“Let ‘Em Know You’re There: The Story of Big Jim and the Triple Double,” a Readily Apparent Media film in partnership with OHA, Wins Emmy® Award For Best “Sports – One Time Special”

The Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) and Readily Apparent Media are proud to announce that its film, Let ‘Em Know You’re There: The Story of Big Jim and the Triple Double, received the Emmy® Award for best “Sports – One-Time Special” in the Mid-Atlantic Region this past Saturday. OHA’s executive director Gregg Tripoli and Readily Apparent Media’s Field Humphrey and Patrick Newman were presented with the award on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Gregg Tripoli (OHA) along with Field Humphrey and Patrick Newman of Readily Apparent Media at the NATAS Emmy® Awards on September 28th, 2019. (Photo: Jon Zella)

“I’m amazingly grateful,” Tripoli said. “It’s surreal but so gratifying to see all the hard work appreciated and rewarded like this. I’m thrilled that this incredible story from our local history and the spectacular accomplishments of the remarkable Jim Tucker and the Syracuse Nationals will now reach an even wider audience. I’m particularly pleased that this film will shed light on Jim’s accomplishments both on and off the court and his current battle with the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s. We’re so fortunate that Field Humphrey and Patrick Newman of Readily Apparent Media brought us into this project and inspired us with their passion, enthusiasm, and their considerable skills to share this story with the rest of the world.”

The film is available for purchase at the Onondaga Historical Museum Gift Gallery at 321 Montgomery Street and available to stream online through Amazon Prime.

Both Readily Apparent Media, an Austin-based production company, and OHA are proud to share and promote the great history of Syracuse and these amazing stories in this short documentary about Jim Tucker, a former NBA player who held the record for fastest triple-double for 63 years. Featuring animation that depicts a vibrant, unforgettable evening at the Onondaga County War Memorial in 1955, the film uses Jim’s record as a lens into a remarkable life outside of basketball.