Glory And Grief: The Fergie Jenkins StoryUnited States, 2021 : International Premiere
An account of Canadian baseball icon Fergie Jenkins' incredible on-field accomplishments, as well as the tremendous hardships and losses he endured off the field.
Playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox (1965–1983), Fergie Jenkins is considered to be one of Canada's most successful baseball players and Cubs’ best pitchers. The documentary explores not only his success on the field, but the hardships in his personal life, which shaped Jenkin's outlook on life and his relationships with family and friends. In addition to interviews with Jenkins, GLORY AND GRIEF features rarely seen footage from the Major League Baseball archives and exclusive interviews with teammates, including Billy Williams and Randy Hundley, as well as his son, Raymond, and daughters Delores, Kelly and Kimberly.
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This feature documentary follows one of the greatest Canadian baseball players of all time, Ferguson Jenkins, through the 1972-1973 season. From the hope and innocence of spring training to the dog days of an August slump, the camera gets up close and personal at the home plate and records the intimate chatter on the mound, in the dugout and in the locker room. It provides a glimpse into the rewards and pressures of sports stardom and the easy camaraderie of the quintessential summer sport.
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"A portrait of greatness on field, agony off it."- Chicago Sun Times