My All-Time 35-“Man” Baseball Movie Roster

Starting Lineup:
CF- Willie Mays Hayes (Major League)
3B- Kelly Leak (Bad News Bears)
RF- Roy Hobbs (The Natural)
C- Crash Davis (Bull Durham)
1B- Jack Elliot (Mr. Baseball)
DH- Jack Parkman (Major League 2)
2B- Marla Hooch (A League Of Their Own)
LF- Bobby Rayburn (The Fan)
SS- Benny Rodriguez (The Sandlot)
P- Steve Nebraska (The Scout)

Pitching Staff:
SP- Nuke LaLoosh (Bull Durham)
SP- Billy Chapel (For Love Of The Game)
SP- Eddie Harris (Major League)
SP- Henry Wiggen (Bang The Drum Slowly)
RP- Kenny DeNunez (The Sandlot)
RP- Miles Pennfield w/ headphones (Hard Ball)
RP- Amanda Whurlitzer (Bad News Bears)
RP- Henry Rowengartner (Rookie Of The Year)
RP- Chet “Rocket” Steadman (Rookie Of The Year)
RP- Eric Van Leemer (Summer Catch)
RP- Sammy Bodeen (Talent For The Game)
Closer- Ricky Vaughn (Major League)

Bench:

1B- Jimmy Dugan (A League Of Their Own)
OF- Pedro Cerrano (Major League)
OF- T-Rex (Mr. 3000)
UTIL- Alan “Yea Yea” McClennan (The Sandlot)
C- Hamilton “Ham” Porter (The Sandlot)
Pinch Runner- Mickey Scales (Little Big League)
UTIL- Lou Collins (Little Big League)
OF- Isuro Tanaka (Major League 2)
OF?- Blly “Downtown” Anderson (Major League 3)
UTIL- Gus (The Benchwarmers)
DH- Stan (Mr. 3000)
UTIL- Ed (Ed)
C- Dottie Hinson (A League Of Their Own)

Team Manager- Jarius “G-Baby” Evans (Hard Ball)
Radar Gun/Statistics- Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)
Head Coach- Lou Brown (Major League)
Pitching Coach- Phil Brickma (Rookie Of The Year)
Assistant Coach- Billy Heywood (Little Big League)
Hitting Coach- [against his will, of course] Jake Taylor (Major League)

If you’ve got anybody you’d like to add, I’d love to hear it. I’d be amazed if I missed somebody after that. I’ll be back Tuesday night with an analysis of the long road to the Major Leagues.

Rube Baker will be left out of the lineup because as the great Jake Taylor once stated with sarcasm, “I think carrying 4 catchers is a good idea.” But there is room in the minor leagues.

9 Comments

Rube Baker – Catcher (Major League 2) and Jim Bowers- RP (Little Big League) mainly for some comic relief. Great stuff man.

Hey, Mike. This was a fun list and am enjoying your MLBlog! Continued good luck this season.

Here is input from me:

SP – Monte Stratton. (“The Stratton Story” was my first favorite baseball movie. Jimmy Stewart’s character dominated the AL, lost his leg to a hunting accident, and then came back to pitch with a wooden leg and leave the game on his own terms.)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041928/plotsummary

SP – Mel Clark (Angels in the Outfield, RIP)

Batboy – Bobby Savoy (The Natural)

Groupie – Annie Savoy (Bull Durham, no relation as far as I can tell)

I think you will want to make another addition or two when you see “The Final Season”. Same director of “Sandlot.” We just previewed it on MLB.com two weeks ago as it debuted at TriBeCa — “Hoosiers” of baseball, the true story of the 1991 Norway (Iowa) High School team.

Mark

http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com

i dunno if u have seen this movie but major league back to the minors had billy “downtown” anderson…

also wat about ryan dunne from summer catch and billy brubaker from that movie also

never mind that other comment i just saw downtown on ur list

Artie DeVanzo (Artie Lang) from the movie Beer League in charge of the stocking the cooler.

Dude, How the Heck can Van Leemer get in? It’s gotta be Dunne. I mean, yeah Vanleamer has talent but he’s a cancer to the clubhouse. Heck, he set the clubhouse on fire!
Peace!

Joe

http://baseballaslife.mlblogs.com

No Jimmy Morris from “The Rookie”?

Baseball Annie – Dixie Lee Boxx

Manager – Stud’ Cantrell

Manager – Stud’ Cantrell

Baseball Annie – Dixie Lee Boxx

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