Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took another generation of Black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns where racial segregation remained a fact of life well into the 1960s, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow. Featuring James “Mudcat” Grant, Orlando Cepeda, Tony Pérez, Jimmy Wynn, Grover “Deacon” Jones, J.R. Richard, Bobby Tolan, Enos Cabell.

Broadcast nationally in 2018 on cable network TV One

Recipient of a 2019 Gold Telly Award for General Documentary

Now available on iTunesAmazon, and Kanopy

Festival Selections / Screenings
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
FilmScene Cinema, Iowa City
Koret Auditorium, Main Library, San Francisco
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City
Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami
Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre, Houston
Landmark’s E Street Cinema, Washington, D.C.
2017 New Haven Documentary Film Festival
2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival

Running Time 41:50

Director Gaspar González
Concept By Matthew Frye Jacobson
Cinematographer Jorge Rubiera
Location Sound Joel C. Hernandez and James M. Willis
Editor Jorge Rubiera
Post Sound Joel C. Hernandez
Music Mickey de Grand IV and Sam Garner