Originally, a written piece in the New Yorker by Chet Wililamson in 1983, this spoof was adapted to the screen by California filmmakers Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm.
Gandhi at the Bat [screen version's website -funny]
It turns out (as per the spoof) that Gandhi had to come to the U.S. for a matter of national security and FDR had any records of the trip destroyed. Except for that pesky stint as a pinch hitter for the NY Yankees against the Philadelphia A's.
My favorite part of the screen-spoof's website is when it refers to Gandhi as the "Tiny Terror of Tealand", better known to his teammates as "Mo." Not sure if that first one isn't a little offensive. Indian-Americans, are you offended?
Gandhi at the Bat is one of the entries in the third annual National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival held in Cooperstown, NY, Sept. 19-21. For more information on the Hall of Fame Film Festival, contact 607-547-0215 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit baseballhalloffame.org.
*Photos courtesy Alec Boehm