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Discussion: What is your favorite baseball film?

Posted: March 24, 2013
Still of Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Still of Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

John Sayles aimed to make “a different kind of baseball movie” with Eight Men Out. What is your favorite baseball film? Neal Gabler likes Pride of the Yankees (1942) and The Natural (1984).

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  • cliff

    bingo long traveling allstars and motor kings with billy dee williams, james earl jones, mabel king, ted ross and richard pryor about negro league baseball, the orignal angels in the outfield with vivien leigh with a cameo with ralph kiner and also the orignal bad news beras with walter mattheau and a young tatum oneil.

  • JC

    Brewster’s Millions w/ Richard Pryor and John Candy (not to mention a great job in a minor role by Jerry Orbach). Go-ey Bulls Go!

  • Annamarie Ristuccia

    Bang the Drum Slowly with Robert Di Niro and Michael Moriarity.

  • Marion

    Field of Dreams. If you build it they will come.

  • Barbara

    Bull Durham starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins…by far, one of the all time best baseball films and maybe one of the best films of all time!

  • daf

    my all time favorite baseball movie is the 1951 classic “rhubard” staring ray milland and jan sterling.

  • Steve

    I go with Bull Durham and Moneyball. Poor casting in the Pride of the Yankees. Gary Cooper should have made “High Noon” and nothing beyond that. He was way overrated as an actor. To me, “Pride of the Yankees” is comparable to “Fear Strikes Out” with Anthony Perkins in terms of quality. Neither Cooper nor Perkins had the basic athletic skills to appear believable as baseball players. Sorry Neil.

  • Michael

    There are 2 classic comedies from the 30′s starring Joe E. Brown…”Elmer, the Great,” & “Alibi Ike.” Although shoddily produced, they induced waves of hysteric laughter when I viewed them as a child in the 50′s.

  • http://twitter.com/uforje tee

    Field of Dreams and I’m not even a baseball fan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000009880135 Jeanette Vlismas Barnett Holme

    I think it was called Bingo Long and his Traveling All Stars, it was about one of the first Negro baseball teams.

  • thmaloney@optonline.net

    thmaloney@optonline.net
    It Happens Every Spring, Field od Dreams, Bull Durham, The Rookie, The Natural. Baseball makes great sport movie setting, second only to boxing for sports movie.

  • disqus_RBvlJSPGK1

    Field of Dreams, Bull Durham…..can watch them over and over and over and over again.

  • disqus_jEMZzydfjs

    A League of their Own

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucy.muller.376 Lucy Muller

    Bang the Drum Slowly and Field of Dreams are tied in my heart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucy.muller.376 Lucy Muller

    I am so glad you put this, because I thought I was the only one to love that moving and wonderful film.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marilyn.goodman.10 Marilyn Goodman

    Field of Dreams always touches me in a way no other does.

  • Monte Kaplan

    Safe at Home …. NOT haha. How’s about “It Happens Every Spring”.

  • tee

    Eight Men Out and Field of Dreams

  • Richard Hebron

    “Field Of Dreams” was a wonderfully touching movie. I loved the last scene when the father and son play catch in the field, and Kevin Costner was actually good in this film.