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Best Baseball Movie

61*
7
10%
The Natural
6
8%
The Sandlot
17
24%
Bad News Bears
1
1%
Bull Durham
6
8%
Eight Men Out
4
6%
Field Of Dreams
21
29%
The Pride of the Yankees
2
3%
Angels in the Outfield
0
No votes
Major League
8
11%
 
Total votes : 72

Postby ironman » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:18 pm

I'm sure I'll get a few rocks thrown at me for this one, but where is "A League of Their Own" on that list? By no means am I saying that is was the best movie, but it had its moments. It has one of the most quotable lines in any baseball movie (There's no crying in baseball!), plus Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan is one of the best characters in a baseball film. I still love the scene where he signs the kids baseball.

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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:27 pm

Pride of the Yankees if it's the one about Gehrig.
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Postby ukjohn » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:32 pm

Field of Dreams is the best, closely followed by Bull Durham
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Postby mocabeenow » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:00 pm

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Postby Madison » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:03 pm

ironman wrote:I'm sure I'll get a few rocks thrown at me for this one, but where is "A League of Their Own" on that list? By no means am I saying that is was the best movie, but it had its moments. It has one of the most quotable lines in any baseball movie (There's no crying in baseball!), plus Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan is one of the best characters in a baseball film. I still love the scene where he signs the kids baseball.

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I won't throw any rocks at you :-) . Classic with a lot of great lines in it. ;-D

I voted for Bull Durham though. :-)
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Postby JoeCredeForPresident » Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:30 pm

Yeah, there were some other movies that i couldn't fit in the poll.


i never liked a league of their own that much, so that was the one i took out.


everyone should really see 61* sometime- billy crystal directed it, and for the completely ignorant out there its about the mantle/maris chase for Ruth's home run record. another plus about it is... ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL PLAYS WHITEY FORD!!!! he was the king of all great 80's movies- i really didn't recognize him at first. he lost the nerdy voice and stature... :-?
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:28 pm

I voted Sandlot best followed closely by The Natural. I think both movies are very popular due to the emotions they evoke. I think most men would like to go back or at least think fondly about the friends they had at 12 and some of the neighborhood games that they played. I had a group of guys and we were always outside playing football in the mud and snow, baseball in the summer, and basketball in bettween. God I loved those days. :,-(

The Natural brings to life a kind of nostalgia for the old days of baseball before all the contracts, unions, agents salaries :-P `
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:33 pm

The Bad News Bears is the #1 movie of all time!!! And Kelly Leak would the the greatest fantasy player ever!!! He hits for extra bases every AB!! Come on, now!! Kelly Leak rules!!! ;-D
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Postby eli81k » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:18 pm

No mention of Major League 3: Back to the Minors?

I thought Corbin Bersen (sp?) got snubbed by the academy on that one.
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Postby josebach » Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:02 pm

There was a movie called "Little Big League" that was pretty good. It's about a kid who inherits the Twins and decides to manage the team himself. The movie had a ton of cameos in it and all the baseball action looked very authentic. ;-D

(Not to be confused with "Rookie of the Year" which is about a 10 year old kid who actually pitches in the Big Leagues. Not good. :-t )
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