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Too bad Leo Durocher wasn't around to weigh in on that subject,
I think Ball Four would be perfect for an extended Cable series. A TV series in the '70s starring Bouton failed miserably. The time wasn't ripe; it is now. Although, I guess it would have to be fictionalized to some extent in order to avoid nuisance law suits.
make sure ESPN doesn't get its hands on it
After that Robinson turned bitterly against the Republican Party when it nominated Goldwater in 64. I think he was a Rockefeller guy but could be turned around. But he saw that as a turning point and walked away for that election.
A biopic of Ted Williams, hero and anti-hero, no holds barred, arrogance and temper, angry/bitter gunslinger magnetism and all, Salvation Army fanatic of a mother, bum #### of a father, two wars to overcome, a tale of spitting in the face of a fate that would destroy him. Casting would be important. It's a It's A Wonderful Life story going from hopeful optimism to bitter disillusionment with ultimate redemption possibilities--or does it end like The Searchers. It would take some kind of actor--with range and power. A Yeatsian Circus Animals Desertion thing--character isolated by a deed.
Moe Berg seems like a good one. (Has there been a movie about him?)
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