The Battered Bastards of Baseball | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


[Todd Field]Long before steroids
and multi-million dollar contracts,
there was a truly independent ball club,a bunch of guys who were hopeless dreamers
looking for a second chance.
In short…the best kind of people. [Carren Woods]When we first heard
about Bing Russell,
there was this buzz about,
“Well, who’s Bing Russell?”
[Field]And he was in
The Magnificent Seven
and he’s the sheriff on Bonanza. My dad got killed 126 times,
I think it was. [Field]Why would Bing Russell
come to Portland?
Bing was out to prove that
independent baseball could work. [Bob Richmond]And I think we charged Bing
$500 for the franchise.
[Kurt Russell]So we started from scratch.“We’re going to have open tryouts.”“Show us for the fools that we are
coming from Hollywood.” [Frank Peters]You’d expect maybe
40 or 50 people to show up,
and I think 300 showed up. [Woods]Guys who drove
clear across the country
and sacrificed this or sold thisjust for the chance
to come and try out for the team.
I don’t care about the money.
I just want to play ball. [Field]There was no press handlers.There was no groomed image.There were just these furry, hairy, funny,
great bunch of guys…
[bat cracking]…and the things that happened
on the field were absolutely insane.
[bat cracking] [Woods]Organized baseball
didn’t like Bing
and they did everything they could
to make sure Bing didn’t win.
[bat cracking] [Kurt]He couldn’t stand them.They couldn’t stand him. Portland is the greatest
baseball city in the world. [Field]We broke attendance records
in the entire Minor Leagues that year.
[Rob Nelson]We really emphasized fun.[Richmond]The fans loved it.[Field]I’ve never seen a ball teamand fans behave the way
they did with the Mavericks.
[Kurt]He created the most successful team
in the history of Minor League Baseball.
[bat cracking] “This is gonna be magic.”

48 thoughts on “The Battered Bastards of Baseball | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

  • June 25, 2014 at 11:16 pm
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    I currently play in an Independent league like this – the Pacific Coast Baseball League… has-beens and never-weres, like Jose Canseco.  People going up and coming down.  We just like to play ball and have fun doing it.  I'm 38 and I'm the old man on my team but I wouldn't trade the dugout experiences for anything. 

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  • June 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm
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    Kenny Powers

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  • July 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm
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    Not a huge fan of baseball, I'd give it a watch with my son.

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  • July 12, 2014 at 1:03 am
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    amaizing,…amazing……omg..the best documental ever!!!

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  • July 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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    Who sings that "Make Us a Show" song?

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  • July 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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    Amazing watch. Anyone know the song at the end of the film? Can't find anything about the soundtrack.

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  • July 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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    Saw it last night at the Portland showing at the Film Center…you need to see this!

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  • July 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm
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    Great documentary! What is the name of the song? Can't find it anywhere? Thanks 

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  • July 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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    Great, funny, fantastic, bittersweet…Bing Russell was a very cool guy!

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  • July 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm
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    So good. Watched it last night. Uplifting.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 12:27 am
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    Whats the song near the end????

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  • July 17, 2014 at 2:49 am
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    This was a great documentary. I loved it.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 5:30 am
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    Lmfao the Asian guy was my middle school P.E. teacher.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm
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    Excellent documentary..

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  • July 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    great story. its disheartening to know corporations will sit back and watch you put in all the leg work hoping you fail. and the minute you start succeeding they have to bring a stop to it, by coming in and forcing you out. call it what you want, it is still arrogance and beating up on the little guy. and usually the bigger pockets can manipulate the rules and laws until they get the results they want, and all your work and interest is completely snuffed out.  

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  • July 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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    You had to be there.  Portland is the greatest baseball city in the world.

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  • July 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm
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    He's my substitute p.e teacher warlord

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  • July 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm
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    +warlord did you go to Jackson

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  • August 2, 2014 at 5:00 am
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    Just watched it with my son. I highly recommend it. Very enjoyable.

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  • August 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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    This is the best documentary I've seen so far this year.

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  • October 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm
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    Damn good movie!

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  • November 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm
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    I've never really been a sports fan but this story was too irresistible to pass on.  Watched last night & loved it.  My question is: is there any way to obtain/watch the 2-part "The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola" special regarding the Mavs as mentioned in the film?  Would love to see it but have struck out finding same.  Great documentary, highly recommended.

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  • December 30, 2014 at 11:05 pm
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    Dudes I saw that movie and it was one of the best movies I ever saw! (If you comment start using the new hashtag, #the battered bastards)

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  • August 23, 2015 at 7:57 am
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    Nice! Really, Really Nice!!!!

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  • November 10, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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    Excellent film! Loved it!

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  • November 19, 2015 at 2:09 am
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    Jo Garza was the player that was sweeping with a broom over the Mavericks dugout. He did that when the team was sweeping a series. The broom somehow was lit. He`d get thrown out of the game. Good baseball! Thank You, Bing!

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  • November 24, 2015 at 6:44 am
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    As a fan of Mike Veeck and what his talent has brought to the St Paul Saints, this movie proved to be extremely enlightening. There IS nothing new under the sun. That ball club was amazing, almost too good to be true. It's like "Slapshot" only baseball instead of hockey, and fact over fiction.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    "here comes Reggie!!!"
    Beautiful story. boy did i learned about baseball (and Kurt Russel) in this doc. great soundtrack too.

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  • March 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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    I played baseball for the Boise Buckskins  in 1978. There were quite a few connections and similarities between the Buckskins and Mavericks including the General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Field Manager & a couple of players. Battered Bastards of Baseball is awesome, especially for me. Thank You, Carren Woods, wonderful job! 🙂

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  • June 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm
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    Maybe this is where the Houston "Luv You Blue" Oilers got their model. Awesome documentary – good job.

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  • June 26, 2017 at 6:25 am
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  • July 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    Heereее is reaally full and hd Bastards => https://twitter.com/ba8896cf22da9c191/status/822799685303734272

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  • December 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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    Cable Cutter Critics Review Battered Bastards of Baseball.https://youtu.be/WWvvDIE_9-w

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  • May 18, 2018 at 1:16 am
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    Great documentary.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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    I love everything about baseball except the actual game. Too slow. Sorry not sorry.

    BUT this was a great film.

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  • August 7, 2018 at 10:47 pm
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    This needs to be a mini-series. With Kurt playing his dad's role.

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  • November 23, 2018 at 4:08 am
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    I love the movie. I hate Netflix.

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  • December 30, 2018 at 5:17 am
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    Very good movie! Back when Baseball was truly the American game!

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  • January 31, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Great story I hadn't heard…I was in kindergarten when the team started. I love heartwarming baseball stories like this, even if they drive home that such a great game is controlled by SUCH corporate sleaze! I live 70 miles from a AAA PCL yard and try to get there 4-5 times a year and always enjoy myself. It does suck when they wrap up a good year though because you KNOW right away they're gonna be terrible for the next several as all the great talent gets called up! I would love to be closer to an independent club just for a different experience!

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  • April 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Beautiful film. I'm from the U.K. and have absolutely no interest in baseball at all — it doesn't matter — this film is about more than baseball or even sport, it's about showing the people that think they know everything that don't know anything at at. God bless (I'm an atheist too!) Bing Russell and the Portland Mavericks.

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  • April 20, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    If you love baseball, you have to watch this movie

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  • April 22, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    When a batboy gets thrown out of a game you know you’re at the right type of baseball game.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    I always watch this movie every year, man it's so good. Great example of doing what you love, chase your dreams, and enjoy it with the people around you

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  • July 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    I’ve watched this at least once a year since it came out. I bought a Portland Mavericks Hat and wear it all the time

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  • July 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    I've watched it four times, it never gets old!!!

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  • July 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    Should be made into a movie with Kurt playing his Dad, now that would be worth buying a movie ticket!

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  • September 16, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    Just watched this for the 5th time… an amazing story about a “raggamuffin” group that just wanted to prove they belong. Everyone from their owner to their batboy wanted to prove they were good enough, and they were. If you are a baseball fan it will take you back to a time of fun and innocence.

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