The Battered Bastards of Baseball

The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

Genres - Documentary  |   Release Date - Jul 11, 2014  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a 2014 documentary film about the Portland Mavericks, a defunct minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon. They played five seasons in the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, from 1973 through 1977. Owned by actor Bing Russell, the Mavericks were an independent team, without the affiliation of a parent team in the major leagues.

The film was directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way, grandsons of Russell, and features Russell's son Kurt Russell, who played for the Mavericks and worked as a vice president. It also includes batboy Todd Field, Frank "The Flake" Peters, Joe Garza, Jim Bouton, and Joe Garagiola. The film premiered to a standing ovation at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2014. Netflix, initially one of several interested buyers, acquired the rights to the film and premiered it as an Original Documentary on July 11, 2014.

After a bidding war between Fox Searchlight, Columbia Pictures, and DreamWorks, filmmaker Justin Lin acquired the rights to adapt the documentary into a feature film. Oscar-nominated Field was attached to write and direct the adaptation.

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Portland Mavericks, Russell, Team


Subject: baseball

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Những Đứa Con Hoang Bị Vùi Dập Của Bóng Chày
The Battered Bastards of Baseball
Οι Μπάσταρδοι του Μπέιζμπολ