'Hans' Lobert
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Christy
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Adam Polachuk
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Bobby Bronson
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Julie Davis
Carl Hubbell ...
Himself
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Brian McLennan
Lalo Rios ...
Chuy Aguilar
Bill Crandall ...
Tippy Mitchell
Frank Ferguson ...
Wally Mitchell
John McKee ...
Dale Alexander
Mario Siletti ...
Mr. Polachuk
Al Campanis ...
Himself
Bob Trocolor ...
Himself
Tony Ravish ...
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John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent, but the elimination whittles them down to a lucky few who will get the $150 a month contract. This year John's niece comes down from the home office in New York and is attracted to tall quiet Adam. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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19 August 1953 (USA)  »

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A nagy szövetséges  »

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First film directed by Robert Aldrich. See more »

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Referenced in Twilight Zone: A Passage for Trumpet (1960) See more »

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For baseball fans
11 May 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Edward G. Robinson buoys this fairly routine but thoroughly enjoyable baseball tale. The story follows a handful of youngsters as they try out for the New York Giants, including a Pennsylvania third basemen who was supposed to be going to college, the son of a former major leaguer, and a hot shot pitcher. There's also one of those exotic Cubans to represent the multicultural appeal of baseball---all the other players are white! Real life players Carl Hubbell and Al Campanis appear in cameos. We all know who's going to make it and who's going to get the girl from the get go, but never mind--this is one of those movies that fits like a comfortable old shoe. If you like baseball, try to catch Big Leaguer!


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