In the 1951 film “Angels in the Outfield,” a reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak on their abusive manager. Just as she starts investigating him for her column, he hears an angel’s voice promising team success if he reforms his ways.

As the manager begins to change, an orphan girl and avid Pirates fan starts seeing angels on the field. Miraculously, the team’s fortunes turn, and they clinch the National League pennant. The story serves as a transformative journey for the reporter, the manager, and the orphan, proving that miracles can happen unexpectedly.

Angels in the Outfield | October 19, 1951 (United States) 7.1
Director: Clarence BrownWriter: Richard Conlin, Dorothy Kingsley, George WellsStars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan WynnSummary: The Pittsburgh Pirates' brash and abusive manager receives the help of an angel to win games and become a better person in the process.


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