Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.
Genre
Documentary, Baseball, Jewish Culture, Sport
Runtime
86
Language
English
Director
Seth Kramer
Daniel A. Miller
Jeremy Newberger
Cast
Ike Davis, Josh Zeid, Ryan Lavarnway, Cody Decker, Jonathan Mayo
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