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  • Your favorite Baseball movie.

    The Field of Dreams game had me thinking about other National Pastime movies.
    What is your favorite.

    I just put on the DVD of my favorite, "Bang The Drum Slowly" starring Robert De Niro. Sad story but the acting is oustanding especially Michael Moriarty as star pitcher Henry Wiggen and Vincent Gardenia as manager Dutch Schnell and of course there is TEGWAR.
    Last edited by LITTLE NELL; 09-02-2021, 07:58 PM.
    Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.

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    Despite it being about the Indians, I enjoy Major League. It is an iconic movie for many people my age. I also enjoy the Tom Selleck vehicle "Mr. Baseball".
    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
    -- Thucydides

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    • #3
      I don't have 1 favorite baseball movie. A few I like are For Love of The Game and Field of Dreams, both staring Kevin Kostner, the aforementioned Major League, Little Big league, The Rookie and The Natural

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      • #4
        Probably League of their Own, but The Natural was one I enjoyed and of course Major League.
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        • #5
          The Sandlot, FTW.
          My man Vincent says:

          "Gogh Gogh White Sox!"

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          • #6
            Major League.

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            • #7
              The Natural. The movie was great. The book (written by Bernard Malamud) was even better

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                • #9
                  "Bang the Drum Slowly" and a lesser know "Pastime" are two that deserve an mention
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StanBahnsen72 View Post
                    "Bang the Drum Slowly" and a lesser know "Pastime" are two that deserve an mention
                    After the end of the 1990 season and old Comiskey was closed for good, I saw a blurb in the paper that if you missed out on getting out to see old Comiskey that year, that you had one last chance to enter her hallowed grounds, as a movie shoot was happening that weekend. They were looking for crowd extras to fill up some seats to make the stands look full for the scenes they were shooting.

                    There was no pay involved, but they were gonna feed you lunch and you got to hang out for a few hours in old Comiskey Park. I told a couple friends from the old neighborhood and we went down and spent the better part of the day moving from one section of the ballpark to the next, and generally had a great time being in the ballpark one last time. The movie being shot there……Pastime.

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                    • #11
                      Major League.
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                      "I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)

                      "We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell

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                      • #12
                        I would agree with Bang the Drum Slowly. Was a kid when I saw it, and it had deep impact. Bull Durham captured the feeling of being in an actual dugout more than any for me. The Rookie was surprisingly and effectively heavy in places.

                        My high school coach, also the senior AP English teacher, only handed me one book to read, Malamud's The Natural. I couldn't forgive changing a tragedy into a hero's epic, no matter how well done. I since have mellowed a little on that.
                        Last edited by KenBerryGrab; 09-08-2021, 03:21 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Bingo Long's Traveling All Stars and Dixie Motor Kings.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SOX ADDICT '73 View Post
                            The Sandlot, FTW.
                            I love that movie. Reminded me so much a field my dad and a bunch of other dads cleared out for us and we played baseball there all of the time. It even had a JUNKYARD in back of it and the guys in the junkyard would throw our baseballs back when we hit a ball out. We called it "RUSTY FIELD" There was no "Hercules" guarding the junkyard

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