Film 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.

1
188 60
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

2
163 59
Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Jimmy Dugan A League of Their Own

3
181 70
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

4
160 60
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Roy Hobbs The Natural

5
131 32
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Shoeless Joe Jackson Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams

6
156 63
Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Willie Mays Hayes Major League, Major League II

7
157 60
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Crash Davis Bull Durham

8
137 56
Pedro Cerrano is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
147 57
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Hamilton 'Ham' Porter The Sandlot

10
118 56
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Dottie Hinson A League of Their Own

11
104 44
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Coach Morris Buttermaker Bad News Bears

12
101 41
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Billy Chapel For Love of the Game

13
75 49
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film

14
101 48
Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Scotty Smalls The Sandlot

15
73 36
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added Mickey Mantle 61*

16
67 50
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Roger Dorn Major League

17
66 43
Marla Hooch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Marla Hooch A League of Their Own

18
56 49
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Jake Taylor Major League

19
57 35
Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Ray Kinsella Field of Dreams

20
45 32
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added Roger Maris 61*

21
64 61
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

22
54 44
Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Billy Beane Moneyball

23
59 52
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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53 45
Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Mel Clark Angels in the Outfield

25
50 50
Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jack Elliot Mr. Baseball

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39 42
George 'Buck' Weaver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
George 'Buck' Weaver Eight Men Out

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46 45
Jimmy Morris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jimmy Morris The Rookie

28
45 52
Gus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Gus The Benchwarmers

29
41 57
Stan Ross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Stan Ross Mr. 3000

30
41 52
Jack Parkman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jack Parkman Major League II

31
13 13
kit in a league of their own is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
seanmcm added kit in a league of their own

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36 59
Steve Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Steve Nebraska The Scout

33
23 59
Rex Pennebaker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Rex Pennebaker Mr. 3000

34
27 63
Ryan Dunne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Ryan Dunne Summer Catch

35
17 51
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

36
17 56
Bobby Rayburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bobby Rayburn The Fan

37
5 26
Jake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jake

38
11 61
Mickey Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Mickey Dominguez Summer Catch

39
1 16
knox george is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
seanmcm added knox george