Jeff Labrecque
March 28, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Pride of the Yankees

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
128 minutes
performer
Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright
director
Sam Wood
author
Jo Swerling
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

It happens every spring: Just as the first crack of the bat awakens fans’ hopes, their favorite baseball classics reappear in special-edition DVDs.

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
The Pitch One year after a bare-bones 65th Anniversary Edition, the schmaltzy bio of doomed New York Yankee Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper) receives another Collector’s Edition.
Extra Innings The six boilerplate mini-docs all lack Gehrig’s actual ”luckiest man on the face of the earth” speech. There is, however, a cameo from Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. Blasphemy! C

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