WQED will present an expanded director’s cut, featuring new, never-before-seen content of A Season to Remember: The Baseball Boys of Mon City on the evening of Wednesday, May 25 at Ringgold Middle School in Monongahela, Washington County.
A Season to Remember: The Baseball Boys of Mon City is one of the most compelling stories ever told in the history of youth baseball. In 1952, the team from Monongahela, Washington County would make it to the final game of the Little League World Series. Through rare archival film, photographs, and interviews with surviving players, this documentary not only captures the glory of their accomplishment, but also a heartbreaking tragedy that shook the team and their hometown. This is ultimately the story of redemption and grit, as the same boys returned to a larger playing field two years later for their 1954 PONY League triumph.
Immediately following the documentary screening, WQED producer Beth Dolinar, Ringgold class of 1977, will moderate a panel discussion which includes key members of the production team and Mon Valley historian Scott Frederick. Surviving ballplayers featured in the film will be invited to participate. Serving as master of ceremonies for the event is WQED Vice President of Production David Solomon, also a Ringgold graduate, class of 1972.
The event is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates, cfsbank, and the Monongahela Area Historical Society. And what better way to end the evening than with the beloved Western Pennsylvania cookie table. These baseball themed sweets will be baked by the Wedding Cookie Table Community. The Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela is providing beverages.
Tickets are free but required due to limited auditorium capacity. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite at A Season to Remember: The Baseball Boys of Mon City Tickets, Wed, May 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite or can also be picked up in person at the Monongahela Area Historical Society at 711 West Main Street, Monongahela. Available hours --Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat: 10am-2pm, Fri: 2pm-6pm
Funding for the documentary A Season to Remember: The Baseball Boys of Mon City was provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and cfsbank.