Touching the Game, Alaska is the second collegiate baseball documentary by Jim Carroll. Alaska is well known for its majestic scenery, captivating wildlife, and strong indigenous culture, but few know about its rich baseball tradition. America’s pastime has an amazing history in the 49th state spanning more than 100 years, and for the last forty years the Alaska Baseball League has been at its epicenter.
Touching the Game, Alaska (2009) Sport | 100min | 19 June 2009 (USA)
Director: Jim CarrollWriter: Jim CarrollSummary: In today’s high pressure, big dollar world of professional baseball and its accompanying media cyclone, the most poignant and refreshing perspectives are those that portray the unique and committed institutions which keep the essence and purity of our national pastime alive. The Alaska Baseball League is such an institution and offers such a perspective. With roots in the days before the playing of the first Midnight Sun game in 1906, this amateur league has been adding to Alaska’s (and indeed America’s) cultural and historical legacy, defined as much by its Alaskan existence as by its exceptionally high quality baseball.