Major League Baseball personalities share personal stories in the documentary “Heading For Home” set against familiar sights and sounds of this national pastime. Ernie Harwell, veteran play-by-play announcer, captures the imagination in the opening segment with a stirring yet simple narrative titled “Baseball.” Other personalities include: Sandy Alomar, Jr., Colorado Rockies; Chad Krueter, Los Angeles Dodgers; Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox; Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees; Tim Salmon, Anaheim Angels; Jeff Torborg, Florida Marlins manager; John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves; Arizona Diamondbacks’ Curt Schilling, 2001 World Series co-MVP; Orel Hershiser, recently named Associate to the General Manager of the Texas Rangers.
The late Roy Campanella, Hall of Fame catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers said once, “You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living.” The men profiled in “Heading for Home” have captured their boyhood dreams, the fun and the discipline of the game. They also have taken on the responsibility to pursue greatness not only on the field, but also in their personal lives. Their positive life examples will highlight their baseball performance as well as their community activities, their families and their faith. Stories will trace the long road “home” these men traveled to make their Major League dreams come true. Their insights will serve as inspiration to others to find personal greatness, as well.
“Heading For Home” was produced in cooperation with VisionQuest, Inc. and FamilyNet Inc., and will air on FamilyNet Television during Spring Training in the 2003 Baseball Season.
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