Disney movie to tell story about Bradenton-based baseball player

Published on Variety. July 7th, 2013

BRADENTON — The life story about some athletes from Manatee County will soon be featured on the big screen. A movie is being made about two young men from India with no baseball experience. They won a reality show and were picked up to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league team in Bradenton.

 
 

Tale of pitchers from India gets Hollywood treatment

Published on Variety. June 18th, 2013

The story of Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh, India-born kids who parlayed winning a reality show contest into signing professional baseball contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates, was the stuff of Hollywood legend when it happened back in 2008.

 
 

The Million Dollar Arm: For a few pitchers more

Published on Variety. May 25th, 2013

Dressed in a baseball cap, sunglasses, shorts and sneakers, J.B. Bernstein looked well prepared to be outdoors in mid-May. Despite the intense heat, he never looked troubled as he mingled easily, moving about under the shade of a makeshift canopy, watching intently as a few hundred people attempted to translate his defining achievement into a movie.