Small Ball: A Little League Story

A team of Little Leaguers go from their small town all the way to the 2002 Little League Baseball World Series Championship.

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Premiere Date
April 14, 2004
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer

Louis Alvarez

Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker have been making films together since the late 1970s. They have a national reputation for making audience-friendly documentaries that tackle important subjects in American culture with wit and humor, including social class (People Like Us), language (American Tongues), women's lives (Moms, Sex:Female), and politics (Vote for Me, Louisiana Boys). Show more Their work has won two Peabody Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards. Show less

Producer

Andrew Kolker

Andrew Kolker has been making films with Louis Alvarez and Peter Odabashian for decades. They have a national reputation for making audience-friendly documentaries that tackle important subjects in American culture with wit and humor, including social class (People Like Us), language (American Tongues), women's lives (Moms, Sex:Female), and Show more politics (Vote for Me, Louisiana Boys). Their work has won two Peabody Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards. Show less

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The Film

Millions of people from every walk of life have played or been touched by Little League baseball. Through entertaining vignettes of present-day Little League play and evocative recollections from former players, Small Ball opens a window into a national rite of passage and the role it plays in shaping American culture.

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