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Jackie Robinson Part 1
Part of the Series: Jackie Robinson
PBS
Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve.
Jackie Robinson Part 2
Part of the Series: Jackie Robinson
PBS
Robinson uses his fame to speak out against injustice, alienating many who had once lauded him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he seeks ways to fight inequality, but as he faces a crippling illness, he struggles to remain…
Diamonds in the Rough - Legacy of Japanese-American Baseball
Part of the Series: Great American Sports Stories Series
"A perfect example of what the game of baseball has meant to all Americans." -Ted Spencer, National Baseball Hall of Fame "Baseball, and an unlikely hero, sustained hope for Japanese-Americans interned in WW II." -Sports Illustrated "Highly Recommended. This is…
Havana Curveball
Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ritual. He takes to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help "heal the world." Imagining himself a…
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend - Women in Sports Careers
This film tells the inspiring story of how Nicole Sherry McFadyen rose through the ranks to become head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles, on of only two women ever to hold that position in the history of Major League Baseball.…
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East of Occidental - The History of Seattle’s Chinatown
This eye-opening documentary tells the story of the inhabitants of Seattle's International District, a unique neighborhood where Chinese, Japanese and Filipino Americans have come together as a political and social force. Archival photographs, oral interviews and period music link the…
Dreamfield: The Story of the "Field of Dreams"
Part of the Series: Great American Sports Stories Series
CINE Golden Eagle Award Gold Apple Award -NEMN Awards "A luminous, heart warming piece of film making." -Ray Richmond, L.A. Daily News "A warm slice of Americana." -Milton Kent, The Baltimore Sun "A must-see!" -Dee Dee Myers, Author/Former White House…
59 Minute Baseball Practice
Over 30 different baseball drills that can be used on the practice field with an entire Little League team as well as by parents and children in a backyard session. The drills focus on basics such as base running, hitting,…
Drills & Techniques For The Catcher
This program addresses the catching position on the youth level and beyond. Techniques are shown such as the set-up, blocking, framing and much more. Over 25 high quality drills are integrated with these techniques.
Physics - The Science of Athletics
Part of the Series: Show Me Science Series - Advanced
Kinesiology is the study and application of physics to body movement - energy, work, friction and inertia. This program explores the application of Newton's Three Laws of Motion in baseball regarding pitching and hitting. Kinesiologists at the American Sports Medicine…
Reel Baseball: Films From The Silent Era
As featured in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - A cornucopia of early - and, in many cases, extremely rare - baseball films, offering privileged peeks into early twentieth century American lifestyles and values. Clip #1: "Headin' Home" - Clip #2: "Kinogram" -…
13 videos
Play Better Baseball
This 70-minute video features instruction by former University of Arizona Head Coach Jerry Stitt. The video provides progressive step-by-step instruction of throwing, fielding and hitting fundamentals. Part 1 covers gripping the baseball, throwing progressions, and proper technique and footwork .…
Ron Taylor - Dr. Baseball
Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball is the story of an 11-year Major League pitcher, who after winning two world championships (with the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals and the 1969 Miracle Mets) embarked on a USO tour through Vietnam that would change…
Jackie Robinson - An African American Baseball Player and Civil Rights Activist
PBS
Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and…
2 videos