If Who Is On First, What Must Be On Second

by horn-5 | created - 09 Jan 2014 | updated - 18 Feb 2014 | Public

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1. How to Play Baseball (1942)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: George Johnson, Fred Shields

Votes: 490

A narrated Disney cartoon explaining the fine points of playing baseball as demonstrated by Goofy (and various Goofy lookalikes).

2. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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61 Metascore

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 36,867 | Gross: $47.95M

Boyhood dreams, a bat made from a tree struck by lightning and most importantly, a never-ending passion for the game.

3. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 39,716 | Gross: $50.89M

A Baseball Annie who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

4. Damn Yankees (1958)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown

Votes: 1,962

One long ball hitter, that's what we need! I'd sell my soul for one long ball hitter.

5. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 64,167 | Gross: $32.42M

A kid's baseball team, in addition to beating their snooty rivals and also, beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.

6. Fear Strikes Out (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams

Votes: 1,432

Father does not know best.

7. Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 1,749

The toughest guy you ever met ... until an angel said "Hello!"

8. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 24,222 | Gross: $50.24M

Ya Gotta Believe!

9. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 92,841 | Gross: $64.43M

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series.

10. Safe at Home! (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured... See full summary »

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, William Frawley, Patricia Barry

Votes: 281

A GRAND SLAM! Fun And Laughter With The Greatest Guys In Baseball... and the luckiest kid in the world!

11. It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

7.0
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

Votes: 1,371

A wood repellant baseball ain't easy to hit.

12. Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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58 Metascore

A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.

Director: Robert Lorenz | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake

Votes: 52,216 | Gross: $35.76M

Being comfortable is overrated.

13. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.4
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

Votes: 801

Say it ain't so, Babe

14. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 8,329

Wally Pipp took a day off. and his replacement, Lou Gehrig, went on to become the greatest New York Yankee there ever was, and , in his farewell speech said.." I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth/"

15. Major League (1989)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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62 Metascore

The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 52,755 | Gross: $49.80M

In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar

16. The Stratton Story (1949)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,163

Look at that road! I used to do ten miles on that road like it was nothin' - just to pitch a game! Now I can hardly reach it, let alone walk on it!

17. Casey at the Bat (1946)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Animated version of classic baseball poem.

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Jerry Colonna

Votes: 402

...there is no joy in Mudville today, for Mighty Casey has struck out.

18. The Winning Team (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Miller

Votes: 656

And here comes the pitch, Yes, the pitch, the pitch for the warmest, most wonderful, most human story ever told, the true story of Grover Cleveland Alexander!

19. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 304,950 | Gross: $75.61M

This guy should cost $3 million a year. We can get him for $237,000

20. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett

Votes: 2,579

Buy me some popcorn and Crackerjacks

21. The Rookie (2002)

G | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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72 Metascore

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 28,287 | Gross: $75.60M

Jimmie Morris, a Texas baseball coach (at Reagan County High School in Big Lake, Texas) makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

22. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 77,717 | Gross: $107.53M

There IS NO crying in baseball - Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

23. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 4,746

The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.-From here on in, I rag nobody.

24. Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 8,677 | Gross: $20.88M

It's like being a black guy back home. Only there's less of us.

25. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 16,084 | Gross: $5.68M

1919. The year America saw major league baseball played a whole new way...underhanded

26. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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83 Metascore

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 17,543 | Gross: $42.35M

The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities.

27. Kill the Umpire (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by William Bendix, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry

Votes: 396

what a guy! what a lug! what a hero! what a bum!

28. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 71,934 | Gross: $95.00M

Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart.

29. Alibi Ike (1935)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.1
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Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 504

Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce.

30. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson

Votes: 1,261

In 1939, to laugh, you listened to the radio, to cry, you went to the movies, for excitement, you went to the ballgame. But if you wanted all three, there was only Bingo Long.

31. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,532

On the St. Louis team, Who is on first, What is on second, I Don't Know is on third...and Why is the left fielder. Who is Why? No, Who is on first.

32. The Perfect Game (2009)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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42 Metascore

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin

Votes: 2,842 | Gross: $1.09M

.Coach, I don't mean to interrupt your little chat but there's sixteen thousand and one of us - think there's a baseball game going on here. Play ball?

33. Baseball Bugs (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,364

Bugs Bunny plays every defensive position for the Tea-Totallers against the Gashouse Gorillas, in between bites of his hot-dog-bun-covered carrot.

34. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.6
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton, Richard Crenna

Votes: 512

The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Later, as a broadcaster, Dizzy showed he had a way with words.

35. Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler

Votes: 38,115 | Gross: $42.07M

Sweet Caroline, Fenway Franks and Teddy Ballgame