Coincidentally the story of the film is about an aging Detroit Tiger who is attempting a Swan Song season and make it to the World Series. This is of course what happened the very next year, as the Tigers would go on to be World Series Champions.
Harry Caray was an original. He was an unabashed fan of baseball. He rooted for the home team. But he was also one of the few baseball announcers who told you how it was, even with something as simple as a batter not getting a timely hit when one was really needed. "He...popped it up", Caray would bellow with disappointment. Caray called a lot of baseball game, and eventually was inducted into the broadcast wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. That Hall of Fame career had an early stop in Kalamazoo where Caray worked for broadcast pioneer and future Detroit Tigers owner John Fetzer
Lugnuts baseball is back in April with an REO Speedwagon tribute coming in May. It'll be the biggest party this side of REO Town and we'll show you the specialty jerseys you can look forward to seeing (and maybe getting) this year.