Diamond Stars is a love story about Solly and Abby, a boy and a girl with a deep, abiding love for the game of baseball, thrown together by fate, luck and baseball cards to witness one of the signature achievements in baseball history: New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell striking out five future Hall-of-Famers in succession at the 1934 All-Star Game.
Diamond Stars is a story about passions, perseverance and the strange, mystical role heroes play in our lives. It is also a story of baseball and the enduring hold it has on the people who play it, watch it and love it.
Diamond Stars moves between two classic games, in 1934 and 1984, following Solly and Abby’s story with their future clouded by doubt and their salvation in the improbable hands of a man who lost as many games as he won. Solly is convinced of this.
His job now is to convince Van Lingle Mungo.
Marc Peter Reyna * Writer
Throughout his career with Covenant Players, a repertory theater company, Marc Peter Reyna served in a variety of capacities—actor, director, producer. He never imagined that ‘writer’ would be added to that list. The urge to write arrived with a lost shoebox of old baseball cards. The moment he smelled cardboard, stacked and banded into teams, and saw the faces of those old players looking up at him he began to tell a story—Diamond Stars is the result.
James Harmon Brown * Writer
James Harmon Brown is a Emmy-Award-winning writer who began his career as executive story editor on the iconic nighttime soap “Dynasty,” before moving on to daytime TV as head writer for such series as “All My Children,” “The Guiding Light” and “Port Charles.” He also co-created the ABC-TV daytime drama “The City.” His other television credits include “Father Dowling Mysteries” and the ABC TV Movies “Rich Men, Single Women” and “The Love Boat Valentine’s Day Cruise.” Prior to his television and playwriting careers, Brown was a feature writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Brown won his Emmy Award as a writer on “The Guiding Light.” He’s also a five-time Emmy nominee and six-time nominee for the Writer’s Guild of America award.