Top 10 Baseball Movies

In honor of the fact that pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training today, and the full squads report later in the week, I feel it’s the perfect time to reveal my 10 favorite baseball movies of all time.

10. MV5BMTI0Mjg5NTQwN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzM4MzgxMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_[1] (1994) “The Scout” with Albert Brooks and Brendan Fraser.

9.1992-mr-baseball-poster1[1]  (1992) “Mr. Baseball” Tom Selleck plays baseball in Japan.[1]  (2004) “Mr. 3000” Bernie Mac as a Brewer, need I say more.

7.The-Natural-Poster[1]  (1984) “The Natural” Robert Redford every boys’ dream.

6.220px-Moneyball_Poster[1] (2011) “Moneyball” Brad Pitt and the Amazin’ A’s

5.eight-men-out[1] (1988) “Eight Men Out”  History lesson, the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal.

4.220px-For_Love_of_the_Game_(1999_film)_poster[1] (1999) “For The Love Of The Game” Kevin Costner as a Detroit Tiger

3.major-league[1] (1989) “Major League” movie shot at Milwaukee County Stadium

2.MMDBUDU-EC001-H-jpg_175258[1] (1988) “Bull Durham”  baseball is a religion.

And by far, hands down, my favorite movie is a HBO original starring William Peterson and Virginia Madison, “Long Gone”

longgone1_crop_650x440[1] The 1987 movie was about a Minor League Team (Tampico Stogies) playing ball in northern Florida in 1957. unfortunately this movie was made for HBO, and is extremely hard to find. Since ’87 (when I video taped it) I must’ve watched it 2 or 3 times a year, and before every Opening Day as my baseball ritual. It is by far my favorite baseball movie. The VHS tape started to wear, and just last year I was lucky enough to find a DVD copy on eBay…so I bought it, and the “Tampico Nine” will play on!

imagesCAKQUJ6E (1987) “Lone Gone”

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