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When It Was a Game (1991)

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Sport | TV Movie
This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league ... See full summary »

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Steven Stern
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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hank Aaron ... Himself (archive footage)
Bud Abbott ... Himself (archive footage)
Elden Auker Elden Auker ... Himself (voice)
Red Barber Red Barber ... Himself (voice)
Yogi Berra ... Himself (archive footage)
Clay Bryant Clay Bryant ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Campanella Roy Campanella ... Himself (archive footage)
Ty Cobb Ty Cobb ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert W. Creamer Robert W. Creamer ... Himself (voice)
Joe Cronin Joe Cronin ... Himself (archive footage)
Dizzy Dean Dizzy Dean ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Dickey Bill Dickey ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe DiMaggio ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Doerr Bobby Doerr ... Himself (archive footage)
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This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league players and ballparks, many of the parks now defunct. Also included are literary readings, remembrances by former players, and baseball related music. Written by Mike Tuggle <dvdmike@yahoo.com>

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baseball | home movie | See All (2) »


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Unrated
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Country:

USA

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Stereo
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Followed by When It Was a Game 2 (1992) See more »

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Beautiful "memory" of baseball as it used to be.
12 February 2001 | by rcl1316See all my reviews

This was one of the most beautifully narrated picture of "real" professional baseball as it was before it became a game of mediocre, millionaire imitations. The home movies of some of the outstanding ball players (who, unfortunately, will never be equalled was a joy to behold. Just seeing some of these men---my boyhood heroes---brought me to tears.

It was beautifully produced. I taped it to save forever.


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