Viva Baseball

Starz / Anchor Bay   (2005) / Region 1
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How Latinos shaped America's pastime.

In this award-winning documentary, filmmaker Dan Klores (director of The Boys of 2nd Street Park and Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story) explores the fierce struggles and rich history of Latino players in Major League Baseball. It is a remarkable story of racism, culture clash and personal triumphs, told through rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of provocative interviews with such legends as Luis Tiant, Orestes 'Minnie' Minoso, Orlando Cepeda, Vic Power, Tony Perez, Filipe Alou, Juan Marichal, Rod Carew, Fernando Valenzuela, Cookie Rojas, Keith Hernandez and more, plus current-day superstars like David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran and Miguel Tejada. From its roots in Cuba and the Caribbean, through integration, shocking controversies and the extraordinary legacy of Roberto Clemente, experience the lives of men who battled to play the sport they loved, only to discover the courage to change the game forever.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 22 2006
  • Production Year 2005
  • Empire SKU 1206077
  • UPC Code 013131494396
  • Studio  Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


Extra Interview Footage


  • Audio
    Spanish Dolby Digital Mono
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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