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Little Big League (1994)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  29 June 1994 (USA)
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

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When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what's to lose-- the team has nowhere to go but up. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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The Minnesota Twins Have a New Owner. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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29 June 1994 (USA)  »

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$12,211,068 (USA)
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Trivia

In a movie in which the plot revolves around the owner of a baseball team passing away, in this case Jason Robards as Minnesota Twins owner Thomas Heywood, it's ironic that the film unintentionally features a reference to a real owner who had passed away. During the Twins games against the Texas Rangers (when Billy argues with the umpire), if you look on the sleeve of the Rangers' gray jerseys, there is a black "HEC" stenciled into the uniform. It's a reference to H. Eddie Chiles who passed away shortly after selling the Texas Rangers franchise to an investment group led by Dallas businessman Rusty Rose and future President of the United States, George W. Bush. See more »

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When Billy names himself manager this would not be allowed by the league. Major League Baseball rules prohibits managers and players from owning shares of their teams unless approved by the commissioner. This rule was enforced on May 11, 1977 when Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner suspended the current manager, Dave Bristol, and took over as manager for one game. With Billy's extensive baseball knowledge he should have known this and it would have been stopped by the league if he tried to take over. However, Billy receives approval of the commissioner (and his mother) that allows him to manage the team. See more »

Quotes

Jim Bowers: [after Billy apologizes to the team] On behalf of the entire Apache Nation, we accept this olive branch of peace.
Billy Heywood: [team laughs] Thanks, I think.
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Best kid's (or adult) baseball movie
18 July 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Between 1993-1995, many baseball movies such as Little Big League, The Sandlot, and Rookie of the Year came out, but I think that Little Big League was the most clever of them all. There were plenty of funny scenes that adults, rather than children, could relate to. It was well done and well acted. I enjoyed this movie and I have owned it since it came out.


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