'The Winning Team' (1952)

A comeback story, this Lewis Seiler-directed film was pitched as a biopic of famed major league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, although baseball purists have long disowned the film as one that's heavily fictionalized. Alexander was plagued with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000023" title="Epilepsy (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/health/epilepsy-%28inactive%29-HEDAI0000023.topic">epileptic seizures</a>, and the film never mentions the word "epilepsy," for instance. Yet film historians have praised <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT005429" title="Ronald Reagan" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/ronald-reagan-PEPLT005429.topic">Ronald Reagan</a>'s performance as the storied pitcher, as well as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001324" title="Doris Day" href="/topic/entertainment/doris-day-PECLB001324.topic">Doris Day</a>'s take as the always uplifting, ever-loving wife Aimee.

( Associated Press )

A comeback story, this Lewis Seiler-directed film was pitched as a biopic of famed major league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, although baseball purists have long disowned the film as one that's heavily fictionalized. Alexander was plagued with epileptic seizures, and the film never mentions the word "epilepsy," for instance. Yet film historians have praised Ronald Reagan's performance as the storied pitcher, as well as Doris Day's take as the always uplifting, ever-loving wife Aimee.

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