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The
Pinch Hitter

(1917)

 

This light comedy-drama features Charles Ray as a shy hick college boy who becomes a baseball hero. The film is more than half-over before the team even takes the field.

coverGrapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

The Pinch Hitter (1917), black & white, 48 minutes, not rated,
with The Busher (1919), black & white and color-toned black & white, 63 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10024-6.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: November 2005.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print of the Hallmark Pictures Corporation rerelease version of the film.

The film is accompanied by a music score of preexisting orchestral recordings, some with obvious baseball themes.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era CHARLES RAY films available on home video.

Other BASEBALL FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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