Baseball The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film  

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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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1
199 69
Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League II, Major League

2
201 76
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot

3
176 64
Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added A League of Their Own

4
173 64
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bull Durham

5
169 70
Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League, Major League II

6
140 36
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams

7
171 68
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Natural

8
149 59
Pedro Cerrano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League: Back to the Minors, Major League II, Major League

9
160 63
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot

10
127 62
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
A League of Their Own

11
108 49
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bad News Bears

12
111 43
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
For Love of the Game

13
90 53
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film

14
107 54
Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
The Sandlot

15
75 40
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*

16
73 54
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League

17
71 48
Marla Hooch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added A League of Their Own

18
61 53
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League

19
60 39
Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Field of Dreams

20
72 63
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers
Eastbound & Down

21
60 47
Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Moneyball

22
59 47
Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Angels in the Outfield

23
45 37
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*

24
61 56
Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Brewster's Millions

25
53 55
Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Mr. Baseball