The Pride of the Yankees, despite its flaws, makes for appropriate viewing on Lou Gehrig Day, which is now celebrated in baseball. Gehrig passed away on this date in 1941. He never did live to see the film, which earned 11 Oscar nominations and winning one for editing. The editing is certainly well deserved given that Gary Cooper never played baseball before signing onto the film. This is what the reports say. Many reports say…"The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig Day"
Written by Ron Backer, Baseball Goes to the Movies (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) is a look at the sport in film going all the way back to beginning of when motion pictures didn’t have any sound. There have been some other books to examine baseball and film but most of those were released over 20 years ago. Given the number of baseball films released since the early 1990s, an update feels necessary. In this…"Baseball Goes to the Movies is A Must-Have For Baseball/Movie Lovers"