Sugar

Sugar
By 2008, more than 25 percent of major league baseball players were born in Latin America. At 19, Miguel Sugar Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with Kansas City. He flies to Phoenix for tryouts and is sent to the Class A team The Swing in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Thus begins his odyssey: leaving his mom and girlfriend; living in an alien culture; learning English; overcoming jitters; working hard; achieving early success; navigating friendships, occasional racism, and a woman’s mixed signals; dealing with an injury; trying performance-enhancing drugs; and, searching for his place in the world. Will he make it to the Majors; will he play in New York?

Cast:
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Genre:
Drama, Sport
Rating:
7.2/10 – 4,243 votes
Director:
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Duration:
114 minutes
Release Date:
24 Apr 2009

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