Fear Strikes Out is the true story of Jimmy Piersall, a baseball player battling mental illness and with a domineering father. This dark drama, with its vivid lead performance, pleases classic drama fans, those seeking baseball movie without the usual cliches.

Fear Strikes Out (1957) Biography, Drama, Sport | 1h 40min | 15 August 1957 (Australia) 7.0
Director: Robert MulliganWriters: Ted Berkman, Raphael BlauStars: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma MooreSummary: Jim Piersall is groomed by his loving but hard-driving father (living vicariously through his son) to play major league baseball. His desire to succeed to please his father leads to mental illness and a nervous breakdown. Can he overcome those difficulties and return to the major leagues?

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