OPT Documentary - MSU Baseball Bears

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Help Ozarks Public Television bring to life the story of the MSU Bears Baseball program in a new local documentary.

In 1964, football and basketball dominated the sports scene at what was then Southwest Missouri State College. That year a new sports program would take the field and become an instant hit. Athletic Director Aldo Sebben appointed Bill Rowe, as the team's first baseball coach. In just five short seasons Coach Rowe would have his team competing in the NCAA Division II College World Series. Since then, the program has produced 33 All-Americans, 17 major leaguers, five MLB first-round draft picks and three World Series Champions.

OPT will explore the history of the MSU baseball program, highlighting the coaches, players and administrators who have made the program a jewel on the baseball diamond.

If you have any questions please contact RachelKnight@missouristate.edu




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Wayne Hoffman
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DVD of the program (mailed after broadcast premiere).


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DVD of the program (mailed after broadcast premiere) + Bonus DVD with extended interviews + 1 year membership to OPT, which includes OPT's monthly program guide and access to PBS Passport (email address required).


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DVD of the program (mailed after broadcast premiere) + Bonus DVD with extended interviews + 2 tickets to the MSU Baseball event First Pitch (Bears Baseball pre-season event held early in 2018)+ 1 year membership to OPT, which includes OPT's monthly program guide and access to PBS Passport (email address required).