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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Narrator
Bob Feller Bob Feller ... Himself
Brooks Robinson Brooks Robinson ... Himself
Earl Weaver Earl Weaver ... Himself
Larry Barnett Larry Barnett ... Himself
Jim Evans Jim Evans ... Himself
Danny Litwhiler Danny Litwhiler ... Himself
Bobby Bragan Bobby Bragan ... Himself
Fred Lynn ... Himself
Ken Singleton Ken Singleton ... Himself
Bill Werber Bill Werber ... Himself
Robert Panara Robert Panara ... Himself
Dorothy Seymour Mills Dorothy Seymour Mills ... Herself
Peter Morris Peter Morris ... Himself
Greg Rhodes Greg Rhodes ... Himself


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The myth, the mystery, the legend of baseball's greatest innovation



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Release Date:

23 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Crystal Pix See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Good Look at Signs in Baseball
2 July 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Signs of the Time (2008)

*** (out of 4)

Umpire Richard Klem and deaf baseball player William 'Dummy' Hoy are the subject of this documentary, which takes a look at how hand signals came into play in Major League Baseball. I watched this documentary shortly after going through the entire Ken Burns series BASEBALL and one subject that wasn't covered in that masterpiece were hand signals and other forms of things that helped break through that invisible wall from the fans in the seats to the umpires on the field. It appears that no one really knows how "safe" and "out" came to be but we get several examples from newspaper clippings as to where it might have started. Some credit umpire Klem for starting this while others go back a bit further to play Dummy Hoy who was deaf and needed extra communications. This is a pretty interesting documentary that tells us another side of baseball that some might not think of but its impact is still in everyone's mind today. Who doesn't know what safe, strike, ball or an out sign looks like? Richard Dreyfuss does a very good job with the narration and the interviews are also extremely well done.

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