It is time to watch those great movies from the past in anticipation for Opening Day. For me, March 31st, Opening Day in St Louis is a great tradition. The Clydesdales, the organ pounding, the crowd loving every player and of course the Old Timers show up and this year Stan Musial is still around for us to see and cheer.
What movies do you like that are about baseball ? Here is my Top Ten baseball movies.
10.) The Rookie – The real-life story of Jim Morris, a high school science teacher and baseball coach who, as a 37 year old, motivated his team by telling them he would go to a major league tryout if his team won the state tournament.
9.) Little Big League – The Twins owner passes away, so his 12 year old grandson takes over the team.
8.)Benchwarmers – I like comedies.
7.) A League of Their Own – The story of the war-time All American Girls Professional Baseball League. ”There’s no crying in baseball.”
6.) Soul of the Game – As Branch Rickey was trying to find the right player to be the first African American player in Major League Baseball.
5.) Eight Men Out – The story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
4.) For Love of the Game – Kevin Costner plays an aging righty who has a decision to make. Should he be traded away from his Tigers team after an illustrious career, or should he retire into the sunset.
3.) Major League – Again, I like laughing, and Major League provides lots of them.
2.) Bull Durham – Kevin Costner plays long time minor league catcher Crash Davis.
1.) Field of Dreams – Costner plays a farmer from Iowa who hears voices in his corn field that tell him to build a baseball field.
9 days until I am at Spirng Training.
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