The ultimate underdog story featuring gracious men following their dreams against all odds. Never before seen footage with some of America's unsung heroes as they humbly chase after their dreams of playing professional baseball. This is a heartfelt documentary exploring racism, segregation and civil rights in America told through the lives of the Negro League Baseball Players. For some of them, this may be the final video interview they granted before passing away.
The focus is on what life was like for the players and their families off of the field while pursuing their dreams in the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60's in America. They share their personal stories and how their lives were changed when Jackie Robinson crossed the color barrier and broke into Major League Baseball. They played along side the legends of Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson.
This film features exclusive, never before seen interviews with the players and family members themselves. In spite of the horrible treatment and the unfair conditions they endured, they were thankful for the chance to play the game they loved. Watch "The Other Boys of Summer" to see these men generously and vibrantly share their personal stories.
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