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The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight Into History (2010)

| Documentary, History, Sport
This film traces the history of major league baseball's one year team, the Seattle Pilots, who after their lone season of 1969 were moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers. Through ... See full summary »

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This film traces the history of major league baseball's one year team, the Seattle Pilots, who after their lone season of 1969 were moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers. Through interviews with players, front office staff and Pilots historians we get a glimpse into the close-knit and hysterical world of the Pilots, a team already made famous by Jim Bouton's highly influential and controversial book 'Ball Four'. Mr. Bouton and a dozen other payers give their recollections, share their stories and give us a hint as to why the Pilots are still so beloved after all this time. Written by Anonymous

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Excellent insights into a unique team
18 February 2016 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

What a shame that the Seattle Pilots only existed for one year; 1969. (they were relocated in 1970 and became the Milwaukee Brewers) To be honest, I'd never heard of them until recently when I started reading Pilots pitcher Jim Bouton's landmark book "Ball Four", which chronicles his almost full year with the Pilots in diary form. It's quite funny and was controversial at the time, as it basically tarnished the reputation of the game and the players. I later found out about this documentary and it's great to see quite a few of the players interviewed, including Bouton, who gives extra insights into the year. Also featured are Seattle sports journalists, team announcers, collectors, Pilots historians and even the ball boy.

There really is a loyal following that continues to this day, and that makes it extra sad that as of this writing, there haven't even been 5 ratings! Thankfully, the movie is available for viewing on YouTube, so if you have any interest in baseball at all, please do yourself a favor and watch this...then come back here and rate it! ;)


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