The doc will detail the history of African-Americans in baseball from 1865-1947 -- the year that Jackie Robinson broke through the barrier and became the first black major league baseball player. Gregg Champion, of Wrapped Prods., will direct the feature, and the company has nabbed exclusive rights to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City for the film.
As an added perk, the sporty fare will also have a touch of jazz. Champion says that the doc will not only focus on the leagues, but "how jazz and baseball came together, how women influenced baseball at that time and how the economics of baseball played into black Americans succeeding in all walks of life." It sounds like an interesting and well-balanced doc to me. The current plan is to release the film during the World Series this fall.