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Top 5 Baseball flicks

  • Oct 13, 2009
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With the 2009 Championship Series set to begin in a few days I thought I would pull together my Top 5 Baseball movies of all time.
1
The Natural
I really like this story for the sensation it brings. That feeling of innocence in the game the idea that baseball was a pure and decent sport. A time before any strikes, before steroids and HGH, a time when baseball was about a passion for the game and the desire to play well and win.
2
Major League
Not as refined of a baseball movie as #1, but a classic film that has provided us with many quotes that can be used in almost any situation. One of the great sports comedies with an excellent cast and a good story. Bob Uecker is definitely in the running for best sportscaster in a movie... (Competition: Best in Show, Dodgeball)
3
The Bad News Bears
One of the best kids stories to date; it teaches the value of teamwork, not to judge a book by it's cover and sportsmanship... not to mention cursing, smoking, and beer drinking... All joking aside, the 1976 version is a classic that teaches what any good baseball flick does, all of life's lessons can be learned on the diamond.
4
The Rookie (Widescreen Edition) (2002)
A relative new comer, made in 2002. It's a decent story about a man chasing his dream of making it in the majors. same as #1, it shows a passion for the game that you don't always see on TV or read about in the paper.
5
Field of Dreams
If you build it they will come... (That's all i have to say about that.)

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January 11, 2011
nice list!
 
September 22, 2010
I can't believe that EIGHT MEN OUT wouldn't have made the top five. Oh well, I guess that's what makes horse races. I have to admit that I practically worship John Sayles and he can do no wrong in my book. If you ever get the chance (and don't mind experiencing a major downer) watch hisflick MEN WITH GUNS. He nearly won an Oscar for Best Foreign Langiage Film for that one.
 
October 13, 2009
Great list, but um...Bull Durham anyone?
October 13, 2009
Eight Man Out and Bull Durham would have made the top 10 list but not the top 5.
October 13, 2009
What about Field of Dreams?
October 13, 2009
I would love to see your list...
 
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This list is only a start.  I know I will be adding to it.  I have only included films that I have already seen.  Honorable mention films …
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