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244 Time In The Minors
Two Players. One Dream...What's it like trying to make it to the Major Leagues?


Video: "Time In The Minors" Film Trailer

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Overview

Genre

Sports, Human Interest, Lifestyle, Biography, and Society

Synopsis

Every year in June approximately 1500 new players out of high school and college are chosen from the amateur baseball draft and sent to play in the minor leagues. Trying to make it in the fiercely competitive world of professional baseball can make or break you. "Time In The Minors" documents the lives and passionate dreams of two minor league players on their arduous journey to becoming Major League Baseball players. John Drennen (19), a High School All-American from San Diego, California was selected in the first round of the 2005 amateur baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians and offered a one million dollar signing bonus. 2006 will mark John’s first full season in professional baseball. Tony Schrager (28), a 1998 and 6th-round draft pick out of Omaha, Nebraska is an 8-year veteran of the minor leagues. The 2006 season may be Tony’s last shot to make it.

Follow each player from pre-season and beyond through the ups and downs of life in professional baseball.

Stage

finished

Running time

60 or 85 minutes

Links

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Credits

Tony Okun ... Producer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer

David P. Ramos ... Cinematographer

Eric Sandmeyer ... Original Music Score, Sound Mix

Arielle Krnich ... Post-Production Advisor

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Oh! Show Productions

Country

United States

Production years

2005-2009

Locations

USA

Distribution Details

Release year

2010

Festivals

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, Lakedance International Film Festival, Asheville Film Festival, Iowa City International Film Festival, Idaho International Film Festival, Docutah International Film Festival

Awards

Winner Best Documentary, "Lakedance International Film Festival (2009) / Winner Best Feature-Documentary, "Idaho International Film Festival" (2009)

Distribution

The Television Syndication Company (Broadcast Distributor) / Landmark Media (DVD Distributor)

Broadcast (Acq.)

NHK BS1 (Japan, 2010 & 2011)

Language

English

Subtitles

n/a