Monday, June 18, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Baseball is on the brain for a lot of folks. Between Major League Baseball and the College World Series, there are a lot of games to watch! The College World Series will be over before we know it and some baseball fans may go through baseball withdrawals. To prevent withdrawals, be sure to check out the top five grossing baseball movies below:

1. “A League of Their Own” (1992) takes you through the development of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II. The movie, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Lori Petty grossed $107,533,928. 

2. “Moneyball” (2011) featuring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill earned $75,605,492. In “Moneyball” the Oakland A’s general manager attempts to create a successful baseball club. On a budget, the general manager recruits new players in a unique way.

3. “The Rookie” (2002) is based on the true story of Jim Morris, played by Dennis Quaid, a Texas high school chemistry teacher and baseball coach. Jim agrees to try out for the major league if his unmotivated high school team makes the playoffs. The film also starring Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez and Brian Cox made $75,600,072.

4. “Field of Dreams” (1989) is famous for the quote, “If you build it, he will come.” After hearing whispers of this famous quote and visions of a baseball diamond, Iowa farmer decides to turn his corn field into a baseball field. “Field of Dreams” earned $64,431,625 and starred Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and James Earl Jones.

5. “The Benchwarmers” (2006) casts Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder as a three-player baseball team. Attempting to make up for neglected childhood opportunities, the three middle-aged guys compete against little league squads. This sports-comedy grossed $59,843,754.

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