Film Credits

Time in the Minors

Two Players. One Dream

A film by Tony Okun

Every year in June approximately 1500 new players out of high school and college are chosen from the amateur baseball draft and sent to play in the minor leagues. Trying to make it in the fiercely competitive world of professional baseball can make or break you. "Time In The Minors" documents the lives and passionate dreams of two minor league players on their arduous journey to becoming Major League Baseball players. John Drennen (19), a High School All-American from San Diego, California was selected in the first round of the 2005 amateur baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians and offered a one million dollar signing bonus. 2006 will mark John’s first full season in professional baseball. Tony Schrager (28), a 1998 and 6th-round draft pick out of Omaha, Nebraska is an 8-year veteran of the minor leagues. The 2006 season may be Tony’s last shot to make it.

What’s it like trying to make it to the Major Leagues? Follow each player from pre-season and beyond through the ups and downs of a life in professional baseball, and the dream that keeps their hopes alive. Will either player attain their ultimate goal?

(2010) Documentary - 60 min. Broadcast version / 85 min. Theatrical version

Film Credits

Broadcast Licensing: The Television Syndication Company
Contact: Mary Joyce / / 407.788.6407




"A must see film for players with hopes of making it to the Major Leagues".
-Betty Jo Tucker (Reel Talk Movie Reviews)

"A timeless and compelling film; I loved it!"
-Craig Calcaterra (NBC

"I really enjoyed it very much, it's a great documentary."
-Tim Kurkjian (ESPN Baseball Tonight)

"Baseball fans will love this film!"
-Chuck Murr (Editor, Indians Ink Magazine)

"Tony Okun does a wonderful job of personifying the struggle in this documentary."
-James Baily (Baseball America)

"Good food for thought for young ballplayers anticipating a pro career."
-Anthony Castrovince (

"The first baseball movie I've ever seen to accurately portray the "real" stories of professional baseball."
-Taylor Zarzour (The Fan 610AM Sports Radio)

Film Trailer (click play to view)