Q: What's the highest grossing baseball-themed movie of all-time?
Typically at this time of year there's a real shortage of baseball news, so many baseball sites will start a debate about which is the best baseball movie ever made. I'm not going to go into which movie best captures the meaning baseball has to most people, or which film is funniest, or tells the best story. I have my favorites and I'm sure you have yours. This post takes a look at a few actors who tried to portray a professional athlete, some were somewhat convincing, while others, no matter how good of an actor they are, couldn't quite pull it off.
A: "A League of Their Own"
Q: In the original 1951 "Angels in the Outfield", which struggling team receives help from angels?
A: The Pittsburgh Pirates
"I coulda broke every record in the book..and then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said 'there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game'."
While pitching to the last batter in the ninth inning, Chapel says to himself "Think Billy, don't just throw." In "Bull Durham" he says the complete opposite to pitcher Nuke "Don't think, just throw."
Actor: Kevin Costner
"I love baseball. You know it doesn't have to mean anything, it's just beautiful to watch." - Woody Allen in Zelig
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