Jason is not doing very well with his Little League team, and he is cut from the regular line-up to an expansion team of lesser skilled kids. Determined to make good, Jason recruits a couple of friends who are strong players, and he discovers that his school’s janitor, Mack Henry, is willing to serve as coach.

Finding Buck McHenry (2000) Drama, Family, Sport | 94min | TV Movie 16 April 2000 5.7
Director: Charles BurnettWriter: Alfred SloteStars: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Ernie BanksSummary: When an 11 year old boy (Michael Schiffman) gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team. He persuades a school custodian (Ossie Davis) to be the coach. As the new coach starts working with the team, his knowledge leads the boy to suspect that the man is really an ex-Negro League legend who disappeared from sight years ago. The kid sets out to find out the truth about the man's background. Ossie Davis' real-life wife also appears in the film as his wife. Former Chicago Cubs' star, Ernie Banks, also appears as a Negro league star.


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