In 1998, the family of the late Roger Maris goes to Busch Stadium to witness Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals break their father's record with a 62nd home run. Maris' widow, Pat, is hospitalized due to complications from arrhythmia and watches the game on television from a hospital bed.
Decades earlier in 1961, Maris is presented with the Most Valuable Player award for the 1960 baseball season, but Mickey Mantle remains the New York Yankees' superstar. Mantle starts off hot while Maris struggles. Maris suspects he may be traded, but new manager Ralph Houk has Mantle and Maris switch places in the Yankees' batting order to see if it helps. It does, and Maris begins to hit home runs at a record pace. Mantle keeps pace and it becomes clear that both "M&M Boys" will make a run at Babe Ruth's record of 60 homers in one season.
|Genre:||Biography, Drama, History, Sports|
|Directed By:||Billy Crystal|
|Written By:||Hank Steinberg|
|Cast:||Robert Joy, Bruce McGill, Donald Moffat, Chris Bauer, Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Anthony Michael Hall, Bob Gunton, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Joe Grifasi, Seymour Cassel, Richard Masur, Peter Jacobson, Michael Nouri|
|In Theaters:||Apr 28, 2001|
|Runtime:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Production:||HBO Films, Face Productions|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|