Films on Friday: MacGyver and Baseball


As I was doing my research for yesterday’s post about Hank Aaron’s cameo on MacGyver, I stumbled upon other baseball-related MacGyver and Richard Dean Anderson clips.

First, apparently during the the 1987 World Series, ABC took the opportunity to run some ads for their own shows, such as this one:

Second, although Richard Dean Anderson was one of my favorite actors in the 1980s, I had no idea he ever appeared in a baseball TV movie. The 1995 movie, “Past the Bleachers,” starred Anderson as the new coach of a Little League baseball team. The IMDB plot summary is as follows:

“Bill and his wife have recently had to live through a tragedy. When Bill decides to coach a little league baseball team, he meets a young mute boy named Lucky, who may be just what the team needs in order to win. A very mysterious child, Lucky helps heal the wounds from Bill’s past.”

Check out the promo video below:

I’ll definitely have to find this one and have a post-baseball season film fest one of these days!

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

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Films on Friday: The Brooks Robinson Collection


Since we just celebrated Brooks Robinson Night on Wednesday, here’s a great video about his baseball collection that he donated to charity in 2015. The collection earned $1.44 million for the Constance & Brooks Robinson Charitable Foundation. The highest earning piece was his 1964 MVP award, which sold for $155,350. Included in the collection was a platter presented to him on Brooks Robinson Night in Arlington, Texas, in 1973. Alas, the puppy and the duck were not available for the auction.

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Films on Friday: 2131


On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., broke the record for the most consecutive baseball games played in by a Major Leaguer. During that game, he hit a home run, as discussed in the video below featuring Jon Miller and President Bill Clinton:

 

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

 

Films on Friday: Cal and Bill Ripken


I noted the other day that Cal and Bill Ripken made an appearance at last Saturday’s Aberdeen IronBirds game. Before the game started, and before they each threw out a ceremonial first pitch, they spoke about their dad’s impact on the game of baseball and why the continue to support youth baseball and their team the Aberdeen IronBirds:

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca