Aiming for one of the most famed records in sports history, a pair of very different baseball players hit home runs at an impressive rate. Roger Maris, a reserved sort, is much less popular than his hard-partying New York Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle, the player who many observers think will be the one to challenge Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in one season. But in the summer of 1961, Maris surges ahead of Mantle, making a run at Ruth's mark. Written by
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?
Did You Know?
According to Billy Crystal
in the DVD Commentary, in the scene where Mickey Mantle
throws a tantrum in the dugout and repeatedly punches the water fountain, Thomas Jane
punched the fountain so hard that he broke a knuckle. See more
Many players refer to Mickey Mantle
as being 18 years old when he was a rookie. He was actually 19 years old in his rookie season, 1951. See more
Mick, did you ever stop and think, if you took better care of yourself, you wouldn't be getting hurt all the time. Did you see what you did out there today with only one arm, and tonight you're out screwing around! How can you do that? You're Mickey Mantle for Christ's Sake!
What's that supposed to mean huh? What the fuck's that supposed to mean?
I don't know Mick, maybe you're the one who doesn't want it.
You think you know something about me? You don't know shit about me.
My dad ...
The first set of credits lists Chris McDonald; the second. Christopher McDonald. See more
Theme from "The Andy Griffith Show"
Written by Earle Hagen
(as Earl Hagen) and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer) See more