61 Poster

Release Date: August 28th, 2005

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
Aiming for one of the most famed records in sports history, a pair of very different baseball players hit home runs at an impressive rate. Roger Maris (Barry Pepper), a reserved sort, is much less popular than his hard-partying New York Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane), the player who many observers think will be the one to challenge Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in one season. But in the summer of 1961, Maris surges ahead of Mantle, making a run at Ruth's mark.

Cast: Thomas Jane, Barry Pepper, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Christopher McDonald, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Renee Taylor

Director: Billy Crystal

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Underdog, Gripping, Quest, 1960s, New York City, Pursuit, Rivalry, Rousing

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special