The Battered Bastards of Baseball

This documentary tells the little-known story of how actor Bing Russell (of TV's "Bonanza") created an independent baseball team in the 1970s. Armed with big-time dreams and plenty of spirit, Russell's Portland Mavericks become lovable underdogs.
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The movie can be enjoyed by anyone, not just sports fans. Underdog stories simply don't get better than this.
Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times  full review
Bing Russell built it, and they came.
Daniel M. Gold, New York Times  full review
Vibrant, rebellious, and fun as all hell - if also utterly biased.
Michael Nordine, Village Voice  full review
So rife with underdog victors and hairpin twists of fortune that, if it weren't all true, no one would believe it.
Scott Foundas, Variety  full review
The Battered Bastards of Baseball is not just about baseball. It transcends the game and is a charming anti-establishment yarn that should delight audiences who don't even know an r.b.i. from a balk.
Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter  full review
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  • Release Year: 2014
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 80 min
  • Available From: Jul 13, 2014
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Chapman Way, Maclain Way

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