The Battered Bastards of Baseball

(2013, TFI/ESPN Prize)

When Hollywood veteran Bing Russell creates the most popular minor league baseball team of the decade, it revolutionizes the possibilities for independent sport in America.

Chapman WayChapman Way
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER/DP/EDITOR

Chapman Way is a musician/filmmaker whose films have premiered at the Sundance, Tribeca, and Los Angeles film festivals. He is currently preparing the release of his sophomore album and beginning... more»

Maclain WayMaclain Way
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER

His debut documentary Battered Bastards of Baseball premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired and exclusively released by Netflix.  The film later screened at the... more»

Juliana LembiJuliana Lembi
PRODUCER/DP

Juliana Lembi is a producer whose films have premiered at the Sundance, Tribeca, and Los Angeles film festivals. She is currently finishing her MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University and... more»

“In an era when professional sports teams were virtually indistinguishable from each other, the Portland Mavericks represented a better time in sports, when independent teams belonged to and inspired the communities they played for.”

Genre: Documentary