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Product Type: Videos
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Categories: Sports

 


2003 Award
Like Mike
(Twentieth Century Fox $22.98 Score:) Annie meets the NBA in this tale about a 14-year-old orphan named Calvin (played by rapper Bow Wow). Soon after putting on an old pair of sneakers that belonged to "MJ," Calvin finds himself playing in the NBA. Our reviewers loved the fantasy of it all, the cameo appearances of NBA stars, and the happily-ever-after ending. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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Healthy All Over
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2005 Award
Baseball's Greatest Rivalries
(Major League Baseball $14.95 Score:) The video starts with some Red Sox fans shouting "Yankees suck!" and there are the occasional brawls—but our viewers assured me that it was great to see the old players talking about classic moments in baseball and even better when they showed those pivotal moments in America's favorite pastime. For a broader, more historical look back, we recommend Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns BLUE CHIP (PBS Home Video $149.98/$179.98) There is probably no better gift to serious fans than this nine-tape history of baseball. Burns traces the game's history back to the nineteenth century. Film clips of classic moments in unforgettable games are even more memorable as old-time players, commentators, and fans tell about historic games. Borrow this at the library if the price seems steep, but don't miss it! No better way to introduce sports-minded kids to history! 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2007 Award
The Greatest Game Ever Played
(Disney $29.99 Score:) Much like The Legend of Bagger Vance, but without the sexual tension (or scenes), The Greatest Game Ever Played is the story of the local boy who against all odds gets an opportunity to play in the U.S. Open and of course, wins. Even better because it’s based on a true story. Long in parts, but engaging, and continues in the tradition of great sports movies from this studio.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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