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Little Big League (1994)

PG  |   |  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)  »

Also Known As:

Kleiner Trainer ganz groß  »

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$12,211,068 (USA)
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Trivia

In a film that contains many references to baseball history, the most subtle is that of the Twins pitcher named Mike McGrevey (Scott Patterson). In the early 1900's in Boston, there was a saloon keeper with that name who led a group of Boston Red Sox fans called the "Royal Rooters". (Today, they would considered a "fan club")They would enter in a large procession and sit in the lower left field stands of the old Huntington Ave Grounds (and later, Fenway Park). The Rooters, who were often drunk, were known for viciously taunting opposing players and playing music throughout a game with a marching band that accompanied the Rooters. Their biggest claim to fame in baseball history came in the 1912 World Series when they became so disruptive that they delayed Game Seven of the Series. The Red Sox eventually won that World Series in Eight Games (Game 2 ended in a tie and was called for darkness, forcing the Series to go beyond 7 games) See more »

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Taking place in the 1994 Major League Baseball season, several visiting teams are wearing their 1993 season uniforms. See more »

Quotes

Billy Heywood: If Joe can paint a house in three hours and Sam can paint the same house in five hours, how long will it take to paint it together?
Mac: Now wait a minute, you never said this was a word problem.
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I'M READY
Written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino), Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis
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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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