One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1978)

09/26/1978 (US) TV MovieDrama 1h 40m


One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story was a 1978 made for TV movie telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The movie was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues.

It follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother.

Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves. The movie first aired on CBS Television on September 26, 1978.

  1. William A. Graham


Top Billed Cast

  1. LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton

    Ron LeFlore

  2. Madge Sinclair

    Madge Sinclair

    Georgia LeFlore

  3. Paul Benjamin

    Paul Benjamin

    John LeFlore

  4. James Luisi

    James Luisi

    Jimmy Karalla

  5. Billy Martin

    Billy Martin


  6. Zakes Mokae

    Zakes Mokae

    Pee Wee Spencer

  7. Larry B. Scott

    Larry B. Scott

    Gerald LeFlore

  8. Anthony Mockus Sr.

    Board Chairman

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One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

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Original Language English

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