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From Baseball to Big Screen; UA Professor Backs Documentary
HOT SPRINGS, AR-- A University of Arkansas professor is putting the history of baseball in Hot Springs, in the spotlight. Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Foley recently showed a trailer for his new project "The First Boys of Spring." Foley says the baseball greats like Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth spent their springs training in the Spa City and those stories need to be told. "One of my goals is to breathe history to this story and as one of many people told me, if you like the bistros of Cooperstown then go to Hot Springs because here is where the greats really played." One of Foley's favorite stories explains how Babe Ruth hit a home run into a nearby alligator park. Foley is still fundraising for the film. Right now, a third of it is financed. He hopes to be ready to show the complete project by October of next year.