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October 16, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA
For Immediate Release – October 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA
“The Sweet Spot – LIVE” Pasadena event to feature “Mudcat” Grant, Jackie Robinson, and the New York Yankees – “Mudcat” Grant scheduled to appear
Evzone Media + Experiential, a Los Angeles-based film studio, will stage a live presentation of their streaming baseball documentary series, The Sweet Spot: A Treasury of Baseball Stories at 3 p.m. on November 11 at the Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA.
The Sweet Spot is an original documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. The series is available on Amazon, ROKU, and Vimeo On Demand.
“We’re going to be screening rarely heard baseball stories about Major League Baseball in the 1950s and 60s from “Mudcat,” an inside look at one of the last interviews with Jackie Robinson from writer Ron Rapoport, and tales from inside the Yankees clubhouse from former batboy Matthew McGough,” said Leonoudakis.
“Mudcat” Grant is the first African-American to win twenty games in the American League, in a fourteen-year career with the Indians, Twins, Expos, Dodgers, Cardinals, A’s and Pirates. “Mudcat’s” book, The Black Aces will be available for purchase and “Mudcat” will sign upon request. Ron Rapoport has written for the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and is a recipient of the Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism. Author Matthew McGough has penned stories for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe. He recounted his two seasons with the New York Yankees in his book, Batboy: Coming of Age with the New York Yankees.
“We’re screening episodes featuring our special guests, followed by a Q&A session with all of them, sharing more priceless baseball stories and their perspective on our national pastime in the 20th and 21st century,” said the filmmaker.
Leonoudakis has been producing media and experiences in Los Angeles for over thirty years, and his work seen around the world at Disney theme parks, Universal Studios/Hollywood, and as one of the producers of the acclaimed music documentary, The Wrecking Crew. The baseball documentarian has six films in the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Our event is free and open to the public, and will include a special baseball trivia quiz with prizes, and the chance to acquire our custom baseball cards, Heroes of the Sweet Spot,” said Leonoudakis. “’Mudcat’, Jackie, and the Yankees make for an unforgettable afternoon of baseball stories.”
This program is not sponsored by the Pasadena Public Library. Attendees are requested to use nearby street parking and area parking lots.
THE SWEET SPOT LIVE!
Producer/director Jon Leonoudakis will be presenting episodes from the Sweet Spot–A Treasury of Baseball Stories” with special guests Jim “Mudcat” Grant, sportswriter Ron Rapoport, and former New York Yankees Bat Boy Matthew McGough.
LOS ANGELES / PASADENA PUBLIC EVENT
NOVEMBER 11, 2017, 3:00p.m.
Pasadena Central Library
Donald Wright Auditorium
285 E. Walnut St.
Free admission to the public