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Top Sports Movies to Watch While Stuck at Home -- Baseball Edition

03/24/2020, 12:00pm CDT
By Colton Wilson

Governor Tony Evers announced his safer-at home order early Monday via his Twitter account, which will mean the closing of many businesses across the state that don't provide essential services.

With many more Wisconsinites about to find themselves spending their times at home, entertainment may be hard to come by. For those lovers of all things sports, sport movies can be a great substitute for the lack of live action we are accustomed to at this time of the year.

This week we'll be releasing a series of articles with top rated sports category movies according to other media sites.

Check out yesterday's list of basketball movies.

Best Baseball Movies

Baseball season's opening day was set to take place two days from now on March 26. Unfortunately we don't know when or if the season will be back. Take a look at these movie suggestions to fulfill all of your baseball needs.'s Best Baseball Movies of All Time.

Bull Durham (1988)

Long time minor leaguer Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) has to mold the young great pitching prospect Ebby Calbin Laloosh (Tim Robbins) all while playing for the Durham Bulls mediocre baseball team.

The Sandlot (1993)

"You play ball like a girl!" "You're killin' me, Smalls!" "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." All these quotes and more are the reason why this movie about a group of kids enjoying the summer is one of the best. Also, who didn't want a pair of the PF Flyers?

Field of Dreams (1989)

Kevin Costner makes another appearance on this list in an all-time classic. "If you build it, they will come" sees an Iowa cornfield transformed into a baseball field. Shoeless Joe Jackson and the rest of the 1919 Black Sox lace them up one last time in this story about the love of baseball.

Major League (1989)

This list is filled with all-time classics as Major League is the next in that line of movies. A comedy that sees Wild Thing (Charlie Sheen) and an old man catcher (Tom Berenger) keep the Cleveland Indians from moving to Miami. A group of misfits come together en route to success on the diamond.

A League of Their Own (1992)

World War II leads to a formation of an all-woman's professional baseball league. Drunkard Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) struggles to manage his alcohol and the team as Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) becomes a star.

Everybody Wants Some (2016)

If Dazed and Confused is up your alley, Everybody Wants Some is a must watch. Possibly the most unknown film on this list, it focuses more on a group of college athletes and their antics as opposed to the pureness of baseball.

Moneyball (2011)

Based on the true story of Billy Beane and his assembly of the Oakland Athletics, Moneyball showed a glimpse into the future of baseball; one that relies on numbers and analytics more than it ever had.

The Natural (1984)

One of the better underdog stories, Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) sees his major league dream come true 16 years after it should have. His "natural" talent leads the New York Knights from the cellar of the league.

Eight Men Out (1988)

Based on the true story of the 'Black Sox' scandal, this movie tells the story of how 1919 Chicago White Sox purposely lost the World Series in order for a big pay out, making up for their lowly wages.

The Bad News Bears (1976)

Not the Billy Bob Thornton remake, the original is a hilarious time, beginning to end. Morris Buttermake (Walter Mathau) is a grumpy, drunk, pro baseball hopeful, who takes on the coaching responsibility of a Little League team. Watch how a group of misfits and their ace pitcher Amanda Whurlizer take the league by storm.

Others to Watch

Some other favorites that didn't quite make the list are:

  • 61
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Fever Pitch
  • Mr. 3000
  • Rookie of the Year
  • The Rookie
  • 42

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