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Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

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Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman narrates filmmaker Peter Miller's documentary tracing Jewish involvement in the development of American baseball. From Sandy Koufax's campaign to achieve equal rights for all players to Hank Greenberg's unwavering support of the legendary Jackie Robinson, Jewish personalities have played a pivotal role in shaping this uniquely American sport, and ensuring that every athlete has their turn at bat. Interviews with Al Rosen, Shawn Green, Kevin Youklis, Maury Allen, Larry King, and...
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Overview

Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman narrates filmmaker Peter Miller's documentary tracing Jewish involvement in the development of American baseball. From Sandy Koufax's campaign to achieve equal rights for all players to Hank Greenberg's unwavering support of the legendary Jackie Robinson, Jewish personalities have played a pivotal role in shaping this uniquely American sport, and ensuring that every athlete has their turn at bat. Interviews with Al Rosen, Shawn Green, Kevin Youklis, Maury Allen, Larry King, and Ron Howard offer additional insight into the role Jews played in making baseball the great American pass-time, and a rare, archival interview with Koufax allows fans to witness the evolution of their favorite sport firsthand.
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Special Features

Deleted Scenes; Newsreels; Sophie Milman Sings; "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • UPC: 767685243251
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,632

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Voice Only
Technical Credits
Peter Miller Director, Producer
Ira Berkow Screenwriter
Caroline Berler Associate Producer
Will Hechter Executive Producer, Producer
Amy Linton Associate Producer, Editor
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer
Allen Moore Cinematographer
Antonio Rossi Cinematographer
Michael Roth Score Composer
Anne-Marie Smith Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
1. The American Game [6:16]
2. Too Much Jew [6:33]
3. Transformational [10:27]
4. Wartime [11:40]
5. The Shining Example [4:13]
6. People Have More Respect [5:27]
7. Pablo Picasso of Pitching [7:43]
8. The Jewish Kid [17:22]
9. Let My People Go [3:17]
10. The Right Place [7:10]
11. Hopes and Dreams [7:51]
12. Credits [2:35]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
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   Scenes
   Extras
      Deleted Scenes
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            Signing Sandy Koufax
            Stickball
            Yom Kippur
            Baseballand Jewish Calendar
            Larry King and Passover
            Sandy Koufax Retires
            The Koufax Mystique
            Marv Rotblatt - "Triple Play!"
            Koufax and Younger Players
      Newsreels
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            1963 World Series Newsreel
            1965 World Series Newsreel
      "Take Me Out!" : Sophie Milman
      About Docurama
         Docurama Trailers
            Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back
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            Air Guitar Nation
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            A Crude Awakening
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            The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
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