The Duke of Tralee

A feature film currently in development.

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They called it the “dead ball era,” a time when the spit ball was legal, cleats were used for more than just running fast, trick plays and hidden ball tricks were common, and what some would call “dirty ball,” was all just the way the game was played back then.

News story from Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.

This story appeared in the Kerry's Eye newspaper on 30 November 2016.

Director/Screen Writer - David Mickey Evans

Producer/Screen Writer - Dave Bresnahan

Producer - Ray Ellingsen

Executive Producer - Michael Olsen

Composer/Film Score - Robert Allen Elliott

Media/Distribution - Rene Leda

Visual Effects - Bruce Holt

Storyboard Artist - Jonathan D. Hallett

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Why did they call him the Duke of Tralee? Millions of Irish died or fled for their lives because of the potato famine. Roger Bresnahan’s father survived, because at just 15 he left his family in Tralee, never to see them again. He worked 12 hours a day, so he never saw his son Roger play baseball as a kid growing up in Toledo.

Roger Bresnahan grew up playing sandlot baseball then became a phenom on the Toledo Central Catholic High School. The scouts spotted him and his pro career began.

Roger played on the Lima, Ohio semi-pro team to the dismay of his father who told him to "quit playing and be a man - go to work"

He was determined. Every day he was the first of the team to arrive, and the last to leave. It paid off. He was picked for the newly formed Baltimore Oriels, but his father was still angry. Roger quickly became the star of the team, and was sold to the NY Giants.

The top baseball players of the early 1900s called Roger Bresnahan the greatest catcher and all-around player of the time.

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