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The Pride of the Yankees

7 Ratings: 4.6
1942 motion picture starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright and Walter Brennan.

The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film directed by Sam Wood about the New York Yankees baseball player, first baseman Lou Gehrig, who had his career cut short at 36 years of age when he was stricken with the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral … see full wiki

Genre: Sport
Release Date: July 14, 1942
1 review about The Pride of the Yankees

My Favorite Baseball Movie!

  • Mar 23, 2009
Rating:
+5
This may not be the best baseball movie made but it is definately my favorite! It is a little campy at times but Babe Ruth gives an enjoyable and convincing portrayal of himself and other greats including Bill Dickey also appear.

Teresa Wright and Gary Cooper have great chemistry and their interactions are classic 1940's. The movie does stretch the truth somewhat (Gerhig promising to hit three home runs for a crippled boy and hitting the third in dramatic fashion, never occurred) but it is all in good fun.

Walter Brennen is phenominal as the friendly reporter who follows Gehrig from city to city and chronicles his career.

There are priceless scenes on trains as the Yankees traveled from city to city (this has been replaced by corporate and charter jets) especially when the player try to make Babe Ruth angry!

The re-creation of Gehrig's farewell at Yankee Stadium is one of the most heart warming scenes in movie history!

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