Can You Name All of These '80s' and '90s' Baseball Movies?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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There's a reason why baseball is known as America's pastime; the sport has earned this title due to its -decades-long history of consistently being of the most popular sports in the country. In fact, Major League Baseball (MLB) is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada (often referred to as the Big Four), standing alongside other popular leagues, such as the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL). However, Major League Baseball stands above the rest of the Big Four, since it is the oldest one out of all of them. 

This longstanding and rich history that baseball has in the United States means that it should come as no surprise that there have been countless baseball movies that have been made over the years. In fact, it would be impossible to put them all on one quiz! So, in this quiz, we've decided to just take two of the most lucrative decades for baseball films - the '80s and '90s - so that you can test your knowledge. Jump into this quiz and let's see if you're a consistent hitter or if you're going to strike out!

"The Sandlot" is a coming-of-age sports comedy film that stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones and was directed by David Mickey Evans. The story focuses on a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962.

"Angels in the Outfield" is a fantasy comedy-drama film directed by William Dear and starring Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd. It is notable for being released less than a month before the 1994 MLB baseball players' strike.

"Rookie of the Year" is a sports comedy film directed by Daniel Stern and starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. It is actually a remake of the 1954 film, "Roogie's Bump," with the same basic plot.

"Bull Durham" is a romantic comedy sports film directed by Ron Shelton and starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. The film is highly celebrated. Sports Illustrated ranked it the No. 1 Greatest Sports Movie of all time and it is also ranked No. 97 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years...100 Laughs" list.

"Soul of the Game" is a television sports film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and starring Blair Underwood, Delroy Lindo and Mykelti Williamson. The film tells the story of select players of the Negro Leagues in the period immediately following World War II.

"Long Gone" is a baseball film directed by Martin Davidson and starring William Petersen, Virginia Madsen and Dermot Mulroney. It is based on Paul Hemphill's 1979 book of the same name.

"Major League: Back to the Minors" is a sports film directed by John Warren and starring Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen and Dennis Haysbert. It is the third film in the Major League series, following "Major League" in 1989 and "Major League II" in 1994.

"Pastime" is a drama film directed by Robin B. Armstrong and starring William Russ, Glenn Plummer, Noble Willingham and Scott Plank. The film deals with the Civil Rights era in America and how the tensions of the time affect a minor league team.

"The Natural" is a sports film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress.

"A Winner Never Quits" is a television film directed by Mel Damski and starring Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham and G.W. Bailey. It is based on the true story of baseball player Pete Gray, the first one-armed man ever to play Major League Baseball.

"Cobb" is a biopic directed by Ron Shelton and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl and Lolita Davidovich. It tells the story of famed baseball player Ty Cobb and is based on a book by Al Stump.

"Major League" is a sports comedy film directed by David S. Ward and starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes. The film deals with the exploits of a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.

"Trading Hearts" is a sports comedy film directed by Neil Leifer and starring Raul Julia, Beverly D'Angelo and Jenny Lewis. In the film, a baseball-loving small girl decides to hook up her favorite down-on-his-luck baseball player and her mom, a down-on-her-luck lounge singer.

"Field of Dreams" is a fantasy-drama sports film directed by Phil Alden Robinson and starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and James Earl Jones. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

"The Babe" is a biographical drama film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring John Goodman, Kelly McGillis and Trini Alvarado. The film tells the story of the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth.

"The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" is a documentary film directed by Aviva Kempner. The film tells the story of the life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

"A League of Their Own" is a sports comedy-drama film directed by Penny Marshall and starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Lori Petty. The film tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

"Mr. Destiny" is a fantasy comedy film directed by James Orr and starring Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine, Jon Lovitz and Courteney Cox. The film deals with a man who sees what his life could have been like had he made that winning home run as a teenager.

"Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige" is a television film directed by Richard A. Colla and starring Louis Gossett Jr. and Beverly Todd. It is based on Leroy's autobiography, Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball.

"Talent for the Game" is a sports drama film directed by Robert M. Young and starring Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco and Terry Kinney. The film deals with a down-on-his-luck talent scout who discovers a country boy with a great pitching arm.

"Ed" is a sports comedy film directed by Bill Couturié and starring Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook and Bill Cobbs. The film is about a talented baseball pitcher and his friendly ball-playing chimpanzee as his team's mascot.

"Little Big League" is a family sports film directed by Andrew Scheinman and starring Timothy Busfield and Dennis Farina. The film is notable for being released just over a month before the 1994 MLB baseball players' strike, which forced the league to cancel the playoffs and the World Series.

"For Love of the Game" is a sport drama film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. The film follows the perfect game performance of an aging star baseball pitcher, Billy Chapel.

"Amazing Grace and Chuck" is a sports drama film directed by Mike Newell and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck and William L. Petersen. The film is about a little league player who refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed and the basketball star who follows his example.

"If The Sun Rises in the West" is a South Korean film directed by Lee Eun and starring Im Chang-jung and Ko So-young. The film is about a traffic control officer who aspires to become a baseball umpire.

"Mr. Baseball" is a sports comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Dennis Haysbert and Aya Takanashi. It deals with a veteran New York Yankees first baseman who is traded to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League.

"The Slugger's Wife" is a romantic comedy film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay and Randy Quaid. It deals with a baseball star who falls for a singer.

"The Scout" is a comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks. It is the story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

BASEketball is a sports comedy film directed by David Zucker and starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It is notable for being the only work involving Parker and Stone that was neither written, directed, nor produced by them,

"Tiger Town" is a sports drama film directed by Alan Shapiro and stars Roy Scheider and Justin Henry. It was awarded a CableACE Award in 1984 for Best Dramatic Film.

"The Fan" is a psychological thriller directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. It is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Abrahams.

"Stealing Home" is a coming of age romantic drama film directed by Steven Kampmann and starring Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster and Blair Brown. It is a film about a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to collect the ashes of his childhood sweetheart, Katie Chandler, who had committed suicide.

"Night Game" is a crime drama directed by Peter Masterson that stars Roy Scheider. It deals with a detective who must solve a series of baseball-related murders.

"The Man from Left Field" is a comedy-drama film directed by Burt Reynolds. He stars in the movie, alongside Reba McEntire. The story revolves around a homeless man who takes a job coaching a little league baseball team.

"Brewster's Millions" is a comedy film directed by Walter Hill and stars Richard Pryor and John Candy. It is based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon.

"Eight Men Out" is a sports drama film directed by John Sayles and starring John Cusack and Clifton James. The film is a dramatization of Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal.

"The Comrades of Summer" is a sports comedy film directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and starring Joe Mantegna. The film deals with a recently fired Major League Baseball manager who reluctantly accepts an offer to coach the Russian Olympic baseball team.

"Major League II" is a sports comedy film directed by David S. Ward and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen. The film is a sequel to the 1989 film, "Major League," but is rated PG instead of R like the first film.

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