Ghosts in the Ballpark

A Remembrance Of The Durham Athletic Park

The award-winning video, "Ghosts in the Ballpark" is a poignant remembrance of the old Durham Athletic Park and a look back at baseball during a simpler time in American life. In these days of big-time corporate baseball, this documentary offers a unique vision of the game of baseball when it was played for the love of the game, starting at the turn of the century and ending nearly one hundred years later.

"Ghosts in the Ballpark" evokes a more authentic look at why the players played and why the fans filled the stands.

This is a show about the intimacy of the great American pasttime. Hosted by the "real" Crash Davis of "Bull Durham" fame, "Ghosts in the Ballpark" offers an extraordinary image of sports and changing values in America.

  • Interviews with Hall of Famers
    • Enos Slaughter
    • Willie Stargell
    • Joe Morgan
    • Catfish Hunter
  • Shots of old-time baseball players and games
  • Clips from the movie that made the ballpark famous

"Many thanks for your prompt shipment of "Ghosts In The Ballpark." It made me nostalgic for a place I've never been. Excellent work!"

- R. Moody, Maryland

To Order:

Send a check or money order payable to "Conroy Productions/LRNet" for $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling
(North Carolina residents add 7% NC Sales tax) to:
Ghosts in the Ballpark
Conroy Productions/LRNet
2811 Welcome Drive
Durham, NC 27705

the VISION awards

News Release

The Freeman Group of Durham, North Carolina, has been named National Winner in the Vision Awards for 1995. The competition is designed to select the best local and regional video productions and television commercials created by production studios, advertising agencies, and television stations in the United States.

A television program titled "Ghosts in the Ballpark," a retrospective documentary of the Durham Bulls baseball team and their 60-year old tenure in the Durham Athletic Park, was honored as the National Winner in the category of "Sports Programming." The half-hour program, hosted by the "real" Crash Davis of Bull Durham fame, was shot and directed by B. L. "Sandy" Freeman. Rob Shoaf served as Executive Producer.

The Vision Awards competition is open to more than 30,000 production companies, advertising agencies, and television stations in the United States. Entries in the 40 categories were judged for creativity, production quality, copywriting, talent and overall effectiveness.

A panel of judges with backgrounds in television and video production judged and rated each entry. Four finalists from each category went into a second round of judging to determine the best productions intended for television within the last year. Companies of every size and from every state were represented in the competition.

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