Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court

Students members of the Chicano Latino Scholastic & Leadership Academy with Heritage of America presented the documentary film, produced by Danny Haro, "Warrior of the Court: The Life of Pancho Gonzalez" in Bakersfield, CA in 2006.  Richard Alonso Gonzalez, (May 9, 1928 July 3, 1995), who was generally known as Pancho Gonzalez, was the World No. 1 tennis player for an unequalled 10 years in the 1950s and early 1960s. During that period, he played as a professional, and he was also a successful amateur player in the late-1940s, twice winning the United States Championships. Gonzales is still widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game. A 1999 Sports Illustrated article about the magazine's 20 "favorite athletes" of the 20th century said about Gonzales: "If earth was on the line in a tennis match, the man you want serving to save humankind would be Ricardo Alonso Gonzalez." The noted tennis commentator Bud Collins  echoed this in an August 2006 article for MSNBC.com: "If I had to choose someone to play for my life, it would be Pancho Gonzalez."  A portion of the film is provided (see below).

 

Introduction: Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior on the Court

Latino Academy visits Danny Haro, Producer of Warrior of the Court: Pancho Gonzalez

The Latino Academy with  Producer Danny Haro of  Warrior of the Court: Pancho Gonzalez.

Danny Haro explaining the production of Warrior of the Court: Pancho Gonzalez with Latino Academy students.

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