One in a Million : The Ron LeFlore Story

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One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

prison baseball biography

One in a Million : The Ron LeFlore Story

Release Date: September 26, 1978

Year    :   1978
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Genres    :   TV Movie, Drama
Production Companies    :   EMI Films
Director    :   William A. Graham
Producers    :   William S. Gilmore, Mary Goldberg, Tony Converse, Roger Gimbel, Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella, Peter Bergmann
Writers    :   Stanford Whitmore, Ron LeFlore, Jim Hawkins
RunTime    :   100 mins.

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story was a 1978 made for TV movie telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The movie was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues. It follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother. Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves. The movie first aired on CBS Television on September 26, 1978.

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