Not Exactly Cooperstown (2014)

Not Exactly Cooperstown (Original)

69 min
Quick. Name the baseball hall of fame that allows fans to vote. It's a hall that has room for players like Curt Flood, Jim Bouton, Jimmy Piersall, Josh Gibson, Maury Wills, Bill Buckner, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Jim Abbott, "Shoeless Joe Jackson and Dock Ellis. And there's room for more than players. There's a labor leader (Marvin Miller), umpires (Emmett Ashford and Pam Postema), a maverick owner (Bill Veeck), a surgeon (Dr. Frank Jobe), and even a chicken (The San Diego Chicken). Give up? It's the Baseball Reliquary, and it's not exactly Cooperstown. Join documentary filmmaker/baseball zealot Jon Leonoudakis on a star-spangled journey into the heart and soul of baseball. The film features interviews with filmmaker Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham", "Cobb"), former pitchers Jim Bouton and Bill "Spaceman" Lee, author Arnold Hano (A Day in the Bleachers) and many more. Quirky, funny, and poignant, "Not Exactly Cooperstown" is a bold stew of Americana, folklore, sex, religion, scandal, fandom, poetry, sport, and art. So grab a hot dog and a cold one, and enjoy your box seat ticket to an unorthodox look at America's most orthodox game.

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