Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino (2004)

Genres - History, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In 1919, in what has since become regarded as one of the more poorly considered deals in the history of professional sports, Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold the baseball team's star player, Babe Ruth, to the New York Yankees after the Red Sox failed to win that year's World Series. According to superstitious fans, the sale put a curse on the Red Sox; while the Yankees went on to win the World Series 26 times, the Red Sox were incapable of bringing home baseball's greatest prize. However, in 2004 the Red Sox finally regained their good luck and not only defeated the Yankees to gain the American League pennant, but won the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in four games straight. Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino is a sports documentary which takes an in-depth look at the Boston Red Sox, in which players, fans, and sports writers discuss the birth of the curse, the many near-misses of the Red Sox over the next 87 years, and the triumphant 2004 season that finally brought a winning baseball team back to Beantown.




archival-footage, bad-luck, baseball, curse, fan [devotee], MLB (Major League Baseball), pennant, season [sports], sports-highlights, superstition, World-Series