The first time I heard of the Negro league was watching Hank Aaron break Babe Ruth's home run record. It was then the SF Examiner did an article on other Negro League players such as Josh Gibson. Well after this movie came out it really peeked my curiosity about the Negro League. This movie had fine Black actors and actresses: the late great Mabel King and Richard Pryor. Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones just to name a few. I was glad to to finally see us in movies where we just didn't play maids, butlers, pimps, drug addicts.