Fear Strikes Out

Synopsis: True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.
Director(s): Robert Mulligan
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

We'll give them one year,

then the Boston Red Sox, right, Jim?

Right, Dad.

Of course, we got to be great next season

when the scouts come down.

We've got to stay in shape, keep healthy.

And nothing can stop us.

Right, Jim?


Jimmy, you going to be late for work?


Straight home after work, son.

Doesn't he always?

Can I have the letter?



Hey, Jim!

Don't lose the letter!

And bring it home!

How about a little service?

Get that heap out of here.

It gives the place a bad name.

How's the big leaguer?

Heard from the Red Sox again?


Great, Jimmy.

It's really wonderful.

They're coming all the

way down from Boston?

That's what Tracy says.

If he says it, it's fact.

How about celebrating?

Come on, Jimmy.


I should go straight home.

We'll do a little


I'm not suppose to


Come on, Jimmy. Relax.

You should relax.

I got to go home.

I'll have you home before you know it.

Come on. Come on.

10 minutes.

OK. 10 minutes.


Yeah. Come on.

Hurry up those 10 minutes.

Let's go.

Maybe he had to work overtime.

There was no answer at the gas station.

Why don't you call his friends?

I did.

Nobody's home.

Nobody's seen him.

I'm going to call the police.

John, for goodness' sakes.

He's an hour and a half late.

That's like 24 hours with anybody else.

Jim's never been late before.

I know.

The gas station.

It's the gas station.

I should never have

let him take that job.

Will you stop it?

Stop what?

He's probably with Bernie

and forgot the time.

He knows it's important to get his sleep.

If he's not ready

when those scouts

come down from Boston...

Have you seen Jim?

Yes, sir.

Well, where is he?

He's downstairs in the car, sir.

What happened?

We went skating, sir, and...

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Ted Berkman

Ted Berkman (January 9, 1914 – May 12, 2006) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist best known for writing the screenplay for Bedtime for Bonzo. more…

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