March 8, 2016
Swing and a Miss: The Taylor Hooton Story- Press Release
March 7th, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shannon Michelle
MLB WORLD SERIES CHAMP BRIAN BOEHRINGER DRAFTED
TO PRODUCE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
March 7th, 2016, Brian Boehringer, who won his 1996 World Series ring pitching for the New York Yankees, has been drafted again. Producers Andy W. Meyer and Shannon Michelle brought him on to help produce their latest motion picture “Swing & a Miss: The Taylor Hooton Story.” written by: Dan Neves, all from St. Louis Shannon being from Springfield Mo.
Boehringer’s Major League pitching career began in 1995 as a New York Yankee. He pitched through 2004 with the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. And his love for the game continued beyond his big league career with the Omaha Royals, Toledo Mud Hens and Bridgeport Bluefish.
That love continues in his new career – movie producer. “Swing & a Miss” is the story of a teenage pitcher during the height of the steroid era in Major League Baseball. Taylor Hooton, a second-cousin of famed Cubs and Dodgers pitcher Burt Hooton, tried to fulfill his Major League aspirations with anabolic steroids. Things didn’t go so well for Taylor.
His father Don Hooton told Taylor’s story at the government hearing entitled: RESTORING FAITH IN AMERICA’S PASTIME: EVALUATING MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S EFFORTS TO ERADICATE STEROID USE. After that hearing Major League Baseball reined in the steroid insanity.
Taylor’s story inspired a DEA Special Agent “Max” hot on the trail of the owners of the Mexican pharmaceutical company that made the steroids Taylor injected. Don and “Max” are good friends still.
“I’m looking forward to this new challenge,” Brian Boehringer said, “and staying in the game.”
Contact: E-mail auntmaxmotionpictures@ gmail.com
PHONE: Andy W. Meyer 314.892.6344
PHONE: Shannon Michelle 417.379.7568
Producers will be available for interviews at, or from spring training in FL. on March, 8th, and 9th. Call Shannon Michelle to schedule time.