Baseball has long since been a favorite subject for Hollywood to bring to life and now, there’s a new MLB story headed our way. Atmosphere Entertainment and Mandalay Sports Media are looking to create a miniseries based on the true story of former Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams. The seven-episode series will be based off the autobiography, The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. But while Williams’s story may soon be coming to the small screen, there are plenty of other famous baseball players that have already had their story adapted either to film or on TV. Here are seven real-life baseball stories brought to screen:
1. The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Atmosphere Entertainment’s Mark Canton and Mandalay Sports Media’s Mike Tollin and Peter Guber have teamed up to adapt Ben Bradlee Jr.’s recent biography, The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, to a miniseries. Though no writers are currently on board with the project, they should have no problems with lack of material. Williams is known as one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and he also served as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. According to Deadline, the show will also reportedly delve into Williams’s problem with building personal relationships.