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About

SHUT OUT (The Untold Truth About The Negro Baseball Leagues) is a modern day documentary combining unique historic footage, breathtaking editing, a high-end music soundtrack, and today’s biggest names in sports, entertainment, and politics as our on screen storytellers.


The film takes us back in time to tell the narrative of a story that has never been told – the TRUE story of the Negro Baseball Leagues. We will take the audience from the days of Slave Baseball in the Caribbean, to the antics of Satchel Paige, to the legendary home runs of Josh Gibson, to the invention of the batting helmet, night baseball, and the screwball – all were developed first in the Negro Baseball Leagues.

Wrapped Productions has already achieved the following on this project:

  1. Secured exclusive rights & contract from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to tell this story via SHUT OUT (The Untold Truth About The Negro Baseball Leagues).
  2. Producers have exclusive high-def footage (25 hours), archival film footage from various sources, behind the scenes videos, documentary trailer, and interviews.
  3. Oscar and Emmy award winner, Louis Gossett Jr. has committed as narrator and executive producer.
  4. We see this being a solid "in" to the public schools nationally for an "educational program" during Black History Month – the film goes to schools every February as an "evergreen' property.
  5. Dee Gordon & Juan Pierre as consultant/talent
  6. The formation of a 501 (c)3
  7. Documentary industry veterans Carol Dean, Robert Seigel & Richard Arlook as consultant/advisers
  8. Retained Watkins Financial Services

These are the 9 Chapters for the documentary that reveal the truth about the Negro Baseball Leagues.

  • SLAVE BASEBALL -- Taking claim that baseball was brought to America through the slave trade.
  • BLACK "BASEBALL" -- "You won't let me play in your game... I will just start my own."
  • SOUTH OF THE BORDER -- Showing how the Negro Baseball Leagues opened doors for Latin players. During the winters MLB/NBL stars played with each other in Latin America.
  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN -- The barnstorming era of the Negro Leagues... “We will play anywhere, anytime.” This also includes the all Jewish team of House of David.
  • WOMEN OF BASEBALL -- Effa May Manley (owner), Lena Horne, Olivia Taylor (owner) and Toni Stone (player), and many more had significant roles in the Negro Leagues.
  • IT'S IN THE STARS -- Highlighting the superstars of the Negro Baseball Leagues such as  Satchel Paige,  Josh Gibson,  Cool Papa Bell,  Buck O’Neil and many others.
  • ALL THAT JAZZ -- The influence of Jazz, entertainment, and other “social” sites like restaurants, hotels, & barbershops in most NBL cities.
  • A LEAGUE THAT WORKS -- The Negro Leagues in their hay day... championships, all-star games, and the real business of baseball working for owners/players of NBL.
  • GOODBYE OL' FRIEND -- With Jackie Robinson going to Major Leagues in 1947... How the Negro Leagues and the "communities" who supported them died off in the following years.