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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  17 April 1998 (USA)
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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to... See full summary »

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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to make a real team out of a bunch of players who include ballet dancer turned ballplayer Lance "Lance the Dance" Pere, Frank "Pops" Morgan, Rube Baker, Taka Tanaka, Pedro Cerrano, Hog Ellis, home run hitter Billy "Downtown" Anderson, and Carlton "Doc" Windgate, who throws the slowest fastball in professional baseball. Gus ends up clashing with Leonard Huff, the snobby, arrogant manager of the twins. One night in Minnestoa, Gus and his girlfriend Maggie Reynolds are having dinner with Roger and Huff at an expensive-looking restaurant, where Huff challenges Gus to a game between the Buzz and the Twins, then Huff starts a fight with Gus, who accepts the challenge. The game is scheduled to take place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota. The Twins take a 3-0 lead in the 6th inning, but Billy ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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They're Just Nine Players Short of a Dream Team

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Major League 3: Back to the Minors  »

Box Office

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$2,087,011 (USA) (17 April 1998)

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$3,551,208 (USA) (15 May 1998)
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The "South Carolina Buzz" were actually the Salt Lake Buzz - which was the Pacific Coast League farm team of the Minnesota Twins. Formerly the Portland Beavers, the franchise moved to Utah in 1994 and had 7 straight winning seasons. In 2001, the team became part of the Anaheim Angels organization under the name Salt Lake Stingers. Both team were named in honor of the Salt Lake Bees, who played in SLC on and off from 1915 to 1970. See more »

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Scoreboard inconsistencies during the final game at Buzz Stadium. See more »

Quotes

Rube Baker: Hog, he's crowding the plate, forcing you to throw to his power.
Frank 'Pops' Morgan: Might want to give him a little chin music.
Hog Ellis: You want me to throw at Carlos Liston?
Frank 'Pops' Morgan: He'll hate you tonight, but he'll respect him in the morning.
Hog Ellis: What do I do if he comes out here?
Frank 'Pops' Morgan: Climbing the center field wall wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Man, this is Scott back to his best. Even more polished than the famed and acclaimed Quantum Leap. Pure class!! This film had me in stitches. Both times I watched it!!! Wow, and he is more than abley backed up by his arch enemy Leonard Huff. Pure genius.


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