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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 Baseball Team just got a new owner. See more »

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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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Kleiner Trainer ganz groß  »

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$12,211,068 (USA)
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Trivia

Dennis Farina and John Ashton also appeared in the midnight run. See more »

Goofs

Randy Johnson, the Mariners pitcher, is wearing an undershirt that is long-sleeved. Yet, in the shot from the perspective of the outfield, he is not wearing a long-sleeved undershirt. See more »

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Billy Heywood: Here's an easy one. Who was the first black player to play in the major leagues?
Thomas Heywood: You want me to say Jackie Robinson, but I won't. Fleet Walker for Toledo. I believe the year was 1884.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Secretary (1994) See more »

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RUNAROUND SUE
Written by Dion DiMucci and Ernie Maresca (as Ernest Maresca)
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
Courtesy of CEMA Special Markets
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A Delightful Baseball Film!
7 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Little Big League is a great film. I enjoy most baseball films because I am a big baseball fan, not necessarily the Minnesota Twins. I only saw this movie just to get entertained. After the movie started, the owner of the Twins passes away from natural causes. He gives his team to his grandson, Billy. After Billy fired the manager, he becomes the manager of the team on their quest to win the pennant. As a baseball fan, I do find it pretty hard to see a kid managing the team, but this is purely entertainment. I was happy to see major league stars such as Randy Johnson, Ivan Rodriguez, Paul O'Neill(especially), and Rafael Palmeiro. As a die-hard Yankees fan, I am glad to see great views of Yankee Stadium. At least I will see this film when I want to see the old Yankee Stadium because they are tearing it down soon. In entertainment areas such as acting, everything is simple and smooth. A good baseball film! I rate this movie 8/10.


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