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One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

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Writer  Ron LeFlore (novel), Stanford Whitmore

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One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (also known as Man of Passion) is a 1978 American made-for-television biographical sports drama film telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The film was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues.

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Plot

The film follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother.

Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves.

The movie first aired on CBS on September 26, 1978 and was released theatrically in Europe.

Cast

  • LeVar Burton as Ron LeFlore
  • Madge Sinclair as Georgia LeFlore
  • Paul Benjamin as John LeFlore
  • James Luisi as Jimmy Karalla
  • Billy Martin as Himself
  • Zakes Mokae as Pee Wee Spencer
  • Larry B. Scott as Gerald LeFlore
  • Anthony Mockus Sr. as Board Chairman
  • References

    One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Wikipedia
    One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story IMDb One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story themoviedb.org


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