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
198 67
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
196 76
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot

3
172 63
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
172 63
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bull Durham

5
138 35
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams

6
169 65
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Natural

7
166 69
Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League, Major League II

8
147 58
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
155 62
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot

10
124 59
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
A League of Their Own

11
107 46
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bad News Bears

12
107 43
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
For Love of the Game

13
87 52
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film

14
103 51
Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
The Sandlot

15
73 38
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*

16
71 52
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League

17
69 45
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
60 50
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League

19
58 37
Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Field of Dreams

20
58 45
Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Moneyball

21
68 63
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

22
45 34
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*

23
60 54
Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Brewster's Millions

24
55 47
Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Angels in the Outfield

25
53 52
Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Mr. Baseball