More Than Champions (1958)

UNRATED • 21m • 2017 • Special

Produced for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1958 this doc features veteran sportscaster Tom Harmon and a roster of iconic sports stars from the mid-20th century seen on the sports field and in Fellowship meetings -- including two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner the Reverend Bob Richards (with extensive footage at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics), Hall of Fame Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts, All Star Infielder Gil (#37) McDougal, Dodger’s pitcher Carl Erskine, Detroit half-back Doak Walker, Rafer Johnson and more. We see them on the fields and in Fellowship meetings, Carl Erskine Dodgers, legendary baseball pioneer Branch Rickey, who broke the longstanding race barrier in 1945 by signing Jackie Robinson.