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.
Did You Know?
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
Remade as Fear Strikes Out