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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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Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaugh... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Charlie Sheen in Major League II
2
Benjamin Franklin Rodrig... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Mike Vitar in The Sandlot
3
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kevin Costner in Bull Durham
4
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Robert Redford in The Natural
5
Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own
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Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
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Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added
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Pedro Cerrano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Dennis Haysbert in Major League: Back to the Minors
9
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Geena Davis in A League of Their Own
10
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Patrick Renna in The Sandlot
11
Coach Morris Buttermaker... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Walter Matthau in Bad News Bears
12
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Tim Robbins in Bull Durham
13
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kevin Costner in For Love of the Game
14
Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Tom Guiry in The Sandlot
15
Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams
16
Marla Hooch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Megan Cavanagh in A League of Their Own
17
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added Thomas Jane in 61*
18
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Tom Berenger in Major League
19
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Corbin Bernsen in Major League
20
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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Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Tom Selleck in Mr. Baseball
22
Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added
23
Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Richard Pryor in Brewster's Millions
24
Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Tony Danza in Angels in the Outfield
25
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added Barry Pepper in 61*