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30 for 30 Shorts: ‘The Schedule Makers’

Our latest film, from documentarian Joseph Garner, tells the story of a husband-and-wife team who managed the MLB calendar for more than two decades

Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series.

Each year, everyone from front-office executives to sports-radio callers ridicules the logic of the MLB schedule. Complaints aside, putting this together is a daunting task: 30 teams, 162 games a year, cross-country flights, night games, day games … you name it. So, who manages all of this? For almost a quarter-century it was the husband-and-wife duo of Henry and Holly Stephenson, two math and computer whizzes who did it all with nothing but a pencil and a piece of paper. This film is the story of how the Stephensons landed their first MLB contract and became The Schedule Makers.


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Arthur & Johnnie, directed by Tate Donovan »
Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg »
Tommy and Frank, directed by Richie Keen »
Cutthroat, directed by Steven Cantor »
Silver Reunion, directed by Rory Karpf »
Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner, directed by Nick and Colin Barnicle »
Disdain the Mundane, directed by Nelson George »
Ali: The Mission, directed by Amani Martin »
The Arnold Palmer, directed by Bryan Gordon »
Jake, directed by Jonathan Hock »
Arnold’s Blueprint, directed by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist »
Here Now, directed by Eric Drath »

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