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Rockabilly
11-22-2007, 12:52 PM
Mine are

Field Of Dreams
Eight Men Out
Monty Stratton Story
Pride Of The Yankees
A League Of Their Own

cnw8052
11-22-2007, 01:36 PM
1. Field of Dreams
2. The Natural
3. The Sandlot
4. Major League
5. A League of Their Own.

CWSpalehoseCWS
11-22-2007, 02:11 PM
1. Eight Men Out
2. Field of Dreams
3. 61*
4. Major League
5. Sandlot

LITTLE NELL
11-22-2007, 02:30 PM
Eight men out
The Natural
Pride of the Yankees
Damn Yankees
Mr. Baseball

TornLabrum
11-22-2007, 03:26 PM
Pride of the Yankees
The Natural
Bull Durham
Major League
A League of Their Own/Eight Men Out (tie)

The Thomenator
11-22-2007, 03:53 PM
1. The Natural
2. Field of Dreams
3. Sandlot
4. Major League
5. 61*

QCIASOXFAN
11-22-2007, 04:36 PM
Pride of the Yankees
The Natural
Bull Durham
Major League
A League of Their Own/Eight Men Out (tie)
I'm pretty surprised it took 5 posts for someone to mention Bull Durham...

Field Of Dreams
Bull Durham
Major League
Eight Men Out
The Natural

sox1970
11-22-2007, 05:00 PM
Field of Dreams
Long Gone
Bull Durham
Eight Men Out
61*

MDF3530
11-22-2007, 05:16 PM
Pride Of The Yankees
Eight Men Out
Major League
Bull Durham
The Natural

RKMeibalane
11-22-2007, 05:27 PM
The Sandlot
Bull Durham
Major League
Pride of the Yankees
For the Love of the Game

twentywontowin
11-22-2007, 05:37 PM
Field of Dreams
Bull Durham
The Sandlot
For the Love of the Game
Major League

ws05champs
11-22-2007, 05:44 PM
Bull Durham
The Natural
61*
Field of Dreams
Damn Yankees
A League Of Their Own (Especially for giving us the line "There is no crying in baseball!")

Standing Ovation
11-22-2007, 06:14 PM
1. The Bad News Bears
2. The Natural
3. Field of Dreams
4. The Sandlot
5. Bull Durham
6. Rookie of the Year

QCIASOXFAN
11-22-2007, 06:15 PM
1. The Bad News Bears

The Billy Bob version?

Lip Man 1
11-22-2007, 06:47 PM
In no particular order:

Bull Durham
The Natural
Eight Men Out
Angels In The Outfield (the 1951 version)
It Happens Every Spring

Lip

Railsplitter
11-22-2007, 07:51 PM
5. Mr Baseball
4. A League of Thier Own
3. The Bad News Bears (1976)
2. Bull Durham
1. The Natural

Standing Ovation
11-22-2007, 08:44 PM
The Billy Bob version?

Haven't seen that one.

areilly
11-22-2007, 11:39 PM
The Natural
Eight Men Out
Bull Durham
Major League
A League of Their Own

FedEx227
11-22-2007, 11:40 PM
In no order

Eight Men Out
Major League
Bull Durham
61*
The Sandlot

thomas35forever
11-22-2007, 11:47 PM
Field of Dreams
Major League
Major League II
Eight Men Out
The Sandlot

tick53
11-23-2007, 08:25 AM
The Natural
Fear Strikes Out
The Stratton Story
Eight Men Out
A League Of There Own

fusillirob1983
11-23-2007, 10:38 AM
1. The Sandlot
2. A League of their Own
3. Field of Dreams
4. Eight Men Out
5. Mr. Baseball

jenn2080
11-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Field of Dreams
Eight Men Out
61*
League of Their Own
For the Love of the Game

Mr.1Dog
11-23-2007, 11:25 AM
1. The Sandlot
2. A League of their Own
3. Field of Dreams
4. Mr. Baseball
5. Eight Men Out

TomBradley72
11-23-2007, 11:53 AM
The Natural
Bull Durham
Bang the Drum Slowly
Pastime
Field of Dreams"I would have liked to have had that chance. Just once. To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag. That's my wish, Ray Kinsella. That's my wish."

Juice16
11-23-2007, 12:28 PM
1. The Natural
2. Field of Dreams
3. 61*
4. Major League
5. Pride of the Yankees

Brian26
11-23-2007, 01:00 PM
For the Love of the Game
Field of Dreams
Bad News Bears
Bull Durham
Fever Pitch (shut up, it was a good movie)

TomBradley72
11-23-2007, 01:18 PM
Fever Pitch (shut up, it was a good movie)

:kneeslap:

thegooch
11-23-2007, 02:05 PM
Bull Durham
Field of Dreams
Eight Men Out
Bad News Bears
The Sandlot

thomas35forever
11-23-2007, 04:06 PM
Here's one I should have mentioned: the 1951 version of Angels in the Outfield.

Fenway
11-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Fever Pitch :D:

Field of Dreams
8 Men Out
Bull Durham
The Natural
Bang The Drum Slowly

SoxGirl4Life
11-23-2007, 04:46 PM
Bull Durham
Major League
Field of Dreams
A League of their Own
The Natural

TDog
11-23-2007, 09:33 PM
... Pastime ...

It's nice to know I'm not the only person to have seen and enjoyed that movie. The ending makes it worth watching for any White Sox fan.

As a fan of the Bernard Malamud novel, I didn't really like The Natural. I found the ridiculous changes in the story, with Robert Redford playing a two-dimensional cartoon hero based on a three-dimensional character from literature, too irritating to make the movie enjoyable.

PalehosePlanet
11-23-2007, 11:43 PM
I never saw Pastime, but apparently need to check it out. As of now top 5 are:

Eight Men Out
The Stratton story
Long Gone
The Natural
Field of Dreams

Honoramble mention to Bull Durham, Sandlot and Bang The Drum Slowly

ViPeRx007
11-24-2007, 01:39 PM
1. Field of Dreams
2. Sandlot
3. Major League
4. Bad News Bears (the original)
5. The Natural

DumpJerry
11-24-2007, 02:54 PM
Mr. 3000

Nothing else comes close.

Shoeless_Jeff
11-25-2007, 09:12 AM
Summer Catch starring Freddie Prinze, Jr.

I have nothing to add that hasn't already been said. What I will say is that the whole baseball scene towards The Naked Gun is among of the funniest moments in film that I can recall.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RCyqd5erbl4

johnr1note
11-25-2007, 10:42 AM
Most baseball movies don't appeal to me.

The popular ones based on novels ("Field of Dreams," "The Natural," "For the Love of the Game" "Bang the Drum Slowly") never panned out for me because I had read all the books first and loved the novels, and the movies took such liberties with the plot lines that it was almost offensive (particularly with "The Natural"). "Eight Men Out" was OK, but to do the subject justice, it needed to be about 6 hours long. Even movies like "The Stratton Story" and "Pride of the Yankees," while enjoyable, are so over sentimentalized I can't get into them. Baseball history is a sacred thing to me, and when Hollywood whitewashes the subject, well, we might as well be watching a sitcom on TV.
Here is my top 5, in no particular order:

1. "When it Was a Game" -- a documentary about ML baseball as seen through the home movie cameras of players and fans. Makes Ken Burns' film series seem irrelevant.

2. "Soul of the Game" A dramatization of life in Negro League baseball, with a focus on Satchell Paige's unsuccessful effort to be the first player to cross the color line. This is a much better dramatization of baseball history than "Eight men out."

3. "Pastime" is a film about a washed up pitcher in his 40s who is still pitching minor league ball, and takes a shy African American kid with electric stuff and takes him under his wing to live out his major league dreams. The ending is a bit bizarre and melodramatic, but I think this is one of the best pure baseball movies ever made, as it realistically portrays what it is like to play minor league ball. Several retired major leaguers make cameos.

4. "Nos Amours" a documentary about the history of the Montreal Expos, and the failed efforts of fans, politicians, and former players (the focus is on "Spaceman" Bill Lee) to save that team from relocating to Washington. Considering that during my lifetime, we almost lost the White Sox not once, but twice, this is a very interesting and sobering film.

5. "Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" Probably the best baseball bio film and a great documentary, the focus is not on Greenberg as a ballplayer, but on the antisemitism he endured, and what his celebrity meant to the Jewish community in America.

Honorable mention:

"It Happens Every Spring" Yes, a sentimental and sappy story, but I like this one because the MLB team focused on is the Browns -- its interesting from a baseball history perspective.

"The Rookie" Despite its flaws, I thought the baseball portrayed at each of the high school, minor league, and MLB levels was authentic.

"The Kid from Left Field" I was always excited about the made for TV remake from the 1970s starring Gary Coleman and focusing on the San Diego Padres (instead of the Pirates, as the original film had focused on), because the team the Padres played in the world series was ....the WHITE SOX!!

PKalltheway
11-25-2007, 02:15 PM
In no order

Field of Dreams
Cobb
61*
The Sandlot
The Rookie

TDog
11-26-2007, 04:23 AM
...

"The Kid from Left Field" I was always excited about the made for TV remake from the 1970s starring Gary Coleman and focusing on the San Diego Padres (instead of the Pirates, as the original film had focused on), because the team the Padres played in the world series was ....the WHITE SOX!!

The White Sox played the Astros in 1977's made-for-TV thriller Murder at the World Series.

TommyJohn
11-26-2007, 08:38 AM
The White Sox played the Astros in 1977's made-for-TV thriller Murder at the World Series.

I remember that movie, it was the Oakland A's.

spawn
11-26-2007, 09:59 AM
1. The Natural
2. Field of Dreams
3. Bull Durham
4. Major League
5. Eight Men Out

skottyj242
11-26-2007, 10:36 AM
Field of Dreams is way overrated. I thought it was kind of stupid.
The Natural. I didn't really understand it, he gets shot at the beginning then he's bleeding again? I didn't get it.

Give me in no particular order:

*61
Major League
Little Big League (It's one of my guilty pleasures on cable)
The Sandlot
Major League II

Best Ever: Baseketball.

Frontman
12-22-2007, 09:55 PM
Field of Dreams. (as someone who played so very little baseball as a kid, and never had a single game of catch with my Dad; the final moments of the film make me cry.) It was just on, and yeah; I got choked up again. Plus that speech of James Earl Jones about baseball as a part of our nation's soul is just compelling.

The Natural (A film involving baseball and pulling upon the legend of King Arthur. Neat film.) skottyj242, that's why he started bleeding again. In some tellings of Arthurian legend, Arthur suffered a wound that was re-opened in his final battle. (In other versions, it was Lancelot who suffered the wound.)

A League of their Own as just a funny movie.

Beyond that? I usually don't find them that enjoyable. I did enjoy "The Bronx is Burning" this past summer, as I felt it was well done. (Although the Son of Sam stuff didn't feel as though it belonged in the story.)

Bucky F. Dent
12-23-2007, 08:16 AM
The Natural
Eight Men Out
Bull Durham
Field of Dreams
61*

tick53
12-23-2007, 11:32 AM
Mine are

Field Of Dreams
Eight Men Out
Monty Stratton Story
Pride Of The Yankees
A League Of Their Own

Mine are pretty much the same as your except I'm substituting the Pride Of The Yankees for The Natural.

laxtonto
12-23-2007, 02:19 PM
I recieved the book of the natural from my gf as an early christmas present yesterday. After reading a small sample size it already seems an excellent read. I have a 3 1/2 hour train trip this evening so hopefully ill be able to compare

Ranger
12-23-2007, 04:08 PM
Field of Dreams is way overrated. I thought it was kind of stupid.
The Natural. I didn't really understand it, he gets shot at the beginning then he's bleeding again? I didn't get it.

Give me in no particular order:

*61
Major League
Little Big League (It's one of my guilty pleasures on cable)
The Sandlot
Major League II

Best Ever: Baseketball.


Don't like Field of Dreams but Major League II is in your top 5? Major League II??? Now that you mention it, "Dad, you wanna have a catch?" isn't as good as "you're standing on the tracks and the train's coming through." Opinions vary, I guess.

Roy Hobbs gets shot. The bullet lodged in his stomach and years later begins to erode the lining. He has surgery to remove the bullet and is told not to play again but he does anyway, and the incisions from the surgery begin to bleed. Hence the bleeding.

I'm also very glad to see Long Gone make a couple of lists here. Never thought anyone but me had seen it.

Major League
Field of Dreams
Long Gone
The Natural
A League of thier Own (didn't want to put this up here, but Tom Hanks is way too good in this movie)


I thought Eight Men Out could've been a whole lot better. Little Big League I like for some reason. Can you believe I've never seen Bull Durham all the way through? I'm embarrassed. Guess I shouldn't have made fun of skotty.

ShoelessJoeS
12-23-2007, 05:20 PM
1. Field of Dreams
2. The Sandlot
3. A League of Their Own
4. Major League
5. The Natural

gogosox16
12-23-2007, 05:56 PM
1. Field of Dreams
2. The Sandlot
3. A League of Their Own
4. Major League
5. The Natural
gotta show some love for Angels in the Outfield. :D:

naw my in the same

manders_01
12-24-2007, 05:16 PM
In no order:

The Rookie
A League of Their Own
The Sandlot
Major League
Fever Pitch (As Brian26 said, no comments :tongue:)

mcp5185
12-25-2007, 06:46 AM
In no order:

Field of Dreams
The Sandlot
Major League
A League of Their Own
61*

goofymsfan
12-25-2007, 08:33 AM
I can never pick just five for my favorites. I might be able to pick my three least favorites, but I like just about all baseball movies. Yes I know some are a bit cheesy, but I don't care!

Least Favorites:

The Fan (freaked me out for months and caused me to stop getting autographs for a while)
Sandlot 2 (not even a grain of the original)
BaseketBall (sorry Skotty, I just didn't like it)

TommyJohn
12-25-2007, 09:36 AM
Field of Dreams
The Natural
Major League
The Stratton Story
Pride of the Yankees

I also like For The Love of the Game, Pastime, Bull Durham

Sox
12-25-2007, 04:21 PM
Field of Dreams

For the Love of the Game

61

Bang the Drum slowly

The Natural

:supernana::supernana::supernana::supernana::super nana:

Jerome
12-26-2007, 01:56 AM
I don't watch many baseball movies. That Costner one was on and it was so corny I had to shut it off. Angels In The Outfield with Danny Glover and Christopher Lloyd and Tony Danza is pretty hilarious though if you appreciate the bad 90s kids movies of my childhood.

Sandlot is the best though! I wasn't really impressed by Field of Dreams. Still have to see Eight Men Out. I also really liked this old one where a pitcher invents a magical serum that makes the ball repel wood, thus batters can't hit him.

Save McCuddy's
01-07-2008, 06:51 PM
1. Long Gone -- Miss Dixie Lee Box: priceless
2. Bad News Bears (Mathau)
3. Bull Durham
4. The Natural
5. Brewster's Millions

AngryCollins
01-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Disorderlies

bigsoxfan420
01-09-2008, 01:46 PM
1. Field of Dreams (I always shed a tear)
2. Major League
3. A League of Their Own
4. The Sandlot
5. Bull Durham

Foulke You
01-09-2008, 01:50 PM
1. The Natural
2. Field of Dreams
3. 61*
4. Brewster's Millions
5. Major League

chisox77
01-09-2008, 10:53 PM
The Natural (Loved it when Hobbs whiffed the "Whammer")
Major League (Hilarious every time I see it)
Field of Dreams (Featuring our very own Shoeless Joe and the Palehose)
Eight Men Out (Great Cast)
Fear Strikes Out (Anything involving Jimmy Piersall's life is entertaining and interesting, and a bit sad)


:cool:

Tragg
01-10-2008, 04:41 PM
1)The Natural
2)Pride of the Yankees
3)Long Gone
4)Brewster's Millions
5)The Naked Gun

The real #1 is the episode of Mr Ed in which he calls Leo Durocher, gives him a tip to help Willie Davis' swing, then hits a home run off of Sandy Koufax.

batmanZoSo
01-10-2008, 04:44 PM
Major League 3: Back 2 tha minors
Ed
Summer Catch
Fever Pitch
Summer Pitch
Fever Catch

Field of Dreams

mjharrison72
01-10-2008, 07:59 PM
No votes at all for Tiger Town (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086439/)?
Guess I'm a sucker for Roy Scheider.

JGarlandrules20
01-10-2008, 08:08 PM
-The Sandlot
-A League Of Their Own
-Field Of Dreams
-The Rookie
-Rookie Of The Year

cards press box
01-11-2008, 06:35 PM
1. Bang The Drum Slowly

2. Farewell, My Lovely
(The Robert Mitchum version and, yes, there is an important baseball theme running through the film.)

3. Field of Dreams
(Here's a good trivia question -- name the two White Sox who appear in this film.)

4. Pastime

5. Fear Strikes Out

Southsider101
01-11-2008, 08:36 PM
1. Eight Men Out

2. Bingo Long's Traveling All Stars

3. The Natural

4. 61*

5. Bad News Bears (the Walter Matthau version)

sox1970
01-11-2008, 08:43 PM
3. Field of Dreams
(Here's a good trivia question -- name the two White Sox who appear in this film.)


Ricky Horton was the pitcher.

cards press box
01-11-2008, 09:15 PM
Ricky Horton was the pitcher.

Absolutely correct. That was the difficult one. Anyone know the other player?

WhiteSox Brad
01-12-2008, 07:51 AM
1. Ken Burns' "Baseball" (do documentaries count? This one was awesome!)
2. The Sandlot (kids and I love this one)
3. Field of Dreams
4. Bull Durham
5. Eight Men Out

sox1970
01-12-2008, 10:22 AM
Absolutely correct. That was the difficult one. Anyone know the other player?

Fisk?

cards press box
01-12-2008, 10:27 AM
Fisk?

Yes.

sox1970
01-12-2008, 10:28 AM
Yes.

I rule.