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Best Baseball Movies

Do you love baseball and do you love watching it? Are you looking for some good movies on the game? Read on to know in brief about the top 10 baseball movies*.
A League of Their Own (1992)
This critically acclaimed baseball film has Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Lori Petty (Kit Keller) pitted against each other. Kit has always been in her sisters shadow. A baseball tournament tests their relationship. The question is, will they pass it? Will they emerge stronger? Tom Hanks gives a memorable performance as manager Jimmy Dugan in the film.
Eight Men Out (1988)
In 1919, players of the Chicago White Sox deliberately lost the world series after being paid by gambler Arnold Rothstein. This is a film version of that infamous incident, known as the 'Black Sox scandal. The film has great performances from John Cusack, Clifton James and Michael Lerner.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Morris Buttermaker, an ex-player of Little League, is hired to coach a bunch of misfits. But the guys have no talent in baseball. Will they be able to win the upcoming baseball championship against the Yankees? This comic baseball flick stars Walter Matthau, Chris Barnes, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza and Vic Morrow among others.
Bull Durham (1988)
This romantic comedy stars Kevin Costner as Crash Davis. Crash is assigned to train young pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Tim Robbins). Both fall for baseball groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) leading to amusing consequences. It is one of the top 10 baseball movies for every lover of the sport.
Field of Dreams (1989)
Another Kevin Costner flick that sees the star play Ray Kinsella, a farmer in Iowa. Ray hears a voice instructing him to build a baseball field on his own farm. He does this and immediately ghosts of disgraced White Sox Players descend upon it. This dramatic film also stars Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann and Ray Liotta.
Major League (1989)
Former showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) is in control of the team Cleveland Indians. She hates the team. She purposely puts together a bunch of misfits so that the seasonal attendance falls below mark. She hopes this will let them move to the warmer Miami. But this leads to unexpected results. The baseball movie also stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen.
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
This emotional film sees a baseball team doing everything they can to win a tournament for their team member Bruce. Robert DeNiro is catcher Bruce Pearson who is about to die out of Hodgkin's disease. His team wants to make his final season a memorable one for him. The film also has terrific performances from Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia and Phil Foster.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
This is a biopic of the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig who died early. This Yankee player won great accolades to his team and played in 2130 games. Gary Cooper gives a sterling performance as Lou Gehrig. He is supported by Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth and Walter Brennan among others.
The Natural (1984)
A seemingly average baseball player Roy Hobbs rises to become a legendary pitcher. But he is shot dead by a young woman. Robert Redford is unforgettable as Roy Hobbs. Other members of the cast include Glenn Close, Kim Basinger and Wilford Brimley.
The Sandlot (1993)
Baseball expert Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez (Mike Vitar) takes little Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) under his wings. Soon Smalls joins his neighbourhood baseball buddies and embarks on joyous adventures. You are sure to enjoy this charming film. It also stars Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi and Marty York.
You are sure to enjoy these top 10 baseball movies.

*The list is a comprehensive list, not in any specific order.

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