Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)
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Dixie Lee Boxx
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Jamie Weeks
Larry Riley ...
Joe Louis Brown
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Esther Wrenn
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Hale Buchman
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Hale Buchman, Jr.
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Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez ...
Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl ...
Monroe Wright
Guich Koock ...
Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Peaches Cluff
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Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford ...
Whiz Whsonant
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Bart Polanski
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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Trivia

Teller, who famously never speaks in his "Penn and Teller" performances, has a speaking role in this film. He was cast because of his resemblance to Henry Gibson (they play father and son in the film). See more »

Goofs

Joe Louis Brown clearly steps in front of home plate to hit his Home Run when he is being intentionally walked. It is against the rules to do so. See more »

Quotes

Hale Buchman, Jr.: But Daddy! We won't be sports moguls anymore!
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Performed by Bill Justis (as Bill Justice)
Written by Bill Justis (as Bill Justice) and Sydney Manker
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One of the best baseball movies ever made.
10 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie back when it originally came out on HBO. I Love it! It has it all as far as I am concerned. The actors did such a great job with their characters, Peterson as "Stud" and Madsen as "Dixie" are hilarious. If you can find this movie please check it out, it really is a gem.


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