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Cubs Kingman 1/19/4/78 B

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1424
Run Time
0h 2m 13s
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Date Produced
This film shows scenes from a formal dinner with the 1978 Chicago Cubs as well as a series of interviews with outfielders Bobby Murcer and Dave Kingman. Kingman played with the Cubs from 1978 to 1980 and holds the record for longest home run ever hit at Wrigley Field. 

Other notable Cubs that can be seen in the film are manager Herman Franks, third base coach Peanuts Lowery, pitcher Ray Burris, and infielder Mick Kelleher. 
The film opens with scenes from a formal dinner for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Men and women in fancy dress are seated around round tables with white tablecloths. The next scene shows Mick Kelleher, Ray Burris, and Dave Kingman laughing together as they sit at a table before switching to a close-up shot of manager Herman Franks, who smiles uneasily at the camera. 

In the next scene, Dave Kingman speaks to a reporter about how players and managers deal with hitting slumps. After some more shots of the dining room, Bobby Murcer speaks to the camera about the importance of a good pitching team along with a strong offense and defense.

There are some more shots of Bobby Murcer, Dave Kingman, Ray Burris, Rick Reuschel, and Mick Kelleher standing and posing. The films ends with Dave Kingman opining on the role of the manager in a winning ball club. He relates that some managers have understood him, some didn't, but he feels he has a good relationship with manager Herman Franks. 
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Franks, Herman (is participant)
Dave Kingman (is interviewee)
Bobby Murcer (is interviewee)
Chicago Cubs (is participant)