The Winning Team
|The Winning Team|
Thaatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lewis Seiler|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Screenplay by||Ted Sherdeman
|Story by||Seeleg Lester
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Edited by||Alan Crosland Jr.|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||$1.7 million|
The Winning Team is a 1952 biographical film directed by Lewis Seiler. It is a fictionalized biography of the life of major league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887–1950) starring Ronald Reagan as Alexander, Doris Day as his wife, Aimee, and Frank Lovejoy as baseball star Rogers Hornsby.
It includes his heroic performance in three games in the 1926 World Series against the New York Yankees, where the 7th inning strikeout of Tony Lazzeri is used as the game-ending, Series-winning pitch.
The film earned an estimated $1.7 million at the North American box office in 1952.
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Poor health (epilepsy) and alcoholism force pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs Grover Cleveland Alexander (Ronald Reagan), former telephone company lineman, out of baseball, but through his wife's (Doris Day) faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption with the St. Louis Cardinals.
- Doris Day as Aimee Alexander
- Ronald Reagan as Grover Cleveland Alexander
- Frank Lovejoy as Rogers Hornsby
- Eve Miller as Margaret Killefer
- James Millican as Bill Killefer
- Russ Tamblyn as Willie Alexander
- Gordon Jones as George Glasheen
- Hugh Sanders as Joe McCarthy
- Frank Ferguson as Sam Arrants
- Walter Baldwin as Pa Alexander
- Dorothy Adams as Ma Alexander
- Bob Lemon as Jesse 'Pop' Haines
- Jerry Priddy as Ballplayer
- Peanuts Lowery as Ballplayer
- George Metkovich as Ballplayer
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:
- 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
- "AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- The Winning Team on IMDb
- The Winning Team at AllMovie
- The Winning Team at the TCM Movie Database
- The Winning Team at the American Film Institute Catalog
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