Baseball at the Movies – My Top 5 Favorites

I asked my Twitter friends to share their favorite baseball movie. Here’s just a small sampling of their great responses.


*“Angels in the Outfield” is a terrific remake of a 1951 version of the same name. I recommend checking out the original as well, it’s wonderful.

The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Season of Justin Turner

*I’ve never seen “The Fan” so it’s going on my list.

There were many other great movies listed, “The Natural”, “Major League 1 & 2”, “A League of Their Own”, “Eight Men Out”, “Moneyball” and “42” to name a few. All great choices.

I think the overwhelming consensus is everyone loves “The Sandlot”  and, of course, Wendy Peffercorn.

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The charm and staying power of this movie is simply that it’s a spot-on glimpse into many of our childhoods. If you haven’t seen it, all I can say is…

“You’re killing me, Smalls!

Because you’ve never seen it, you won’t get the reference. We can’t be friends until you see it.

So, on the next off day or during the rapidly approaching off-season (Late October Dodger fans!) you can re-watch an old favorite or check out something new. You can find a whole checklist of baseball movies at Baseball Almanac. I’m a classic movie buff and I highly recommend you check out some of the films made in the 1940’s and 1950’s. One of my personal favorites, “Pride of the Yankees”, the Lou Gehrig story, which made my list, is a good place to start.

To sum up, you need never be without baseball when there are so many great baseball movies out there to enjoy.

“Man, this is baseball, you gotta stop thinking! Just have fun.” ~ Benny Rodriquez, The Sandlot (1993)

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Jody Wahl

Jody was born and raised in Southern California. She currently splits her time between CA and CO. She has been a true blue Dodger fan since birth. She also roots heartily for the LA Kings and the Green Bay Packers. Jody firmly believes the NL should not adopt the DH. Let 'em hit.

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