After an incredible, record-breaking post-season, the story of Randy Arozarena is coming to a streaming service or theater near you.
According to a Hollywood reporter, Tampa Bay Race will be the subject of a new biopic produced by Rookie Wonderfilm Media.
“Randy’s story is very inspiring – his journey captures your heart and explores the achievements of the human soul as the film moves and focuses,” Wonderfilm’s Brett Saxon said in a statement.
Productions for the film are set to begin in late 2021. It is reported that Brad Gone, best known for his work on the Invincible and Soul Surfer, will write the screenplay for the film.
At the age of 19, Arozarena sailed from her home in Cuba to Mexico on a makeshift raft. He played in the Mexican Baseball League before attracting the attention of the Scouts and later signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016.
Arozarena was traded by Cardinals in January 2020 and recalled by Tampa on August 30. Became a star in the post-season 25 years later, surpassing Barry Bonds for the most home runs in a single post — season and breaking the Derek Jeter record for most hits by a rookie in a single post-season.