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
190 63
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
188 70
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot

3
165 60
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
159 64
Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League, Major League II

5
162 61
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Natural

6
133 33
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
162 61
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bull Durham

8
138 56
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
151 58
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot

10
119 57
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
A League of Their Own

11
105 44
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bad News Bears

12
103 41
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
For Love of the Game

13
78 50
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
The Sandlot

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

16
68 50
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League

17
68 44
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
57 49
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League

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

20
65 61
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

21
55 44
Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Moneyball

22
45 32
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*

23
60 52
Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Brewster's Millions

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

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

26
41 42
George 'Buck' Weaver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Eight Men Out

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

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

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

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

33
24 59
Rex Pennebaker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Mr. 3000

34
0 0
lazarbeam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
23ryanjohnston added lazarbeam

35
27 63
Ryan Dunne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Summer Catch

36
17 51
Bingo Long is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

37
19 56
Bobby Rayburn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
The Fan

38
5 26
Jake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Jake

39
11 61
Mickey Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Summer Catch

40
1 16
knox george is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
seanmcm added knox george