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Noted baseball fan Billy Crystal directed this made-for-cable drama set in the summer of 1961, as two of the strongest hitters in the major leagues, Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) and Roger Maris (Barry Pepper), find themselves neck and neck in a battle to break Babe Ruth's long-standing record for most home runs in a season. Both men were playing for the New York Yankees at the time, and as the two men came within grasping distance of Ruth's record, their loyalty as friends and teammates was put to the ultimate test. 61 also features Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Anthony Michael Hall, and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A great baseball movie solidly directed by Billy Crystal. You can tell he's a Yankee fan, but also does not hesitate from showing the warts on some of his idols."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Baseball drama from director Billy Crystal has the graceful arc of a well-hit ball."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"This film will play much better to die hard baseball fans than it will to non-devotees"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"One of the best telemovies I've ever seen...simply sensational"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A superior baseball movie"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"...[features] two superb performances."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Unexpectedly touching (and extremely well-acted) portrait of two baseball legends."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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