“Raceball” Film Event Comes to San Francisco Library for Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2019 “RACEBALL” FILM EVENT COMES TO SAN FRANCISCO LIBRARY FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH A white catcher sabotaging a black pitcher, telling the opposing hitter what pitch to expect. Ted Williams standing up to racism in Louisiana. Almost 60 years before Colin Kaepernick, a black baseball player protested ... More

Jon’s 2019 Screenings in San Francisco and L.A.

Jon will be presenting screenings of his films for Black History Month (“Raceball”) and Women’s History Month (“Diamond Dames”) in February and March, and another in October for the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. The “Raceball” program features Jon’s films about Jackie Robinson and Jim “Mudcat” Grant. ... More

Jon Featured in the Utica Observer-Dispatch

Reporter Don Laible sat down with Jon at the Hall of Fame to discuss his baseball work and "a love of the game." Clink link below to view! https://www.uticaod.com/blogs/20181013/leonoudakis-sweet-spot-stories-in-league-of-their-own More

Jon’s film, “Shutout!” featured on ESPNW.com!

Writer Charlie Vascellaro wrote this fine article about the "Shutout: The Battle American Women Wage to Play Baseball" screening at the Hall of Fame, using the film as a means to explore the issue of gender discrimination in our national pastime. Click link below to view! https://es.pn/2yuuSjD More

Jon’s film, “Shutout!” to screen at the Baseball Hall of Fame Sept. 22!

Shutout! The Battle American Women Wage to Play Baseball has been selected for screening at the 13th annual Baseball Film Festival on 9/22 at 7pm in the Bullpen Theater. Shutout! explores the social, political, and cultural factors that led to the systematic exclusion of American girls and women from the game, celebrates those who’ve ... More

Jon’s presents at the Hall of Fame and the NINE Conference!

Jon presented his latest academic paper, "Swing and Miss: How MLB Teams Fail Creating an Engaging Fan Experience and How to Fix It," at both the NINE Spring Training Conference and the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. He recently presented it to the Los Angeles Dodgers' executive management as well! More

Watch Jon’s Latest Documentary Project!

Jon recently produced and directed a promo piece for Season Four of "The Sweet Spot" on Amazon Prime and Vimeo On Demand: "Baseball: A Special Kind of Magic."It features a collection of short stories: "Lefty" O'Doul & the Case of the Missing Left Arm, Baseball's Unknown Iron Men, the hazards of catching, and a life saved at the intersec... More

Jon’s book, “Baseball Pioneers,” now part of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown!

Jon did a book signing at the National Baseball Hall of Fame during their annual symposium on Baseball and American Culture in March. The book is a companion to his baseball series on Amazon Prime and is the first of several volumes to be released on Amazon.com. Jon with three of the pioneers from the book: (L-R) Maybelle Blair, ... More

Jon’s Events at Cleveland’s Baseball Heritage Musem 8/25-26

Jon will be presenting two days of  baseball documentaries from his groundbreaking TV show on Amazon Prime, "The Sweet Spot." He'll screen his film on gender bias in baseball, "Shutout! The Battle American Women Wage to Play Baseball" (8/25) and stories about race in baseball, featuring episodes with Jim "Mudcat" Grant and Jackie Robinson ... More

JON INTERVIEWED ON i24 NEWS ABOUT THE 2017 WORLD SERIES

I was asked to provide commentary and perspective on the 2017 World Series on global news network i24. It was a great World Series and I had seen every inning of every game. More