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10 Baseball Movies That Knocked It Out Of The Park

9 August 2012 12:40 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

How can you not be romantic about baseball?

- Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in Moneyball (2010)

Unlike most other team sports, baseball is a game of individual achievements that culminate in a team’s efforts to win. Each batter stands alone at the plate, facing a pitcher who opposes him. Each defender on the field must make a play alone, or in conjunction with another defender. The cumulative efforts of each individual results in a team win or a team loss.

That is one reason why baseball has had such a strong hold on successive generations. It’s easy to imagine oneself as Babe Ruth hitting a called home run, or Don Larsen throwing a perfect game, or last year’s hero David Freese improbably winning Game Six of the World Series. These incredible moments come from one man stepping up at the right moment and delivering magic. Anyone who »

- Ray DeRousse

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