Viva Baseball (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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For baseball fans who know there's more to the game than who can hit the longest home run, filmmaker Dan Klores offers this award-winning look at the Latin American athletes who changed the face of America's national pass-time. Major League Baseball has a rich history of Latino players who overcame racism and cultural divides to triumph on the diamond. In the documentary, Boys of 2nd Street Park director Klores utilized rare archival footage and extensive interviews with such legends as Keith Hernandez, Rod Carew, Orlando Cepeda, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and Carlos Beltran to detail the lives and legacies of the men who risked it all to live out their dreams.

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baseball, dreams, history, Latin [ethnicity], racism, triumph