The Rookie is one of more inspiring baseball movie to come out in a long time. Dennis Quaid, plays a pitcher who dreams of the big league but never made it. As a high school coach, he makes a bet that if his team wins the championship, he will try out for a team. They win the game and he is forced to evaluate the consequences of trying out a rookie in a major league team. He does make it and this film, based on a true story, inspires many who has dreams. Well done.
"The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings" (1976) is a comedic sports film about a team of enterprising ex-Negro League baseball players in the era of racial segregation. Loosely based upon William Brashler's novel of the same name, it starred Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor. Directed by John Badham, the movie was produced by Berry Gordy for Motown Productions and Rob Cohen for Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on July 16, 1976.
Moneyball - Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill. I love, love this movie, because I am all for the underdog. This is the true story of a baseball manager. He forms a team based on the strengths of players that are often over looked because they don't fit the profile of a typical baseball player, in the big league games. Players that are never or rarely considered, form a winning team. It has alot of meaning in it all and offers much inspiration and hope! Trailblazer story! -Diana W.
The REAL Cause Of Global Warming... Roaring high-velocity fastballs and an in-depth look into the amazing careers of power pitchers are showcased here as MLB’s biggest and brightest stars thrill the fans with their Grade-A heat delivered directly from the mound. From historic greats to current flamethrowing aces, all of the game’s favorites are here, featuring: Nolan Ryan Roger Clemens Randy Johnson Curt Schilling Dontrelle Willis Bob Gibson Walter Johnson Eric Gagne Jo
"One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story" was a 1978 made for TV movie telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers.The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother. Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves.