The Battered Bastards of Baseball

The Battered Bastards of Baseball
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When Portland, Oregon, lost its longtime minor-league affiliate, Bing Russell bought the territory and formed a single-A team to operate outside the confines of major-league baseball. The only thing uniting his players, recruited at open tryouts, was that no other team wanted them. Skeptics agreed that it could never work. But Bing...

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Starring

Todd Field, Rob Nelson, Robert Richardson, Kurt Russell, Jim Swanson

Production Details

  • Rating:
    N/A
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 13 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

When Portland, Oregon, lost its longtime minor-league affiliate, Bing Russell bought the territory and formed a single-A team to operate outside the confines of major-league baseball. The only thing uniting his players, recruited at open tryouts, was that no other team wanted them. Skeptics agreed that it could never work. But Bing understood a ballplayer's dreams, and he understood an audience. His quirky, unkempt castoffs won games, and they won fans, shattering minor-league attendance records. Their spirit was contagious, and during their short reign, the Mavericks brought independence back to baseball and embodied what it was all about: the love of the game.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 13 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, July 11, 2014-Limited
  • Rating
    N/A
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Producer(s)
    N/A
  • Director(s)
    Chapman Way, Maclain Way
  • Writer(s)
    N/A
  • Studio
    N/A
  • Format(s)
    2D

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Friday, August 29
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