Saturday, December 19, 2015

Flashback 2004 - The filming of "Mickey" at Howard J. Lamade Stadium

Little League Baseball® CEO Stephen Keener with Best-selling novelist John Grisham at Howard J. Lamade Stadium (A LLBWS.news file photo)
South Williamsport, PA - Mickey is a 2004 American baseball drama film that stars Harry Connick, Jr., directed by Hugh Wilson, and written by best-selling novelist John Grisham.

Mickey was filmed in 2004, at baseball fields in Colonial Heights,Richmond, and Petersburg, Virginia, and also South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of baseball's Little League World Series (LLWS).

Many extras in the stands were from the Williamsport area. Stephen Keener and John Grisham discuss the movie set and the plans for shooting parts of the movie. (A LLBWS.news file photo)
Grisham played Little League in his home state of Mississippi. He wrote the first draft for Mickey in 1995, inspired by his Little League experience as a coach. Grisham and director Wilson live in the Virginia area where much of the filming took place.

Mickey was only the second film, after 1994's Little Giants, to receive permission to use the Little League trademarks.
Source: Wikipedia

John Grisham answers questions from the news media about the shooting of the movie "Mickey." Stephen Keener made the introduction and commented on the shooting of the movie in Williamsport. (A LLBWS.news file photo)