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  • Half-Empty: What Are Your Choices For Worst Baseball Movie?

    I really enjoyed the thread on favorite baseball movies.

    I thought it might be a good mental exercise, and opinion-getter to have you guys to list your least favorite baseball flicks?

    Care to opine?

  • #2
    That Babe Ruth movie with John Goodman...what a huge waste, and an insult to the Babe and all fans.
    "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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    • #3
      I'm uncertain whether "BASEketball" qualifies as a baseball movie or even as a movie (it may have been created as some unspeakable torture technique), but it certainly falls into the unwatchable category (it would have to improve two-fold to reach the "straight to video" classification).

      Not surprisingly it included Jenny McCarthy in a featured role. Shockingly, Bob Costas also appeared (I'd be willling to bet he changed agents shortly thereafter).

      In the "Worst Baseball Movie" race, "BASEketball" is Secretariat at the ' 73 Belmont.
      After 1957, it seemed like we would never laugh again. Of course, we did. Its just that we were never young again.

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      • #4
        There was a movie made about 25 years ago about a woman who makes the big leagues with the Braves. She ends up becoming romantically involved with a teammate and the relationship somehow helps the Braves win in the movie, I think. I forget the name of this awful film.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Jeltz
          There was a movie made about 25 years ago about a woman who makes the big leagues with the Braves. She ends up becoming romantically involved with a teammate and the relationship somehow helps the Braves win in the movie, I think. I forget the name of this awful film.
          She doesnt play baseball but her boyfriend does and he breaks Roger Maris's homerun record with 62 homeruns.

          The movie was called The Sluggers Wife and yes it sucked.

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          • #6
            worst baseball movie ever

            The Babe Ruth Story made in 1948 is not only the worst baseball movie ever made but possibly the worst movie ever made period. It stars William Bendex who sorta resembles the Babe but the guy is the biggest stiff that ever lived. A cardboard cut-out could have done a better job of acting. The way they portrayed the Babe was rediculous, they made him seem like some kind of saint/super hero. Kind of a cross between Superman with a bat meets Jesus Christ. As we all know the Babe was no saint and this ham fisted portrayel of his life is so corny that I doubt anyone who isn't farting dust could sit through it. Thumbs down!
            Born True Blue

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            • #7
              Yea, William Bendix really looked bad trying to swing a bat and Goodman's portrayal was equally poor. I thought Goodman was going to have a heart attack rounding the bases in one scene.
              It would be nice to see a good movie about the Babe but it hasn't been done yet. Maybe the guy is still too reverred to be accurately shown.

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              • #8
                The Babe movie with John Goodman and Cobb with Tommy Lee Jones were both jokes. I hate true stories that are so butchered you leave wondering what was true of not. Now society as a whole believes a load of crap about the two greatest baseball players in history.

                Hollywood and TV perpetuate the sterotypes that underlie much of society's thinking. Now, to many, Ruth was a fat slob since birth and Cobb never had a rational thought. What a joke, few people realize that both, in their profession, were geniuses. The talent may have come to Ruth easier than Cobb but they are both so far ahead of the pack that we can never give them their due.

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                • #9
                  Field of Dreams. Joe Jackson threw lefty and hit righty in the movie. This inexcusable reversal error bothered me so much that it made the movie virtually unwatchable.

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                  • #10
                    well being that he came in late in the movie and that wasnt the
                    point.... it was a very good movie
                    Born True Blue

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                    • #11
                      Major League 3 is pretty bad, but unnecessary sequels made just to milk one more dollar out of a respectable movie always make me angry.
                      "Baseball is the belly button of society." - Bill Lee

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                      • #12
                        Oh yeah, and I completely forgot about The Scout, which contains the most ludicrous baseball performance ever. He makes his major league debut in the World Series and pitches a perfect game, striking out every batter with 3 fastballs, and also hits 4 homeruns. I mean come on, nobody even made contact on him.
                        "Baseball is the belly button of society." - Bill Lee

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                        • #13
                          The worst baseball movie I saw featured Keanu Reeves as a failed gambler who has to manage a little league team in the hood. I believe it was called Hard Ball and it was hard to watch. Oh and Costner's last baseball movie was pretty bad.

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                          • #14
                            i liked the scout and hardball. The whole point of the scout is that he is perfect obviously its not based on probability. And hardball was pretty good exept the part where G-Baby gets shot. poooooor gbaby
                            Born True Blue

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                            • #15
                              Well that part and pretty much every single other part as well.

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