I love movies. I love baseball. And I dislike most movies about baseball. Go figure. But these ten? My favorites:
  1. Major League
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    'Just a bit outside.'
  2. Fever Pitch
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    (Even though it features Red Sox Nation. Mitigating factor: I'm a sucker for Drew Barrymore rom-coms.)
  3. 42
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    Jackie Robinson's story. (Even though it features the hated Dodgers. Mitigating factor: They are Brooklyn — not LA — Dodgers. Plus: My wife's family is distantly related to Branch Rickey!)
  4. Moneyball
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    The book was great.
  5. Eight Men Out
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    The Black Sox scandal.
  6. A League of their Own
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    There's no crying in baseball!
  7. Field of Dreams
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    If you build it... I like this a lot but I really love Shoeless Joe, the book on which it's based. A must read for baseball and/or Salinger fans.
  8. The Natural
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    Wonderboy! (I sense a trend: the movie is well done and I like this book better too!)
  9. Sugar
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    A great film about the challenges of a Dominican kid trying to make it in American baseball.
  10. Bill Durham
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    A perfectly great movie. So quotable. Great actors. A great story. And the baseball feels authentic. Bonus: Susan Sarandon.