The Winning Team
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The Winning Team
Ronald Reagan delivers one of his best screen performances as baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander in The Winning Team. The title refers to the mutually supportive relationship between Alexander and his loving wife Aimee (top-billed Doris Day); with this in mind, is it any surprise that the real Aimee Alexander served as the film's technical advisor. While the basic milestones of Alexander's career are adhered to, the film is a typical Hollywood blend of fact and fancy-plenty of fancy. While playing in the minors, Alexander is is hit on the heat by a batted ball, resulting in the… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"To be sure, this is a somewhat different version of the story of Alex the Great from the one that was solemnly published in his obituaries two years ago."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Its accuracy is in doubt, but it's a competently made straightforward standard biopic on Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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