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saraallent Active.com Staff 1,094 posts since
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Nov 9, 2007 9:58 AM

Favorite Baseball Movie

So I guess you can say I'm on a sports movie kick right now and it might be due to the fact that I'm new to life without college athletics after graduating this May, but either way a kick is a kick. So, let me know what your favorite baseball movies are. I watched a classic this week...A League of Their Own with Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rose O'Donnell. Great flick and one of my favorites. I'm also a big Field of Dreams fan with James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. Another classic!

 

  • MyTwoSons Community Moderator 224 posts since
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    1. Nov 9, 2007 11:55 AM (in response to saraallent)
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    My favorites, are

     

    1. Bull Durham

    2. 61*

    3. The Natural

    4. Pride of the Yankees

    5. For Love of Game

    6. Little Big League

    7. Angels in the Outfield

    8. Major League (1st one only)

    9. Bad New Bears (the original only)

    10. Stealing Home

     

  • MyTwoSons Community Moderator 224 posts since
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    3. Nov 10, 2007 9:26 PM (in response to saraallent)
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    Yes, Robert Redford is in this movie.  Another movie I forgot to mention and should have been in my top ten is Eight men Out the story of the Black Sox scandal.

     

     

     

     

     

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    5. Nov 13, 2007 11:32 AM (in response to saraallent)
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    A League of Their Own  is my favorite baseball movie and also tops my favorite movie of all time list. I'm a huge fan. My softball team quoted this movie non-stop throughout college--and we still laugh about it when we are able to get together.

     

    "Hey cowgirls. See the grass? Don't eat it!"

    "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great."

     

    The tryouts in that movie were filmed at Wrigley Field. I know someone who was chosen to be a participant in the tryouts for the movie. You can see her during one of the drills in the tryouts and then again when they are ate beauty school "sipping and not slurping" their tea.

     

    I also met the real Dottie at Nationals in Rockford, IL one summer ball season. I'm pretty sure her name is Dottie Keys and she was the center fielder, not the catcher, for the Peaches. Very nice woman.






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  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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    6. Nov 13, 2007 11:36 AM (in response to MyTwoSons)
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    Hey MyTwoSons...  all great movies. Bad News Bears and Major League are classic.

     

    But I must admit, I was surprised that Field of Dreams didn't crack your Top Ten!






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  • MyTwoSons Community Moderator 224 posts since
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    7. Nov 13, 2007 3:00 PM (in response to Trish18)
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    Field of Dreams is a great movie for me to fall asleep to.  The Sandlot is another really good movie that I forgot to mention and would have to be tied with another movie in order to not knock off another movie off my list.  Since Stealing Home was knocked off by Eight Men Out.

  • movo Amateur 7 posts since
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    8. Nov 13, 2007 4:22 PM (in response to MyTwoSons)
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    Rookie of the Year was one of my favorite movies growing up...obvi had a crush on the lead actor, used to know his name but now I can't remember! Anyway, not the best baseball you'll ever see, but still entertaining!

     

  • JBan Pro 83 posts since
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    9. Nov 13, 2007 4:23 PM (in response to MyTwoSons)
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    The Natural

     

     

    Pride of the Yankees

     

     

    The Sandlot

     

     

    Field of Dreams

  • jstew1 Amateur 14 posts since
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    10. Dec 3, 2007 11:22 PM (in response to JBan)
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    I'm going with The Natural on this one with Field of Dreams coming in a close second.

  • nvrunder7 Amateur 9 posts since
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    11. Dec 4, 2007 11:33 AM (in response to saraallent)
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    hmm what a great question...I LOVE BASEBALL movies and im not really one for sports movies in general but Field of Dreams, the Natural, and For the Love of the Game are all tied as my favorite movies of all time.  AND they all make me cry everytime!!

  • PHL_Baseball Community Moderator 44 posts since
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    12. Dec 5, 2007 8:43 PM (in response to saraallent)
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    I Love Baseball Movies.. Currently now that we have joined up LL I love the

     

     

    BenchWarmers, Bad News Bears ( new and old ) , Sandlot Kids

     

     

     

     

     

    Others are "Rhubarb", Pride of the Yankees, Major League 1.

     

     

    The one with Jimmy Stewart as the one legged baseball player is great.

     

     

    Look out in the next few years for a Movie about Braves Relief Pitcher Aussie Peter Moylan. He apparently has already been contacted by a Studio to make a movie about his life and amazing come back to MLB ( sort of like "The Rookie" story )

     

     

    In reality he has gone from a Sunday Bush League player in Australia to be arguably the Braves top or 2nd top closer/Relief Pitcher ( according to the Braves fans ) within 1 Year and all that after he was cut from the minors and many MPH slower several years earlier... after arm surgery and dropping his arm slot, he gained like 10MPH on his fastball upto mid 90's .. He is actually a fairly decent Minor League batter but never gets a chance to bat as a short relief Pitcher at the MLB level.........should make an interesting Movie.

     

     

     

     

    The Worst must be the one with Tom Selleck ?? Mr Baseball ??

  • MyTwoSons Community Moderator 224 posts since
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    13. Dec 6, 2007 12:36 PM (in response to PHL_Baseball)
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    Oh come on...Mr. Baseball is a guilty pleasure.

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