Baseball

Baseball being my favorite sport and pastime, I have never actually done a baseball marathon, so I thought the time was ripe for such an occasion. I have collected 56 titles for this marathon, some of which I have seen, and others I have not. I am very excited to work my way through this great list of movies and spend even more time with the sport I love. It will probably be a gradual marathon, which I plan on working through chronologically and christening with Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary mini-series.

  1. The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood, 1942)
  2. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Busby Berkeley, 1949)
  3. The Stratton Story (Sam Wood, 1949)
  4. It Happens Every Spring (Lloyd Bacon, 1949)
  5. The Jackie Robinson Story (Alfred E. Green, 1950)
  6. Kill the Umpire (Lloyd Bacon, 1950)
  7. Angels in the Outfield (Clarence Brown, 1951)
  8. The Pride of St. Louis (Harmon Jones, 1952)
  9. The Kid From Left Field (Harmon Jones, 1953)
  10. I Will Buy You (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)
  11. Fear Strikes Out (Robert Mulligan, 1957)
  12. Damn Yankees! (George Abbott & Stanley Donen, 1958)
  13. Safe at Home! (Walter Doniger, 1962)
  14. Bang the Drum Slowly (John D. Hancock, 1973)
  15. The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie, 1976)
  16. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (John Badham,1976)
  17. The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (Michael Pressman, 1977)
  18. The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (John Berry, 1978)
  19. The Natural (Barry Levinson, 1984)
  20. The Slugger’s Wife (Hal Ashby, 1985)
  21. Long Gone (Martin Davidson, 1987)
  22. Bull Durham (Ron Shelton, 1988)
  23. Eight Men Out (John Sayles, 1988)
  24. Major League (David S. Ward, 1989)
  25. Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robinson, 1989)
  26. The Babe (Arthur Hiller, 1992)
  27. A League of Their Own (Penny Marshall, 1992)
  28. Mr. Baseball (Fred Schepisi, 1992)
  29. The Sandlot (David M. Evans, 1993)
  30. Rookie of the Year (Daniel Stern, 1993)
  31. Major League II (David S. Ward, 1994)
  32. Little Big League (Andrew Scheinman, 1994)
  33. Angels in the Outfield (William Dear, 1994)
  34. The Scout (Michael Ritchie, 1994)
  35. Cobb (Ron Shelton, 1994)
  36. Soul of the Game (Kevin Rodney Sullivan, 1996)
  37. The Fan (Tony Scott, 1996)
  38. Major League: Back to the Minors (John Warren, 1998)
  39. For Love of the Game (Sam Raimi, 1999)
  40. 61* (Billy Crystal, 2001)
  41. Hardball (Brian Robbins, 2001)
  42. The Rookie (John Lee Hancock, 2002)
  43. Battlefield Baseball (Yudai Yamaguchi, 2003)
  44. Mr. 3000 (Charles Stone III, 2004)
  45. Game 6 (Michael Hoffman, 2005)
  46. Fever Pitch (Bobby & Peter Farrelly, 2005)
  47. The Sandlot 2 (David M. Evans, 2005)
  48. Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater, 2005)
  49. The Sandlot: Heading Home (William Dear, 2007)
  50. Sugar (Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, 2008)
  51. The Perfect Game (William Dear, 2009)
  52. Moneyball (Bennett Miller, 2011)
  53. Trouble with the Curve (Robert Lorenz, 2012)
  54. 42 (Brian Helgeland, 2013)
  55. Million Dollar Arm (Craig Gillespie, 2014)
  56. Baseball (Ken Burns, 1994)

Supplemental

  1. Alibi Ike (Ray Enright, 1935)
  2. It Happened in Flatbush (Ray McCarey, 1942)
  3. The Winning Team (Lewis Seiler, 1952)
  4. Fastball (Jonathan Hock, 2016)
  5. The Phenom (Noah Buschel, 2016)