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  • Greatest Baseball Film of All Time?

    What do the good folks at ACG nominate as the Greatest Baseball Film of All Time?

    I hereby nominate The Natural(1984) starring Robert Redford. Here Redford plays Roy Hobbs, a hardworking American whom rises to the heights of the American national pastime, Baseball. Hobbs stands against those even his team owners rooting his team to lose.. Hobbs provides hope to the people, the everyday fans.

    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

    George S Patton

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    I agree. Although I doubt we would be such fans if the movie had the opposite ending, which is what the book had.

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    • #3
      The greatest baseball movie has some kid in it making "angel wings" signs or gestures. Or the one with Charlie Sheen getting prescription eyeglasses.
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      Prayers.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post
        What do the good folks at ACG nominate as the Greatest Baseball Film of All Time?

        I hereby nominate The Natural(1984) starring Robert Redford. Here Redford plays Roy Hobbs, a hardworking American whom rises to the heights of the American national pastime, Baseball. Hobbs stands against those even his team owners rooting his team to lose.. Hobbs provides hope to the people, the everyday fans.

        Agree, don't know how many times I have watched it.
        Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by warmoviebuff View Post
          I agree. Although I doubt we would be such fans if the movie had the opposite ending, which is what the book had.
          What was the book title and author?
          Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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          • #6
            Bull Durham.

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            • #7
              Good posts,

              Another great one for me would be Field of Dreams(1989) starring Kevin Coster and James Earl Jones. The plot centers around a farmer played by Costner whom hears voices famously saying "If you build it he will come". Then Costner sees a mystical vision of a grand baseball field in the place of his farmland.. what comes next I wont say as to not give away to much of the story line.

              What I will say is that Field of Dreams also stars an older Burt Lancaster whom plays Moonlight Graham. I have always liked the name Moonlight but more noteworthy is the interesting background of the person that Lancaster portrayed very well.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlight_Graham
              Last edited by Stonewall_Jack; 15 Oct 18, 11:40.
              Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
              Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

              George S Patton

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post
                What do the good folks at ACG nominate as the Greatest Baseball Film of All Time?

                I hereby nominate The Natural(1984) starring Robert Redford. Here Redford plays Roy Hobbs, a hardworking American whom rises to the heights of the American national pastime, Baseball. Hobbs stands against those even his team owners rooting his team to lose.. Hobbs provides hope to the people, the everyday fans.

                Not that many to choose from, but this one was a pretty good story.
                My worst jump story:
                My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                No lie.

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                "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
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                • #9
                  IIRC, Kevin Costner told the owners after the movie was completed to keep everything the way it is for the public. He made a good call.
                  "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                  Ernest Hemingway.

                  In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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                  • #10
                    The Lou Gehrig Story
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                      The Lou Gehrig Story
                      The Pride of the Yankees
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post

                        What was the book title and author?
                        "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud

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                        • #13
                          Bull Durham with The Natural as a close second.

                          Now the greatest sports movie of all time hands down is Slapshot.

                          Tuebor

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tuebor View Post

                            "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud
                            Thank you, I'm ordering it.
                            Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by slick_miester View Post

                              The Pride of the Yankees
                              Made during WW2, that is must see.
                              Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
                              Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

                              George S Patton

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