Friday, August 21

Documentary filmmakers discover a 1920s baseball player frozen in suspended animation while filming in the Arctic. Desperate for a winning season, the New York Mets sign Cappy "The Hat" Capson to a one-year deal after he's thawed out. The Mets show immediate improvement, led by Capson's gritty no-nonsense attitude. But things start to unravel for the team as it dawns on players and fans that Capson is an unapologetic racist and bigot. The Mets eventually cut Capson and go on to have yet another losing season, but are no worse for wear having tricked him into a contract for $6,000.


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