The New York Yankees, the most successful team in baseball history, rose to prominence through the power of its legendary players. The dynasty that spanned a century has become synonymous with "American Sports: and the heroes that ran the bases in the Bronx are true national icons. Their lives and their accomplishments - before, during and after baseball - served as inspiration not just for fans of the sport, but for the public-at-large, during often dark and difficult times.
This collection of in-depth video biographies brings these pinstripe pros to life, presenting their amazing performances on the field against the broad backdrop of the tumultuous 20th Century. Featuring candid reminiscences from a host of baseball stars and other notable public figures, Bronx Baseball Legends humanizes the larger than life figures who dominated the diamond's greatest dynasty.
Yogi Berra, In His Own Words: Lawrence "Yogi" Berra endeared himself to America with his gift of garbled gab ("It ain't over ?til it's over!"). But his true greatness stems from twenty seasons both behind and at the plate for the great Yankee juggernaut, with three MVP awards to his credit.
Mickey Mantle, In His Own Words: The man who took over the Yankee leadership reins from the great Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle was a mighty slugger who chased Roger Maris in their 1961 race to break Babe Ruth's single season home-run record, slamming some of the farthest hit homers ever blasted in Yankee Stadium.
Narrated by Fran Healey; Written, Directed and Edited by Marino Amoruso; Produced by Michael Stramiello.
Special Bonus Feature - Max Patkin, the Clown Prince of Baseball: Before costumed mascots flooded American stadiums, Max Patkin entertained major and minor league fans with his rubber-faced slapstick for over fifty years, becoming a baseball tradition in his own right.
Narrated by Philip Markert; Directed, Edited and Co-Written by Joe Wider; Produced and Co-Written by Sammy Jackson.