How Many Baseball Movies can You Name in This Hidden Picture Game?

Jody Mabry

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What is a baseball movie without a mystical presence? In "The Natural" Roy Hobbs appears from seemingly nowhere with a bat cut from a lightning struck tree to lead his team. The film is set in 1939, which is a magical year for baseball. It is the 100th anniversary of professional baseball and the same year the Baseball Hall of Fame opened.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

"Bad News Bears" is a group of misfits who, with the aid of a female pitcher and punk baller, have the inspiration to win the league's championship. What made the movie special was its dramatic documentary-style filming. The cameramen used handheld cameras for most of the play sequences to give this effect.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

Eight Men Out follows one of baseball's worst scandals. The only hero of the Black Sox scandal was Shoeless Joe who many believe was never involved due to his attempts to report the pay-offs prior to the World Series, as well as his exemplary play.

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We are used to miracles when it comes to baseball, but actual heavenly intervention? Real angels step in to help a boy find a family in the movie "Angels in the Outfield. However, in the final game, no angels appear. Why? Because "Championships need to be won on their own."

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

The Cubs may not have needed him to win the 2016 World Series, but in 1993 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner would have helped. Who doesn't dream of waking up to be a great athlete? Regardless of the movie, future 12-year-olds should know you can't be signed to a major league team until you are 16. Bummer!

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"Bull Durham is about a fan who sleeps with one new minor-league ball player each season. That is until she meets a cocky, young pitcher and his experienced and laid back catcher. Of all the films real-life couple Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have appeared in together, this remains their favorite.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

What a deal! Spend $30-million in 30 days in order to inherit $300-million! Who wouldn't want that deal? But, oh yeah, you can't tell anyone about it. Good luck!

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Most people remember the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire home run chase of 1998. But, before that, two great and very different sluggers had a chase of their own. Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle had a similar stage in the summer of 1961 as they chased Babe Ruth's home run record.

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"Mr. Baseball" features Tom Selleck as a great player past his prime who ends up in the Japanese league. While this might seem far-fetched to many people, baseball fans are used to seeing great players coming from Japan to MLB. The most notable might be Ichiro Suzuki.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

"Talent for the Game" is about a scout who finds a powerhouse prodigy. While the film is about going to the big leagues, the movie certainly didn't put up big league numbers, grossing only $336,396.

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It took the complications of ALS to take down Lou Gehrig at 2,130 straight baseball games. A record that would stand for over half a century. The Pride of the Yankees follows one of America's most beloved heroes.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

All baseball players are superstitious. Even the great Babe Ruth, who loses his bat. Lucky for him, a young boy is bent on getting the bat to Babe before the end of the World Series. This was the movie Christopher Reeve was working on when he died.

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For Love of the Game follows a retiring pitcher's career as he throws his first perfect game. Costner's love of baseball is well known and he has starred in three of baseball's greatest movies. What's next for Costner and baseball? The Cubs, of course.

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In this remake of the 1976 version of "The Bad News Bears," Billy Bob Thornton takes on the role of alcoholic coach Buttermaker. Sammi Kane Kraft, who played the female ace pitcher, Whurlitzer, died in a car accident a few years later at the age of 20.

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Do you have that one moment where you wonder what your life would be like now if you'd done something different? For Larry Burrows that one moment is missing the opportunity to hit a winning home run. This is the second movie in which Linda Hamilton has acted that involves alternate timelines. The other: "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

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Ed is a chimpanzee with an arm that lands him as a third baseman in the minor leagues. Matt LeBlanc plays a hurler with a great arm and bad control who shares a dorm with Ed. Just as curious as the plot are the links to Matt LeBlanc's role in the hit TV show "Friends". For example, it was almost Matthew Perry who got LeBlanc's role in the movie. And Ed is watching an episode of Friends which features the monkey, Marcel.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

The knuckleball is considered the most unpredictable pitch in baseball, for the batter, catcher, and even the pitcher. This film looks at a dying breed of pitcher and the pitch's effect on baseball.

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

Clint Eastwood plays an aging baseball scout whose daughter travels with him to rebuild their relationship. Interestingly enough, close-ups of Clint Eastwood in a flashback were from a 30-year-old movie, "Firefox."

Which baseball movie is shown in this screenshot?

"Safe at Home" is the story about a boy bragging that his dad knows baseball greats, Mantle and Maris. While not heavy on "acting," the movie is known for it portrayal of the ideal attitude of ball players.

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The relationship between a pitcher and catcher is one of the closest and respected in all of sports. "Bang the Drum Slowly" is one of the finest examples of this, even though it took Robert DeNiro seven auditions before he was finally given the lead role.

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A singer and close-to record-breaking baseball player split ways after their marriage. Despite featuring two hot actors from the 1980s, as well as two of America's favorite pastimes, "The Slugger's Wife" was ultimately a flop among critics and at the box-office.

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"The Perfect Game" is the true story of a poor Mexican Little League team who stunned the world by winning 13 straight games to eventually have a perfect game in the championship. The film almost didn't get finished, as only a couple of weeks into filming they lost funding. Four months later, they began shooting again, having to reshoot all scenes with boys who had experienced growth spurts in the downtime.

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"Fear Strikes Out" is a true story about ballplayer Jimmy Piersall and his struggle with mental illness. Piersall's nervous breakdown and illness is commonly attributed to his father's high standards. However, the real Jimmy Piersall denounced the movie, citing too much distortion of the facts.

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In his only acting role, Jackie Robinson plays himself. The film follows Jackie through his career in the negro leagues to the major leagues. The first "negro league" was founded in 1887 with the last official competition ending around 1958 after integration.

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