July 30, 2020-
Miss those days of playing baseball with your team. Here are some movies to watch if you are a fan of the game.
Field of Dreams
All was going well for the Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella until a mysterious voice tells him to rebuild his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He obeys the voice’s direction and builds the playground. What he didn’t know that it was actually for the spirits of deceased ballplayers to turn up and play.
This movie is about the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and how he successfully put together a baseball team on a tight budget. His secret was employing computer-generated analysis to help him find the right players for the draft.
A League of Their Own
The second World War depleted the stock of young athletic men. So, publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey decides to fund a professional all-female baseball league. The team is coached by the grumpy Jimmy Dugan played by Tom Hanks and consists of competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell.
During the summer of 1962, A young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team decide to take a new kid under their wing. The result is some of the most fun-filled adventures of all time.
In order to help the up and coming pitcher “Nuke” Laloosh, a minor league named Durham Bulls decides to bring in veteran catcher Crash Davis. However, things didn’t go according to plan and they started off on a rocky start. Add fuel to the fire, it becomes more complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy set sights on both men.
This iconic movie is about the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson who joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the baseball’s color barrier in major leagues. The movie centers around the general manager of the Dodgers, Branch Rickey. The MLB executive signed Robinson first to the minors and then helped build his baseball career up.
Set in the year 1961, the movie looks into Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle-two talented player, who played for the New York Yankees. While Mantle was loved by everyone, Maris was hated universally. Now, both of them is a race to get the 60th home run first. Who will succeed? You will have to stream to find out.