As many of you may know, Keith is our Podmaster (podcast director, editor and all-around-everything guy) and while he’s not making us sound good, he’s working very hard on a fantastic project that I’d like to share with you.
It’s a feature-length independent documentary entitled “Is This Heaven?” chronicling the fascinating life and career of Negro League star and Hall of Famer, Pete Hill, a man who hit 28 homeruns the same year Babe Ruth hit 29 (1919) and who may have the longest hitting streak in baseball history.
He may have been one of the greatest of all time but somehow this champion of America’s past time was almost completely forgotten.
After a storied career and incredible life everything about the man is lost, maybe even the man himself. However, a struggle to find the truth is underway. Independent historians and baseball fans have begun a long journey to restore a legacy. “Is This Heaven?” takes a look at the seemingly impossible task of righting the wrongs that have been done to Pete Hill posthumously.
Here is the teaser:
Since we first met, Keith has been working very diligently on this project and I have been very impressed with his progress. He has worked with Negro League scholars, Pete Hill descendants and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
He got on base. Moved to second. Moved to third, and now he and his crew are ready to come home. But, like any indie project, they need help. Please visit Keith’s “Is This Heaven?” Kickstarter page to see how you can help see this project to completion. Every little bit helps.
And baseball will never forget you for it.