The Slugger’s Wife is about baseball player Darryl Palmer who falls in love with a singer named Debby and discovers that his performance on the field depends on her presence. However, when Debby longs to pursue her own dreams and goals, she and Darryl are faced with some difficult decisions.

The Slugger's Wife (1985) Comedy, Music, Romance | 105min | 29 March 1985 (USA) 4.4
Director: Hal AshbyWriter: Neil SimonStars: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin RittSummary: Darryl Palmer is a right fielder for the Atlanta Braves. He is a middling batter at 0.294 for the season thus far. He falls in love at first sight with Debby Huston when he sees her performing at the Limelight, a local club, she who dreams of pop music stardom, with the next step on that hopeful road being a record contract. Initially, Debby has no interest in Darryl whatsoever, but he eventually wears her down with his true affection for her, they eventually getting married. As he feels he has nothing else of substance to give her, how he shows his love for her is to be the best batter he can be, their first date which was predicated on he hitting two home runs in the next game, something he had never done before. As such, he continues to hit home run after another in providing this gift for Debby, while in return people begin to see Debby as his good luck charm. As Darryl's newfound hitting prowess is in large part the reason for the Braves' success.


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