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Halos Heaven Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Eight Men Out vs. 42

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‘42’ Kansas City Special Screening Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images

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The American pastime has lent itself to countless films. But which one is the consensus favorite among the HH faithful? Let’s find out.

For this exercise, I’ve set up a 16 film bracket. To determine the films and seeding, I’ve crowdsourced rankings from Rotten Tomatoes, Ranker, and the ultimate authority on everything, Stirrups. Then I’ve added a dash of my own influence to include a couple of Angels-centric titles and make a bracket that makes sense.

Today, two films about historic moments in baseball history.

Charlie Sheen makes his second appearance of the competition in Eight Men Out, a film about the infamous 1919 “Black Sox” scandal in which gambler conspired to fix the World Series. Featuring an all star cast across the board, great attention to detail and the iconic “say it ain’t so,” this film consistently ranks among the best ever on the game.

42 tells the story of American hero Jackie Robinson’s tumultuous first year in the big leagues. With a great supporting role by Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, fantastic recreations of old ball parks, and a strong leading performance by Chadwick Boseman, this movie rode to critical and fan acclaim a few years ago.

This one is tough. Who is it going to be?

Poll

Which is your favorite baseball movie?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Eight Men Out
    (177 votes)
  • 47%
    42
    (160 votes)
337 votes total Vote Now