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Billy Crystal directed this towering true story of two friends who chased the ultimate record in sports--and discovered that respect isn't something you earn on the ballfield. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris--the 'M & M Boys' of the New York Yankees--captivated America in 1961 with their assault on Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record. As the flamboyant superstar Mantle and the aloof family man Maris chased the ghost of the Babe, they found themselves caught in the glare of an unrelenting media spotlight that tested the limits of their patience...and their friendship.
Billy Crystal directed this towering true story of two friends who chased the ultimate record in sports--and discovered that respect isn't something you earn on the ballfield. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris--the 'M & M Boys' of the New York Yankees--captivated America in 1961 with their assault on Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record. As the flamboyant superstar Mantle and the aloof family man Maris chased the ghost of the Babe, they found themselves caught in the glare of an unrelenting media spotlight that tested the limits of their patience...and their friendship.