61*

directed by Billy Crystal
List(s):"Movie Two"
Category: "Sports"
Year of Release:2001
Date Added:10/05/2015
Date Watched:03/16/2019
Description:Roger Maris' (Barry Pepper) pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Mickey Mantle was played by Thomas Jane. The movie stayed close to the facts, including the death threats and opposition to Maris' pursuit and the decision to put an asterisk after the record because Maris played 8 more games.
My Rating:7

Reviews for 61*

Review - 61*

I always felt like Maris' 61 was the record, even during the years when it had an asterisk. If an asterisk is needed on any records, it's on Bonds and the others who only beat Maris by cheating. If this movie is close to how it really was, I'm now a Maris fan. The movie probably went on too long, but it was well made.
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