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SportsGrl21 Amateur 23 posts since
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Apr 15, 2008 9:10 AM

Softball Movies

 

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?

 

 

  • adam_sp SportsPowerStaff 95 posts since
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    1. Apr 15, 2008 12:39 PM (in response to SportsGrl21)
    Re: Softball Movies

     

    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

    Casey."

     

     

    -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?

     

     

  • webgem09 Amateur 10 posts since
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    2. Apr 15, 2008 1:46 PM (in response to SportsGrl21)
    Re: Softball Movies

    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.

  • saraallent Active.com Staff 1,094 posts since
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    3. Apr 17, 2008 12:36 PM (in response to webgem09)
    Re: Softball Movies

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

  • iodar Rookie 6 posts since
    Apr 22, 2008
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    4. Apr 22, 2008 9:17 AM (in response to saraallent)
    Re: Softball Movies

    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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