In the original Angels in the Outfield, a young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning en route to the NL pennant.

Angels in the Outfield (1951) Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 39min | 19 October 1951 (USA) 7.1
Director: Clarence BrownWriters: Richard Conlin, Dorothy KingsleyStars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan WynnSummary: A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant?

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