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The Winning Team (1952)





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In this film, Ronald Reagan stars as baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander. The title refers to the mutually supportive relationship between Alexander and his loving wife Aimee. While the basic milestones of Alexander's career are adhered to, the film is a typical Hollywood blend of fact and fancy.
Classics , Drama
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Warner Home Video

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Ronald Reagan
as Grover Cleveland Alexander
Doris Day
as Aimee Alexander
Frank Lovejoy
as Rogers Hornsby
Eve Miller
as Margaret
James Millican
as Bill Killefer
Russ Tamblyn
as Willie Alexander
Gordon Jones
as Glasheen
Hugh Sanders
as Joe McCarthy
Frank Ferguson
as Sam Arrants
Walter S. Baldwin
as Pa Alexander
Dorothy Adams
as Ma Alexander
Fred Millican
as Catcher
Pat Flaherty
as Bill Klem
Tom Greenway
as Foreman
Arthur Page
as Preacher
Larry J. Blake
as Detective
Frank Marlowe
as Taxi Driver
Kenneth Patterson
as Dr. Conant
Bob Lemon
as Ball Player
Jerry Priddy
as Ball Player
George Metkovich
as Ball Player
Hank Sauer
as Ball Player
"Peanuts" Lowrey
as Ball Player
Irving Noren
as Ball Player
Al Zarilla
as Ball Player
Gene Mauch
as Ball Player
Glenn Turnbull
as Reporter
John Hedloe
as Reporter
Henry Blair
as Bat Boy
Gordon Clark
as Pianist
John Kennedy
as Announcer
Allan Wood
as Usher
Alan Foster
as Customer
Alex Sharp
as 1st Baseman
Robert Orrell
as Catcher
Russ Clark
as Umpire
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Critic Reviews for The Winning Team

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | August 12, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Its accuracy is in doubt, but it's a competently made straightforward standard biopic on Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander.

Full Review… | January 13, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Winning Team

This is a good baseball movie with good actors and it's even based on a true story which makes it more interesting.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A nice little baseball bio about one of the more underrated legends of the game. Doris Day somehow gets top billing, but this is a Raegan movie all of the way. There is nothing spectacular about this movie, and it's not totally accurate. But the film gets the job done. Possibly only enjoyable to baseball fans. Features cameos by major league players inluding Babe Ruth stock footage.

Zack Butson
Zack Butson

Standard biopic with Reagan adequate in the lead and Doris pert if a bit overly gushy as the wife. The background info is full of the usual fictions but at least they stick to the baseball facts pretty well.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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