“Bless you, boys”

 

DESCRIPTION: A newspaper plays “inside baseball” to unearth forgotten photographs and stories of the 1984 Detroit Tigers World Champions. Detroit Free Press veterans Bill McGraw and Mary Schroeder recount this crowning moment in Detroit sports history through thousands of photo negatives and one sport writer’s score book.

PRODUCTION:  Visually, newspapers are historic gold mines when it comes to sports. No game action video? No problem. In addition to photo negatives, I digitized newspaper prints, a published book and a Pulitzer Prize entry to lay a historical visual framework for this short film. It was produced in 2018 ahead of the induction of Alan Trammell and Jack Morris into the Baseball Hall of Fame.