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28th Season

Chicago North Men's Senior Baseball League

Five age Divisions, 46 to 50 teams
25+, 35+, 45+, 55+, 60+

Hotline: 847-604-2444

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Max Reising, 773-793-8713

 FILM COMPANY BLENDS CROWD FUNDING AND TALENT SEARCH

Transforming Novel into Motion Picture May Feature Local Athletes and Acting Talent; First Chicagoland Tryout

May 23 & 24 in Bensenville

           

          Baseball fans in and around Chicagoland as well as Wisconsin and Michigan  can now directly participate in a crowd funding initiative that incorporates a talent search by nominating baseball players to play key roles in a movie titled Last At Bat, based on a novel by Mark Donahue. The initiative, titled the Search for Dylan Michael, (the story’s key character) will seek baseball players from the ages of 8-25 to play Dylan in various stages of his life. Crowd funding has become a standard form of raising capital for film makers and other entrepreneurs. In 2013 alone, crowd funding raised over $5.1 billion world-wide. Spike Lee, Tom Hanks, Zack Braff and others have turned to crowd funding whereby fans donate money to a film in exchange for gifts and other perks.

           As part of this crowd funding project, persons donating at least $50 at www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com have the option of giving themselves, friends, children and others a printed invitation to attend baseball tryouts that will lead to acting auditions and screen tests for the three baseball players needed to portray Dylan Michael. The 3 winners will each receive a $5,000 acting fee, and up to 100 players – girls/boys/men/women of all ages – are needed to play teammates and opponents in the film.  Men and women are also needed to play coaches, umpires, extras and other roles.  

           THE INITIAL AREA TRYOUTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 23 AND 24 AT Memorial Stadium, Redmond Sports Complex in Bensenville, starting at 10 am. There will be a morning and afternoon session daily. Players are encouraged to register online, but may register the day of the event with a minimum $50 donation to the crowd funding initiative. Each $50 donation entitles ONE tryout per individual. Tryouts for other, secondary parts do not require registration or a donation. While not having to be professional actors, participants should have the combination of baseball and related skills.              

           Last at Bat is a comeback story about star-crossed major league baseball star Dylan Michael, who the world believes was killed in a horrific plane crash. But Dylan somehow survived. With the support and devotion of a small southern town he recaptures his on-the-field greatness under a new identity. Producer/author Mark Donahue and Director Jijo Reed embarked on a talent search after Hollywood casting calls did not yield results. Said Reed, “We found good actors, but few could play baseball which is a requirement of the script. Rather than using stand-ins we decided to find young men who can really play the game.” Added Donahue, “I was watching the Little League World Series, and the young men were not only great players but during interviews they were articulate, funny and had that athletic swagger we wanted. They were also hams, but in a good way. So, we decided why not get the real thing?”       

            Several rounds of tryouts will occur. Times, dates and locations will be announced on www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com. A second round of tryouts is planned for July, with final casting selections to be made around September 1, 2015.  “While crowd funding is not new, we wanted to add a twist to the process,” said Donahue. “We want to reach out to baseball fans who we hope, through their donations, will help us make the next great baseball film. But, we also wanted those same fans to either enter the competition themselves or nominate someone they think should be in the film -- a son, nephew, or a daughter.”  (Mr. Donahue emphasized that this crowd funding project is not a paid-to-audition initiative, as donors will be given the option to nominate anyone they feel could portray Dylan Michael or other roles.)

            With offers to sell his story to Hollywood studios, Mr. Donahue decided financing his film through crowd funding would allow him to retain creative control. To learn more about the tryouts, visit www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com, or MarkrDonahue.com.          

Max Reising

Midwest Regional Manager

Illinois, Michigan & Wisconsin

Maxr13cnmsbl@aol.com

773-793-8713


SCHEDULE FOR APRIL

Friday April 17th

8:00 PM  Heritage Park #1 25s AHBA Marlins @ Astros 3

Monday April 20th

8:00 PM Rec Park  AHBA Braves @ 25 Devils Postponed due to poor field conditions .

8:00 PM Bensenville AHBA  Pirates @ Power Postponed due to poor field conditions.

6:45 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA Indians 2 @ BlackJacks 5

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA Angels 1 @ 25 White Sox 2

Tuesday April 21st

6:00 PM Bensenville 35 Yankees @ 35 Cubs Postponed due to Robert Morris reschedule

8:30 PM Bensenville  35 Royals @ 35 Orioles Postponed due to Robert Morris reschedule

6:45 PM  Heritage Park # 1  35 Devils 5 @ 35 White Sox 6

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1 Naturals 11 @ Braves 3

Wednesday April 22nd

6:45 PM  Heritage Park #1  AHBA White Sox ? @ Chiefs ?

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1 AHBA Bluejays 4 @ 45 Orioles 5

6:00 PM Rec Park  45White Sox 4 @ 45 Cubs 5

8:30 PM Rec Park  AHBA  A’s 0 @ Phillies 1

Thursday April 23rd

8:00 PM Bensenville  Woodpeckers 9 @ 35 A’s 7

6:45 PM Heritage Park #1  Reds 4 @ Red Hawks 10

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1 Mud Hens 1 @ 45 Yankees 10

Friday April 24th

8:00 PM Rec Park  AHBA Braves @ 25 White Sox Postponed due to a scheduling conflict

6:45 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA Pirates 7 @ 25 Devils 9 Pirates left the field during a rain delay thus even though it was the 4th inning the game ends as a forfeit to Devils

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA Marlins 4 @ BlackJacks 6

Sunday April 26th

6:00 PM  Bensenville 35 Jays @ 35 Cubs  postponed due to Robert Morris Schedule change

8:30 PM Bensenville 45 Jays @ 45 Riverbandits postponed due  to Robert Morris Schedule change

Monday April 27th

6:45 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA Braves @ 25 Devils   SCHEDULE CHANGE MAKEUP FROM MONDAY 4/20

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1  25 White Sox @ AHBA Indians

8:00 PM Bensenville  BlackJacks @ AHBA Pirates

8:00 PM Rec Park  Astros @ AHBA Angels

Tuesday April 28th

6:45 PM Heritage Park #1  Braves @ 35 Devils

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1  35 White Sox @ 35Yankees

Wednesday April 29th

6:45 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA Bluejays @ Phillies

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1  AHBA White Sox @ 45 Orioles

6:00 PM Rec Park  Mud Hens @ Reds

8:30 PM Rec Park  AHBA  A’s @ 45 Riverbandits

Thursday April 30th

6:45PM Heritage Park #1  35 Jays @ Naturals

9:15 PM Heritage Park #1  45 Jays @ 45 Yankees

8:00 PM Bensenville  35 A’s @ 35 Royals  

 

 

 


 

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MONDAY NIGHTS--8-10 PM at Mt. Prospect

Mt Prospect location at 412 Business Center Drive 1/2 mile north of Central, off Rand Rd (inside Players U)--PH: 847-375-0840

THURSDAY NIGHTS at 7-9 PM at Northbrook

SATURDAY MORNINGS at 8-10 AM at Northbrook

SUNDAY MORNINGS at 8-10 AM at Northbrook

Northbrook location at 1885 Holste Rd (1 block south of Willow Rd, just off Shermer Rd)--PH: 847-376-9386

Just say you are an MSBL player and pay $10 at the front desk. Directions can be gotten at our website at www.playballdirect.com

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- Repeat winner !
35+ A's
- Repeat winner (4 in a row)!
45+ Mudhens 
55+ River Bandits
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60+

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AA -- Mudville 9


Contact Information
President Max Reising
maxr13cn@gmail.com
Vice President Chuck Harper
buspev6@yahoo.com
Treasurer Steve Faigin
Sfaigin@wmace.com
Communications/Fund Raising Director Ross Wolfson
rwolfson@hrcontracting.com
Player Personnel Director Mark Horwitz
mihorwitz@hotmail.com
Website Director John "Web" Avila
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25+ Commissioner Chuck Harper
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35+ Commissioner "Jersey" Joe Schwenk
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45+ Commissioner Mike Bryskier
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55+ Commissioner Ed Gunther
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60+ Commissioner Steve Obert
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