Retired Major League Baseball players share personal stories from childhood to the big leagues in these short documentary films.
Concept creator, John Mooy, has always been a storyteller. From inspiring college athletes to motivating business owners to being a prosecution consultant in the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, Mooy has crafted effective communication by seeing the story as a picture. So as a baseball fan, it was only natural that as the players he idolized grew older, he wanted to find a way to preserve their stories of life and the game they loved. When he took the idea and approached a friend in the baseball industry, it was an easy answer – let’s get them on film! What resulted is The Living Baseball Card.
By combining the look and feel of baseball cards with engaging short documentaries, The Living Baseball Card gives fans access to the individuals who played America’s National Pastime. Attractively packaged to look like a larger baseball card, fans are able to see and hear stories from the players themselves (along with personal photos, vintage clips, etc.) as they reflect on everything from childhood to playing days to life after baseball.
Our team spent most of 2011 and 2012 filming former Major League Baseball players from guys who made it to the majors for a "cup of coffee" to Hall of Famers. To date we have interviews and incredible stories from Andre Dawson, Goose Gossage, Jim Rice, Phil Niekro, Dave Henderson, Phil Regan, Willie Horton, Bill Lee, Rick Wise, Roy White, Buck Martinez, Willie Wilson and many more.
We’re pleased that more and more retired players and Hall of Famers are excited about participating in this endeavor and leaving this video legacy. As we continue to build our inventory of GREAT stories from GREAT players, we need your help. We’re reaching out to you and offering a chance for you to be a part of history. Our goal is to schedule more interviews and produce a minimum of four (4) Hall of Famer Living Baseball Card DVDs in 2013.
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Through the course of gathering interviews over the last 18 months and creating "first issue" cards for the last 6 months, we've been able to perfect our scheduling, interview and post-production processes. In turn, through this experience, we've been able to practically eliminate any risks or challenges. We have relationships with players, managers and the retired players association and we have solid production teams with back up teams. This isn't new to us. We're proven performers but now need the funding to produce more Hall of Famers for 2013. Production and players fees are costly. I suppose a risk could be the untimely passing of a scheduled HOF player. If that we're to happen, we would grieve the loss, but have to move on to the next player, and so forth.
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