The Teammates (2003)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Adapted from David Halberstam's best-selling book of the same name, the cable TV documentary The Teammates chronicles the lifelong friendship between ballplayer Ted Williams and his fellow Boston Red Sox players Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio. Covering a six-decade period beginning in the 1940s, the one-hour documentary covers the foursome's off-diamond carousing and camping, with time aplenty to detail the other three teammates' Herculean efforts to curb Williams' mercurial behavior and Hellenic temper. The story concludes poignantly with the quartet's final reunion around Williams' deathbed. Even non-Red Sox fans should get a kick out of The Teammates, which was committed to home video not long after its ESPN network debut.

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baseball, friendship, retrospective, reunion, teammate