As American As Apple Pie

I recently watched the movie Little Big League, I played softball with my family on Memorial Day, and I started reading Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero.  To me, there is no sport that quite epitomizes summer like baseball (or softball).  It’s a wonderful sport.

It also made me want to watch 61* again.  That is probably one of the best baseball movies I’ve seen.  I also really like, for comedic relief, the Major League movies are funny.

Here’s my question:  what are some of your favorite baseball movies?  I love baseball and most baseball movies (although I did strongly dislike For Love of the Game) and would like some recommendations!

3 Responses

  1. JE

    Check out “Sugar”…just came out this past year and has flown under the radar a bit…very good movie though

  2. Jodi

    You know, a lot of movie critics I listen to pan baseball movies in general. When a new one comes out I often hear a review start with something like…”Movies in the baseball genre are horrible and here’s another..” Maybe they’re still not over “Bad News Bears in Breaking Training.” I don’t know. Did Patrick Swayze star in any baseball movies? Maybe he’s what ruined it for baseball movies.

    I think there are a lot of great baseball movies. “A League of Their Own,” “Bull Durham,” “Eight Men Out,” “Cobb” are my favorites but my absolute sentimental favorite is “Field of Dreams.” “People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.”

  3. Laurel

    Thanks for the reminder about “Sugar,” JE. I saw a preview a while back, but it’s slipped my mind since then!
    Jodi, I don’t understand why critics dislike baseball movies. I didn’t really like “Bull Durham,” but I loved “Eight Men Out” and “A League of Their Own.” I guess now I really do have to watch “Field of Dreams.” It’s been on my list for a while, but I keep forgetting it!

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