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Ever wonder who are the best baseball player characters in film history? Plenty of people have their own opinions on who are the best fictional baseball players. Some characters in films are newcomers looking to make the team, while others are old veterans that come out of retirement for one final chance at the big leagues. More than a few of them are based on real-life ball players.

Who do you think are some of the best baseball player characters in film? Dottie Hinson from A League of Their Own had movie-goers wishing that they could throw like a girl. Geena Davis and Tom Hanks led a talented cast in this 1992 feel-good film. Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn from the Major League series is almost as unpredictable as the actor who portrayed him – Charlie Sheen. George “Buck” Weaver (John Cusack) from Eight Men Out is another good ball player character.

Kevin Costner played Crash Davis in Bull Durham to perfection, but he also gets a gold star for appearing in the baseball classic, Field of Dreams. Other roles that are featured on this top baseball player characters in film list include Willie Mays Hayes, Lou Gehrig, and Jack Elliot from Mr. Baseball.

Which movie ballplayer do you think deserves the No. 1 spot? Give the best baseball player characters a vote and please add any not already on the list.
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Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn Major League II, Major League

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96 29
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Roy Hobbs The Natural

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104 34
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez The Sandlot

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96 35
Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Willie Mays Hayes Major League, Major League II

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90 30
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Hamilton 'Ham' Porter The Sandlot

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86 35
Pedro Cerrano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Pedro Cerrano Major League: Back to the Minors, Major League II, Major League

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90 34
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Crash Davis Bull Durham

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94 32
Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Jimmy Dugan A League of Their Own

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69 15
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Shoeless Joe Jackson Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams

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72 35
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Dottie Hinson A League of Their Own

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62 20
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Billy Chapel For Love of the Game

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60 27
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Coach Morris Buttermaker Bad News Bears

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43 16
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added Mickey Mantle 61*

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45 27
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film

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37 24
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Jake Taylor Major League

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40 27
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Roger Dorn Major League

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60 29
Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Scotty Smalls The Sandlot

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34 16
Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Ray Kinsella Field of Dreams

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35 26
Marla Hooch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Marla Hooch A League of Their Own

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26 17
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added Roger Maris 61*

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44 33
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

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Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Billy Beane Moneyball

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32 32
Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Montgomery Brewster Brewster's Millions

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28 32
Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jack Elliot Mr. Baseball

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24 23
George 'Buck' Weaver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
George 'Buck' Weaver Eight Men Out

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Jimmy Morris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jimmy Morris The Rookie

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28 31
Stan Ross is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Stan Ross Mr. 3000

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26 31
Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Mel Clark Angels in the Outfield

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25 30
Gus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Gus The Benchwarmers

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19 35
Ryan Dunne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Ryan Dunne Summer Catch

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14 33
Rex Pennebaker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Rex Pennebaker Mr. 3000

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23 30
Jack Parkman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jack Parkman Major League II

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2 3
Jake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jake

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10 32
Bobby Rayburn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bobby Rayburn The Fan

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10 32
Bingo Long is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Bingo Long The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

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15 33
Steve Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Steve Nebraska The Scout

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7 41
Mickey Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Mickey Dominguez Summer Catch