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The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film 

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Updated November 21, 2019 6.6k votes 672 voters 7.2k views 38 items

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' Vaugh... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League II, Major League
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Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Natural
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Benjamin Franklin Rodrig... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot
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Pedro Cerrano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League: Back to the Minors, Major League II, Major League
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Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bull Durham
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Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added A League of Their Own
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Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League, Major League II
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Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams
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Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot
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Coach Morris Buttermaker... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bad News Bears
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Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
A League of Their Own
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Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
For Love of the Game
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Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
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Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Field of Dreams
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Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
The Sandlot
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Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League
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Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*
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Marla Hooch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added A League of Their Own
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Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League
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Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers
Eastbound & Down
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Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Moneyball
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Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Mr. Baseball
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Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*
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Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Brewster's Millions
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Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Angels in the Outfield