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Celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. | Add synopsis »
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Jews and Baseball: Sociological Documentary At Its Best **** See more (1 total) »

Cast

 
Martin Abramowitz ... Himself
Maury Allen ... Himself
Rebecca Alpert ... Herself
Charles Bronfman ... Himself
Shawn Green ... Himself
Melanie Greenberg ... Herself
Steve Greenberg ... Himself

Dustin Hoffman ... Narrator

Ron Howard ... Himself
Roger Kahn ... Himself

Larry King ... Himself

Sandy Koufax ... Himself
Peter Levine ... Himself
Marvin Miller ... Himself
Murray Olderman ... Himself
Michael Paley ... Himself
Al Rosen ... Himself
Marv Rotblatt ... Himself
Bud Selig ... Himself
Norm Sherry ... Himself
Kevin Youkilis ... Himself
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Directed by
Peter Miller 
 
Produced by
Caroline Berler .... associate producer
Amy Carey .... associate producer
William Hechter .... executive producer
William Hechter .... producer
Peter Miller .... producer
Linda Selig .... co-executive producer
Anne-Marie Smith .... associate producer
Lynda Walker .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Roth 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen McCarthy 
Allen Moore 
Antonio Rossi 
 
Film Editing by
Amy Carey  (as Amy Linton)
 
Sound Department
Nick Bozzone .... sound recordist
Daniel Brooks .... sound recordist
Garrett Guidera .... sound
Michael Jones .... additional sound
Kenneth Lovell .... sound designer
Kenneth Lovell .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Miller .... sound recordist
 
Editorial Department
Brandon Arnold .... associate editor
Andrew Satinoff .... post-production supervisor
Kyle Tekiela .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Cynthia Simonian .... music preparation
Robert L. Smith .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Casey Chisick .... legal
Dustin Hoffman .... voice over narrator
Amanda Kaplan .... Assistant (Mr. Hoffman )
 
Thanks
Robert Bader .... special thanks
Greg Linton .... very special thanks
 

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USA:91 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Jews and Baseball: Sociological Documentary At Its Best ****, 9 June 2011
Author: edwagreen from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Absolutely marvelous documentary dealing with our Jewish baseball players from the inception of the game in 1871 to present day.

We are immediately shown the prevailing idea that Jews were not supposed to excel in sports, but this was quickly shattered at the very beginning of baseball in America.

This is very much of a sociological documentary showing the torment that players such as Hank Greenberg went through in his long career.

The documentary finally allowed Sandy Koufax to be interviewed concerning his remarkable career. When Koufax would not pitch on The Day of Atonement, Don Drysdale pitched instead and was shelled by the opposition. When Manager Walter Alston removed him, Drysdale replied: "Bet you wish I was Jewish as well!"

The documentary showed how Jews have gained acceptance and recognition through the years. The taunts appear to be gone. Isn't that progress?

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