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  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #4

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #4

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Includes his experience of watching the 1984 World Series, Lance Parrish, the differences between A, AA, AAA, and major league baseball, and an anecdote about psychological intimidation with Claudell Washington.  Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #5

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #5

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Topics include his farm, family, marriage, and children. Continue reading

  • Once A Star #1

    Once A Star #1

    The first of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the 50s, 60s, and 70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program features “no-hit” Chicago Cub pitcher Kenny Holtzman; Cy Young Award winner Steve Stone;  first African American in the NBA, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton; TV wrestling pioneer “Dick the Bruiser” (Afflis); all-time NFL scoring leader, kicker and quarterback George Blanda; bowling champ Carmen Salvino; Casey Stengel speaking “Stengelese;”  Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin; and one-season phenomenon, pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #1

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #1

    Raw interview footage with Mark–The Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #2

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #2

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Includes footage of him revealing for the first time publicly that he received arthroscopic surgery for a shoulder injury. Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #3

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #3

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Continue reading