Alex and his father are Detroit Tigers Fans. The team is not doing well and Alex's favorite player "Billy Young" isn't either. The team's and Billy's luck turn around after Alex experiences a tragedy that hits close to home.

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Billy Young
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Alex
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Buddy
Bethany Carpenter ...
Mother
Lindsay Barr ...
Peanut Vendor
Dave Bokas ...
Crusty Man
Chris Bremer ...
Loud Kid
Katie Delozier ...
Little Girl
Jack Fish ...
Stadium Guard
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Eddie
Gerald L. Monford ...
Lunch Room Kid
Leon Smith ...
Druggist
Ralph Valatka ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Whit Vernon ...
Mr. Cullen
Von Washington ...
Souvenir Vendor
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Alex and his father are Detroit Tigers Fans. The team is not doing well and Alex's favorite player "Billy Young" isn't either. The team's and Billy's luck turn around after Alex experiences a tragedy that hits close to home. Alex begins visiting every Tigers home game and wishes hard while closing his eyes when Billy is at bat. Alex believes he is the reason the Tigers are winning home games, so he starts ditching school to ensure the W. Alex is detained by bullies at school for the pennant game. Will he make it in time or will the Tigers have to do it all on their own? Written by Nick Puzziferro

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Sometimes, there's courage in just believing.

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Drama | Family | Sport

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9 October 1983 (USA)  »

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El equipo de los tigres  »

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Great Detroit movie
25 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie for a few reasons. First it was about the slumping Tigers and this was in 1983. If you remember, the Tigers won the series in 1984. Second, the fact that it casts Ernie Harwell, Ray Lane, and Sparky Anderson. Now that Comerica Park is built, Tiger Stadium stands sadly wilting away a few blocks away. This movie now reminds me of what it used to be like to watch a game at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. From the Bismarck brand vendors to the right field upper deck that hung over the warning track. I loved Tiger Stadium. This movie has a good plot but the rest of the Tiger surroundings are what make it special.


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