LESTER FINALLY GETS TO COOPERSTOWN
Lester Rodney finally has found his rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY.
As part of the 2017 Baseball Film Festival, our doc - "CRIME OF THE BIG LEAGUES" is now part of the permanent collection in the museum. More importantly, Lester Rodney has finally been recognized for his pioneering work smashing the Jim Crow laws in baseball.
Michael Pickman (producer/editor), Jack Epstein (writer) and myself (director) attended the festival. It was my first trip to the Baseball Mecca and it did not disappoint. The film was very well received by a packed audience and was followed by a spirited Q&A.
The town of Cooperstown is like a going back in time 100 years. Like the asylum patients from the film "King of Hearts" wondering their little French town, only in Cooperstown can grown men wearing full 1946 Cleveland Indians uniforms walk the streets without being stared out!