ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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A Home Run for Love 

In 1947, a young white boy and an elderly black man enjoy a warm and wonderful friendship based on their mutual love of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Barbara Cohen (novel), Arthur Heinemann (teleplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ronnie Scribner ... Sammy Greene
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ... Davy Henderson
Anne Gee Byrd ... Esther Greene (as Ann Gee Byrd)
Felicity Huffman ... Sara Greene (as Flicka Huffman)
Niva Ruschell Niva Ruschell ... Henrietta Barnes
J. Jay Saunders ... Elliott Barnes
Red Barber Red Barber ... Brooklyn Dodgers Announcer (voice)
Edie McClurg ... Esther Greene
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier
William Lanteau William Lanteau
Lew Saunders Lew Saunders ... Doctor
Lois Hall ... Nurse
Anne Ramsey ... Nurse
Mary Betten Mary Betten
William Lodge William Lodge
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In 1947, a young white boy and an elderly black man enjoy a warm and wonderful friendship based on their mutual love of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson.

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Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thank You, Jackie Robinson See more »

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