61* is an emotional, nostalgic baseball drama about the friendship and professional competition between the NY Yankees’ beloved-but-troubled Mickey Mantle and loathed but steadfast Roger Maris. A first-rate portrait for sports lovers and character-drama fans.

61* (2001) Biography, Drama, History | 2h 9min | TV Movie 28 April 2001 7.8
Director: Billy CrystalWriters: Hank SteinbergStars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael HallSummary: 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, a reserved sort, is much less popular than his hard-partying New York Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle, 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.

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