View Full Version : Were the Indians in the movie Major League based on the 1977 Sox?

12-15-2004, 11:52 AM

The Indians’ plotline in the movie may have been based on any number of teams, but my guess is that they parodied either the “Cardiac Kids” (1967 Boston Red Sox), the “Miracle Mets” (1969), or the “South Side Hitmen” (1977 Chicago White Sox). Although the ‘77 White Sox did not win their division, they did contend unexpectedly after finding themselves on the brink of extinction two years earlier.

It certainly is an interesting thought.