Toms River South - The Spirit of Winning

Updated Monday May 21, 2018 by Jason Victor.

Join Sandy Levine on Wednesday June 6th for a screening of her new baseball film Toms River South, the Spirit of Winning at Toms River South in the Cafetorium at 6:30PM.  Sandy accompanied us on our bus trip to Yankee Stadium last year, and there are a few very short clips from that outing in the finished film. Please come out and support Sandy and her new film!  For more details, visit http://www.sandralevine.com/baseball-film.html.

From sandralevine.com:

An exciting new film focusing on Toms River's passion for baseball featuring Coach Ken Frank, NJ's winningest high school baseball coach, and NY Mets third baseman Todd Frazier. South Baseball - The Spirit of Winning is the first major film to turn the spotlight on Toms River High School South and legendary Indians Baseball head coach, Ken Frank. Coach Frank not only is New Jersey’s winningest baseball coach, he also is a dedicated mentor who has had a profound impact on the lives of countless players during the past four decades. The 2017 season was his 40th year as head coach.

The film shows former players, many of whom regularly attend spirited games in Ken Frank Baseball Stadium, proudly watching their sons follow in their footsteps. It also includes interviews with sports insiders who share entertaining stories that gave rise to the legend of Coach Frank and Indians baseball. Interest in the film will extend beyond sports fans at the Shore, as the documentary shows how tough love can help young people win in sports and in life.

The film, which will run up to one hour, highlights the remarkable link between Toms River and great baseball players. Todd Frazier, a South alumnus and star on Toms River’s 1998 Little League World Series Championship team, is currently third baseman for the New York Mets. He has played as a Major League All-Star, and was the 2015 Home Run Derby champion. Universities from around the country recruit from South not only because the players know the fundamentals of the game, the boys also have been shaped by Coach Frank into respectful, young men.