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  • MyTwoSons Community Moderator 214 posts since
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    15. Dec 6, 2007 11:28 PM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie

    Here are a three more good baseball movies I've forgotten about:






    Summer Catch with Freddie Prinz Jr & Jessica Biel (Guilty Pleasure)



    Hardball with Keanu Reeves & Diane Lane (get a big hankie)



    Mickey with Henry Connick Jr

  • JBan Pro 83 posts since
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    16. May 5, 2008 1:16 PM (in response to MyTwoSons)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie


    A League of Their Own trivia from The Internet Movie Database (IMDb):





    • Tom Hanks gained 30 pounds in preparation for his role. He attributed the weight he gained to a nearby Dairy Queen.

    • The characters at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and seen playing as
           the credits roll, are real original players from the league portrayed
           in the film.

    • All of the injuries and bruises that are seen in the film were real injuries that the actors received during filming.

    • The Peaches played at Beyer Stadium in Rockford, Illinois. No
           place in Rockford could actually be used in the movie because of Beyer
           Stadium's state of disrepair. It was eventually condemned, all that is
           left of the stadium is the original archway and a sign about the

    • Tom Hanks' character, Jimmy Dugan, is loosely based on real-life baseball slugger Jimmie Foxx.

    • Actresses auditioning for the film had to prove they could play
           baseball as well. All the actresses cast in the film apart from Geena
           Davis did their own baseball stunts. None of the performers wanted
           stunt doubles.

    • Kelly Candaele
           was one of the writers for this movie. His mother played in the league
           portrayed in the movie. Also, Kelly's brother, Casey, was a major
           league infielder from 1986 through 1997. His best season was 1991
           (right before the movie was released) when he collected 121 hits and 50
           RBI for the Houston Astros as their usual starting second baseman.

    • When Geena Davis joined the production only days before filming was due to start (she was a late replacement for Debra Winger),
           she was somewhat disadvantaged in that the cast had been baseball
           training for months beforehand. Davis's character was supposed to be
           one of the greatest baseball players in America. Within weeks, however,
           Davis had mastered the game and was regularly beating all her co-stars.

    • When announcing the game the Peaches announcer (David L. Lander)
           uses the phrase "Oh Doctor!" during an exciting play. This phrase was
           made popular by 1940s and 50s Brooklyn Dodgers announcer Red Barber.

    • For the famous split catch, Geena Davis had to have a stunt double slide into the split. Although Davis could do the splits, as shown, she couldn't slide into it.

    • During the filming of the World Series games, the stars would take
           turns entertaining the unpaid extras. Tom Hanks would do puppet shows
           over the dugout, Rosie O'Donnell did stand-up comedy and various actors
           pretended to be Madonna and sang her songs after the singer balked at
           performing for the fans.

    • The "strawberry" bruise that Renee Coleman received on her thigh while sliding into a base remained on her for over a year.

    • Lori Petty was, in reality, a faster runner than Geena Davis, and
           had to act like she was running slower than Geena Davis and running at
           full speed.

    • Rockford Peaches home field in the movie was filmed in
           Huntingburg, Indiana. The stadium was completely renovated and named
           League stadium after the movie crews left. In the movie you can see a
           barn in the background. The barn was actually only two-sided and
           covered a water slide.

    • Although she is left-handed, Bitty Schram throws and bats right-handed in the film.


  • coachharb Rookie 1 posts since
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    17. May 16, 2008 8:27 AM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie


    Hi Sarah,



    The suggestions here are great but be sure to see "Long Gone".  It's full of good baseball and a love story and political unrest.  This baseball movie has it all.






  • Coach Corey Amateur 27 posts since
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    19. May 23, 2008 1:01 PM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie







    Field of DREAMS








    Great Baseball Movies for the Youth!! Great idea thanks Active Sarah. From everyone who has replied I discovered there are a lot of baseball movies out there. Before 2010 you there will be another Baseball movie, it's been a while.



  • Coach40490 Rookie 7 posts since
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    20. Jun 24, 2008 11:29 AM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie


    I would have to recommend watching The Final Season.  It just recently came out on DVD, but it is a good baseball movie.



    I remember watching Sandlot when I was younger and I really enjoyed it.  I just had my children watch the movie and they also really like it, so it is a good movie that we can sit and watch together.  The unfortunate part of the situation is that they can now almost recite every scene in the movie.






  • Lubeboy Rookie 1 posts since
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    21. Jun 24, 2008 12:31 PM (in response to Coach40490)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie

    Any true baseball fan has to love For the Love of the Game... what a powerful, well put together flick.... especially with Vin Scully

  • r0ckh0und Amateur 11 posts since
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    22. Jul 20, 2008 3:14 PM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie

    Several good ones mentioned but my most recent favorite would have to be Beer League. While it certainly appeals to a particular adult demographic, it is still quite funny.

  • GrownUpLLer Rookie 1 posts since
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    23. Jul 22, 2008 1:40 PM (in response to r0ckh0und)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie


    I had a chance last week to catch a screening of a movie called The Perfect Game, due out in August. It's about the 1957 LLWS.



    It has become my all-time favorite baseball movie.



    You can see the trailer and check it out at the Lionsgate



  • stinkybutt13 Rookie 1 posts since
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    25. Aug 19, 2008 4:05 PM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie

    if only there were more good baseball movies to talk about.  nothing better than the sandlot tho...just makes you feel like a kid again.  as far as im concerned, there was never a third bad news bears.  they never went to japan, you hear me.  but the black horse baseball movie has to be little big league.  its a classic, i swear. watch it again and tell me you didnt like that movie. its the rich mans rookie of the year; although you could never replace gary busey.

  • STLumpire17 Amateur 19 posts since
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    26. Jan 9, 2012 11:26 PM (in response to MyTwoSons)
    Favorite Baseball Movie

    Don't forget,,,

    "It happens every Spring"


    "Kill the Umpire"

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,291 posts since
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    27. Jan 10, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to STLumpire17)
    Favorite Baseball Movie

    "It happens every spring" - now that's an oldie !!!

    Of course, as a Red Sox Fan have to throw a vote in for "Fear Strikes Out" (of course, Perkins was much better in Psycho !!!).


    SANDLOT is my favorite (brings back memories of playing with the neirborhood kids in the Sandlot at the end of our street).

    Kids just don't do that anymore, and it's a shame.

  • Frank_B Legend 1,311 posts since
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    28. Jan 12, 2012 6:39 AM (in response to Lou_B)
    Re: Favorite Baseball Movie

    Never could understand how it came to be called  "SAND-lot"--------when I was a kid we played unorganized city ball on "DIRT-lots."      "Sand" would of been an upgrade!        Asphalt.... school yards, church parking lots, dead end streets/alleys, vacated commercial areas, were also an upgrade.



  • Frank_B Legend 1,311 posts since
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    29. Jan 12, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to PHL_Baseball)
    Favorite Baseball Movie

    ....and Tom Selleck was probably the only actor who actually played pro-baseball having been signed by the Detroit Tigers.



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