Legends of Baseball: America's Pastime
contains two features on one DVD. The Jackie Robinson Story
(starring Jackie Robinson as himself!) was filmed during his early baseball career, providing a rare look at history as it was happening. The obstacles that Jackie Robinson had to overcome were monumental as he paved the way for integration of our national pastime. Here's your opportunity to see Jackie Robinson as he was in his prime, as captured in film that was recorded as history was being made. Please note that The Jackie Robinson Story is an actual piece of history, made in 1950, and as such it contains some inappropriate inflammatory and racial language—viewer discretion is advised. The second movie in this double-feature DVD is The Lou Gehrig Story
. This classic film contains a combination of drama and actual newsreel footage to capture the essence of the man and his times. You'll get an up close look at this baseball legend, perhaps the greatest first baseman who ever played the game. In addition to Gehrig's iconic career, you'll see his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium, perhaps the most famous baseball speech ever.