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    Re: Your favorite baseball movies?

    I agree with the other posts about sandlot...when they took big chunks of chew and puked on the carnival ride, that brought back so many memories of summer with my buddies playing wiffleball in his back yard EVERY day....we tried skoal and got sick as dogs.  I think Bull Durham is by far and away the best one.....The Natural was awsome too....not realistic, but fun...never really liked field of dreams, thought it was too hoakie.  Fever Pitch was an embarassment as a Red Sox fan...it didnt capture ANY of what we went through as die hard fans growing up, it was all geared towards the "pink hats" to give them a crash coarse on their local team....lame
    I liked a league of their own alot...I am man enough to admit it....best quote ever "there's no crying in baseeeeballll"
    What about bang the drum slowly......that one tugged at the heart strings a little.  Bad news Bears was awsome cuz it came out when I just started T ball and I thought Kelly (the bad boy onthe motorcycle) was the coolest kid ever.  I IDOLIZED anything to do with baseball growing up...complete with the Dwight Evans stance while playing stickball in the rundown sand lot..
     
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    The Fan was pretty good.....they never said it, but tell me Wesley Snipes wasnt supposed to be an arrogant Barry Bonds??
    The Benchwarmers was kind of funny.
     
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    How could you forget "It Happens Every Spring" ??? One of the best of the 50's lot. Also "Angels In The Outfield" (the original not the remake).
    The 50's had some of the best baseball movies. some of the dreck froom more recent years don't even belong on your list of "best".
     
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    "Jews and Baseball - A Love Story" - this was a recent documentary movie which is of great interest to Jewish fans.........Can anybody tell me how to get a DVD of this film???...It only played for a short time in the South Florida market last month and many fans would like to see it.....It was fabulous.......Mike W.
     
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    Maybe I missed it ... I must have missed it ... but I didn't see "The Natural" anywhere. That's most definitely my pick.

    Also, I really enjoyed an HBO movie called "Soul of the Game," about the Negro League.

    I think the worst ever was the one with Kevin Costner throwing a perfect game ... can't remember the name ... could look it up but wouldn't be worth the time.
     
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    "Fear Strikes Out" should have been on the list
     
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    death on the diamond.
     
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    also, ken burns documentary on innings, first thru ten, is hard to match!!!

     
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    For Love of The Game is great.  Vin Scully makes that movie!
     
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    The Natural

    The score alone by Randy Newman really brings into relief the fabled grandeur and mythology of old-time baseball.  Great cast and performances.  At times funny, heartfelt, nostalgic, romantic and suspenseful, this one has it all...even a "had to see it to believe it" hollywood ending.

    Highly recommend the book of the same name by Bernard Malamud, who loosely based it on a true story of an actual player who was indeed shot and attempted a comeback years later.  A much different ending, too.

    Many interesting details about this film on the DVD extras, including Redford wearing #9 as tribute to Ted Williams and the Teddy-derived quote, "...the best to ever play the game...".
     
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    1. Field of Dreams
    2. Sandlot
    3. Bang the Drum Slowly
    4. Major League
     
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     1. The Winning Team - Story of Pete (Grover Cleveland) Alexander starring Ronald Reagan
    2. Yours Truly (Alibi Ike) - Starring Joe E. Brown
    3. Elmer the Great - Starring Joe E. Brown
    4. Kill the Umpire - Starring William Bendix
     
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    An awesome movie, never mentioned!!!

    I see a list of favorite baseball movies all the time.  Has no one seen Pastime, starring Williamm Russ??  This is far and away, much better than most the movies in this list.

    Brian
    Moncton, New Brunswick
     
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    An awesome movie

    Why isn't Pastime, starring William Russ EVER on a list of good baseball movies?  It's much better than most on this list.
     
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    Yes it's an old movie in black and white... but if you haven't seen "It Happens Every Spring" - you should !
     
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    But my favorites are

    The Natural ( What a cast !! )

    Field of Dreams ( I cry every time )

    A Leaugue of Their Own ( great stuff & lotsa laughs )

     
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    In Response to Re: Your favorite baseball movies?:
    In Response to Re: Your favorite baseball movies? : Fever Pitch are you for real that movie was almost as bad as The Babe staring John Goodman, making it one of the worst sports movies ever made. Bull Durham had a lot that was very real in it, Nuke at the end going from single A to the show not being part of it.  Eight man out was very good, as was for the love of the game.
    Posted by shumirules

    Fever Pitch was pretty good. I don't think it was a great movie but Ben defintely represented many crazy Red Sox fans.
     
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    But my favorites are The Natural ( What a cast !! ) Field of Dreams ( I cry every time ) A Leaugue of Their Own ( great stuff & lotsa laughs )
    Posted by bedlamer

    The Natural and Field of Dreams are my two favorites also. Bull Durham is third.
     
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    The Natural
    Bull Durham
    Major League

    I love Major League.  Dorn was great.  Cerrano and Jobu.  It was great stuff
     
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    I agree with "The Natural" and "Field of Dreams" as top baseball movies.

    Also want to add a independent film about a baseball player's journey from a baseball camp in Dominican Republic to the minor leagues called "Sugar".
     
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    one notable baseball comedy missing, Kill the Umpire, with William Bendix who plays an avid fan with a great distate for umpires, but when his job(s) and baseball schedules collide he is forced to become an umpire. Some of the best scenes on Naked Gun were 'borrowed' 
     
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    For me it's The Natural all the way.  Field of Dreams second. 
     
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    my top 5 list:

    1. Eight Men Out - Sayles at his best, both behind and in front of the camera; plus, Charlie Sheen is losing!
    2. 61 - even if it is a Yankee flick, still great by a cast of (mostly) unknowns; Barry Pepper excellent a few years later in "Saving Private Ryan"
    3. The Natural - even if the ending gets the Hollywood treatment; also an excellent book
    4. Field of Dreams - even with the lib politics
    5. Bull Durham

    was really looking forward to "Fear Strikes Out," very disappointing, cliched, contrived and a wooden performance from Perkins

    have yet to see "Bang the Drum Slowly," heard it was very good
     
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    In Response to Re: Your favorite baseball movies? : Fever Pitch was pretty good. I don't think it was a great movie but Ben defintely represented many crazy Red Sox fans.
    Posted by jaytf25

    absolutely agreed on "Fever Pitch," watched just for Sox angle, Jimmy Fallon - who is great on his show - should be embarrased
     
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    Fever Pitch?
    It was 2004 Faulk flipped to first and the Red Sox had just won the World Series.  I literally fell to my knees.  Years of frustration, the burial of my father just one year prior, the thrill, the amazement all cascading over me at the same moment.  Although, I couldn't believe my eyes, my heart soared as the Sox piled onto each other.

    But wait, what the fudge are Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon doing out there?  The entire moment almost destroyed.  How could they try to steal my moment, our moment?  Such classlessness, I'll never watch that fudging movie.
     
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