Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »
Rachel Phelps is the new owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. However, her plans for the team are rather nefarious. She wants to move the team to Miami for the warmer climate and a new stadium. To justify the move, the team has to lose, and lose badly. So she assembles the worst possible team she can. Among these are a past-his-prime catcher with bad knees, a shrewd but past-his-prime pitcher, a young tearaway pitcher (and felon) with a 100 mph fastball but absolutely no control, a third baseman who is too wealthy and precious to dive, a voodoo-loving slugger who can't hit a curve ball and an energetic-but-naive lead off hitter and base-stealer who can't keep the ball on the ground. Against the odds, and after the inevitable initial failures, they iron out some of their faults and start to win, much to Ms Phelps' consternation. Written by
The shortstop for the Yankees in the final game wore number 2. Not long after this film was made, a Yankee shortstop wearing number 2 became a fixture there... And a hall of famer. See more »
In the final game, during Haywood's last at bat, Jake Taylor (the catcher) is nearly standing for the final "strike-out" pitch by Vaughn. First, a catcher would never stand that tall, unless they were making the pitch an obvious high, out-of-the-strike-zone pitch. Second, as Haywood swings through the pitch for Strike 3, the ball is shown hitting Jake Taylor's catcher's mitt perfectly in the middle of the strike zone, about a foot below where the ball was just one frame earlier. Incorrect. Catchers definitely stand that tall, although it is not common. Vaughn hit the glove, but hit it at the high target set by Taylor. There is nothing in the film that suggests the pitch was in the strike zone. See more »
Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
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I don't care what anyone says this is by far the best baseball movie ever made. Bull Durham was a bit too much of a chick flick to be a real baseball fans movie of choice.
Major League isn't a movie that's going to solve world peace or anything but if you want a light hearted, entertaining film that is hysterically funny then you need to see this.
Charlie Sheen being a former high school pitcher who was able to get 85 mph on his fastball, which isn't as fast as characters 100 mph. But close enough to with the way they film it to make it look believable as being a real flame thrower. If they had someone who didn't have a background in baseball they would've probably had to use a stunt double for his pitching scenes, which would've sucked.
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