Favorite baseball movie

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I also can't believe no one has mentioned bang the drum slowly seeing as it deserves a spot among the best baseball movies.

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@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The Sandlot
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
Fever Pitch (don't hate)
Bad News Bears (Original)

Documentary for Fastball, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Catching Hell and Baseball A Ken Burns Film are all incredible.

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

I love 98% of Ken Burns Baseball, but I have to say Ty Cobb got shafted due to Burns not doing the necessary research to paint Cobb in a more objective light. He just took Al Stump's (highly fictionalized) book and ran with it. Other than that I love that film.

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@CRGDVD said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The Sandlot
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
Fever Pitch (don't hate)
Bad News Bears (Original)

Documentary for Fastball, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Catching Hell and Baseball A Ken Burns Film are all incredible.

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

I love 98% of Ken Burns Baseball, but I have to say Ty Cobb got shafted due to Burns not doing the necessary research to paint Cobb in a more objective light. He just took Al Stump's (highly fictionalized) book and ran with it. Other than that I love that film.

Yeah, that is true but it was very interesting regardless. I learned sooo much

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@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@CRGDVD said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The Sandlot
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
Fever Pitch (don't hate)
Bad News Bears (Original)

Documentary for Fastball, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Catching Hell and Baseball A Ken Burns Film are all incredible.

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

I love 98% of Ken Burns Baseball, but I have to say Ty Cobb got shafted due to Burns not doing the necessary research to paint Cobb in a more objective light. He just took Al Stump's (highly fictionalized) book and ran with it. Other than that I love that film.

Yeah, that is true but it was very interesting regardless. I learned sooo much

It really is great at putting you right there in so many of those great, historic moments.

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Field of dreams
Major league
The natural
Baseball documentary by Ken burns

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@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

Fever Pitch is a romantic comedy with baseball as a background mechanic. It is actually a remake of a film from the UK which has the same premise but about soccer.

The other fun fact about the US version of Fever Pitch is they actually had the film 100% complete but ended up filming parts of the end because of the Red Sox unpredictable World Series run in 2004.

Ken Burn's Baseball is incredible for anyone wanting a real history lesson on baseball.

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@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

Fever Pitch is a romantic comedy with baseball as a background mechanic. It is actually a remake of a film from the UK which has the same premise but about soccer.

The other fun fact about the US version of Fever Pitch is they actually had the film 100% complete but ended up filming parts of the end because of the Red Sox unpredictable World Series run in 2004.

Oh...now that is a must watch lol! I'll continue to watch any Red Sox Moments while they suck this year lol

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61 and 42.

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@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The Sandlot
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
Fever Pitch (don't hate)
Bad News Bears (Original)

Documentary for Fastball, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Catching Hell and Baseball A Ken Burns Film are all incredible.

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

Fever Pitch is a blast, you'll love it

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The Sandlot
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
Fever Pitch (don't hate)
Bad News Bears (Original)

Documentary for Fastball, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Catching Hell and Baseball A Ken Burns Film are all incredible.

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

Fever Pitch is a blast, you'll love it

I’ll remember to watch it the next time I have a family night

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@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The other fun fact about the US version of Fever Pitch is they actually had the film 100% complete but ended up filming parts of the end because of the Red Sox unpredictable World Series run in 2004.

Another semi-related fun fact: (14 year old LOST spoilers incoming)

The Others showed Jack a clip of the final out to prove they had contact with the outside world. But if the clip had run just a few seconds longer, the broadcast would have included a shot of Fallon and Barrymore celebrating on the field. at which point Jack would have dismissed the clip as fake.

Can't recommend Burn's Baseball enough. I re-watch it at least once every couple of years. They should have created a new category at the Emmys just so they could have an excuse to give Buck O'Neil some sort of award.

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@CRGDVD said in Favorite baseball movie:

I love 98% of Ken Burns Baseball, but I have to say Ty Cobb got shafted due to Burns not doing the necessary research to paint Cobb in a more objective light. He just took Al Stump's (highly fictionalized) book and ran with it. Other than that I love that film.

The entire series was built with Jackie Robinson as the fulcrum. If that's the narrative you're running with, there's no place to show Cobb in any sort of good light.

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The Natural

I cant not tear up when the lightning strikes right before a bleeding Roy Hobbs crushes that pitch into the light array.....

As the ball flies in slow -mo and you hear the announcer in the background going crazy....and then that score comes in....

It hits me in the soul.

Its perfect.

Otherwise, Major League is just so quotable, its a classic.

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@SaveFarris said in Favorite baseball movie:

@CRGDVD said in Favorite baseball movie:

I love 98% of Ken Burns Baseball, but I have to say Ty Cobb got shafted due to Burns not doing the necessary research to paint Cobb in a more objective light. He just took Al Stump's (highly fictionalized) book and ran with it. Other than that I love that film.

The entire series was built with Jackie Robinson as the fulcrum. If that's the narrative you're running with, there's no place to show Cobb in any sort of good light.

Cobb didn't have to be shown in a "good" light. Just an accurate one. Example: there are quotes from Cobb in Charles Leerhsen's book that show Cobb advocating for the integration of baseball. Yet in Burns documentary he accuses Cobb of "deploring the integration of the game," which is a complete falsehood.

Again, Burns just heard what he wanted to hear about Cobb and decided to weave it into his narrative which, yes, Robinson was the crux of. But you can't tell the story of the history of baseball without telling the story of Ty Cobb, so he should have at least tried to tell it as accurately as possible.

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@allmustfall16 said in Favorite baseball movie:

61 and 42.

There is a different thread where you share your RS record. I believe it's on the DD Forum.

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Does BASEketball count?? 🤣

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@JR3318 said in Favorite baseball movie:

Does BASEketball count?? 🤣

Hmmmmmmmm. NO! 😁

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Can't pick just one!

  1. The Sandlot
  2. The Natural
  3. Major League
  4. 61*
  5. Rookie of the Year
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@Breadsticks21221 said in Favorite baseball movie:

@Collin_SDS said in Favorite baseball movie:

The Sandlot
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
Fever Pitch (don't hate)
Bad News Bears (Original)

Documentary for Fastball, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Catching Hell and Baseball A Ken Burns Film are all incredible.

Ken Burns has to be the best documentary! I have never watched Fever Pitch but I’ll give it a try for sure

Agree with Ken Burns

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@samguenther1987 said in Favorite baseball movie:

I also can't believe no one has mentioned bang the drum slowly seeing as it deserves a spot among the best baseball movie

Interesting