In honor of Opening Day, we now present to you…
The Schleicher Spin’s Guide to the Best Baseball Films:
*In the Outfield:
Left Field –
Cobb (1994) – This biopic did not fare well upon release. However, Tommy Lee Jones gives an Oscar-worthy performance in a film not about baseball but instead about one of the meanest SOB’s to ever live – who just also happened to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It makes for a fascinating character study.
Center Field –
Are you Madonna? There's no Madonnas in baseball!
A League of Their Own (1992) – This excellent ensemble drama and family film teaches history while preaching about girl power. Any young player of the game can find much to be inspired by here.
Right Field –
The Sandlot (1993) – This is another kid’s favorite that celebrates the joy of the game and endless summers running amuck in the neighborhood. Continue reading