A young major league baseball player, Jimmy Piersall (Tab Hunter), battles mental illness and a harsh upbringing to succeed as a Boston Red Sox outfielder. Based on the memoir of the same ... See full summary »

Writer:

Mel Goldberg (adaptation)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Piersall
Robert Armstrong ... John Piersall
John Conte John Conte ... Dr. Duillermo Brown
Mona Freeman ... Mary Piersall
Tab Hunter ... Jimmy Piersall
William Lundigan ... Himself - Host
Larry Thor Larry Thor ... the Announcer
Jason Wingreen ... Slim Paterson
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Storyline

A young major league baseball player, Jimmy Piersall (Tab Hunter), battles mental illness and a harsh upbringing to succeed as a Boston Red Sox outfielder. Based on the memoir of the same title by Piersall. Made into a movie in 1957 starring Anthony Perkins as Piersall. Written by David Stevens

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1957, this was being produced as a feature film at Paramount Studios starring Anthony Perkins. Tab Hunter, who had previously starred in the TV production, dropped by to visit his friend Anthony Perkins on the film set. He felt a chilly atmosphere from the other cast members and crew, so he discreetly left. (Source: Autobiography "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star" by Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller (2005 - Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, NC) See more »

Connections

Remade as Fear Strikes Out (1957) See more »

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