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When It Was a Game (1991)

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Sport | TV Movie
This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league ... See full summary »

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This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league players and ballparks, many of the parks now defunct. Also included are literary readings, remembrances by former players, and baseball related music. Written by Mike Tuggle <dvdmike@yahoo.com>

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Followed by When It Was a Game 3 (2000) See more »

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Beautiful "memory" of baseball as it used to be.
12 February 2001 | by (Grosse Pointe Park, MI) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most beautifully narrated picture of "real" professional baseball as it was before it became a game of mediocre, millionaire imitations. The home movies of some of the outstanding ball players (who, unfortunately, will never be equalled was a joy to behold. Just seeing some of these men---my boyhood heroes---brought me to tears.

It was beautifully produced. I taped it to save forever.


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