There are tons of baseball movies out there, but are there any softball movies? I can't think of any!! There should be some. It's a great sport.
Are there any? If not, do you think there should be?
Good question. Does MTV's Rock and Jock Softball count?
Others that come to mind:
-There's the 1937 movie "GIrls Can Play" directed by Lambert Hillyer. "The Hollywood Post's sports writer, Jimmy Jones (Charles Quigley),
yearns to be a crime reporter, and thus looks for foul play on even the
most routine assignments. In writing a piece about a girl's softball
team, Jimmy discovers that their sponsor, Foy Harris (John Gallaudet),
is a notorious racketeer who has supposedly gone straight. Jimmy
suspects Foy is still up to no good. He begins hanging around the team
to do a bit of snooping, and also to be near the cute new pitcher, Ann
-1980 movie "Squeeze Play: "
A male softball team is challenged by a female softball team to see who is best.
-And the 2005 movie "Beer League".
That's all I got. Any others I missed?
Ya know, my initial reaction was..."how could you forget A League of Their Own!?"
But that is clearly about women playing baseball. Guess it shows how even a huge fan of softball and that movie can get caught up in the gender norm associated with baseball and softball. Along that note... has anyone watched men's fastpitch softball?? Amazing.
I had the same reaction! Thankfully I thought about it for a second before posting. I hadn't heard much about men's fastbitch softball so I wanted to see what I could find on YouTube. I found a pretty good video from the American Challenge Series in Oklahoma City that invited Men's Fastpitch teams from around the globe. Interesting stuff.
I was in OKC at that time and got to see a little bit of the American Challenge Series. Was cool to see the men playing a predominantly women's sport... but I have to agree with the guy who said that the women's national team would beat the men's national team. No contest!
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