Approved | | Biography, Drama, Romance
Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.
Because Doris Day's most popular movies were usually musicals, Warner Brothers wanted her to sing in this film. The result has Day singing "Old Saint Nicholas" when her family celebrates Christmas while Grover is recuperating from his head wound.
Don't you understand, Rog? It isn't enough that I believe in him. Baseball's got to brlieve in him too!
Rogers Hornsby: What can I do to help Alex?
Aimee Alexander: Please give him back his life, Rog!
The fans are shown giving a loud, enthusiastic standing ovation to Alexander for his pitching heroics in the 1926 World Series. However, the games that Alexander won in the 1926 World Series were played in Yankee Stadium, meaning that the fans were rooting for the Yankees, not the Cardinals. The fans were stunned when Babe Ruth was caught stealing at second to end the Series - not just because of the way it ended, but because their team had lost to a team it had been heavily favored to beat.
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