Why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?

Categories: TV Movie, Drama, History
In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2001-04-28
Run time: 129 minute / 2:9
Director: Billy Crystal
Production Company : 61* Productions Inc.
Production Country: United States of America


Barry Pepper
as Roger Maris
Thomas Jane
as Mickey Mantle
Anthony Michael Hall
as Whitey Ford
Richard Masur
as Milt Kahn
Bruce McGill
as Ralph Houk
Chris Bauer
as Bob Cerv
Jennifer Crystal Foley
as Pat Maris ('61)
Christopher McDonald
as Mel Allen
Haynes Brooke
as Detroit Bartender
Bob Gunton
as Dan Topping
Donald Moffat
as Ford Frick
Joe Grifasi
as Phil Rizzuto
Peter Jacobson
as Artie Green
Seymour Cassel
as Sam Simon
Robert Joy
as Bob Fitschel
Michael Nouri
as Joe DiMaggio
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Moose Skowron
Bobby Hosea
as Elston Howard
Paul Borghese
as Yogi Berra
Renée Taylor
as Claire Ruth
Pat Crowley
as Pat Maris
Dane Northcutt
as Randy Maris
Charles Esten
as Kevin Maris
Shannah Laumeister Stern
as Pretty Young Woman
Shiva Rose
as Toot's Girl
Mike Carlucci
as Memorial Stadium Announcer (voice)
Tony Stef'Ano
as Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Mali Finn Casting
Robert F. Colesberry Producer

Haskell Wexler Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up
Dan Moore Costume Design

Billy Crystal Director

Billy Crystal Executive Producer

Marc Shaiman Original Music Composer

Rusty Smith Production Design
Anne D. McCulley Set Decoration

Michael Jablow Editor

Denise Hudson Art Direction

Ross Greenburg Executive Producer

Hank Steinberg Writer

Carl S. Griffin Line Producer

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