The Rag-Tag Champs (1978)

Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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Fourteen-year-old Jake Wrather (Larry B. Scott) is third baseman for his sandlot ball team -- and in the absence of an adult supervisor, he also runs the team. The parentless Jake lives with his uncle Lenny (Glynn Turman), an easygoing musician who works nights. In fact, Lenny works too many nights to please the local Social Services people, who may very well revoke his custody of Jake. Meanwhile, Jake's team must come up with an adult manager or lose its standing. That's right, folks: Uncle Jake finds himself in charge of the team -- and never mind that he doesn't quite subscribe to Jake's philosophy that "winning is the only thing there is."