“Best documentary you’ve never seen”
Phil Mushnick, New York Post

Premiered at the Yogi Berra Musuem, Montclair New Jersey in 2006

Best film, 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival  (winner best documentary)

“It will touch you in a very special way”
Jeffrey Lyons, NBC

Bronx International Film Festival  2008 (winner best documentary)

Garden State Film Festival

Staten Island Film Festival

Teaneck International Film Festival

For years, John kept his story to himself, but finally in 1996, he began to come to terms with his past, opening up with friends and family. Award winning writers Gary Smith (Sports Illustrated) and Wayne Coffey (New York Daily News) wrote feature stories about John. Gary Smith’s story “The Damned Yankee” won Best Sports story award in 1996. Here are the links:

“The Damned Yankee”/Gary Smith/Sports Illustrated
“The Yankee who never was”/Wayne Coffey/Daily News