Entertainment 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
222 73
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
223 82
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot
3
188 73
Willie Mays Hayes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Major League, Major League II
4
191 69
Roy Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Natural
5
165 59
Pedro Cerrano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League: Back to the Minors, Major League II, Major League
6
196 72
Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added A League of Their Own
7
195 71
Crash Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bull Durham
8
152 43
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
9
171 69
Hamilton 'Ham' Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added The Sandlot
10
142 66
Dottie Hinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
A League of Their Own
11
121 54
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Bad News Bears
12
123 49
Billy Chapel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
For Love of the Game
13
102 55
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
14
111 61
Scotty Smalls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
The Sandlot
15
83 42
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*
16
79 58
Roger Dorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League
17
78 51
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
68 57
Jake Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Major League
19
71 42
Ray Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Field of Dreams
20
78 67
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Kenny Powers
Eastbound & Down
21
62 52
Billy Beane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
andy-lautenschleger added Moneyball
22
50 39
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
RobLein added 61*
23
64 50
Mel Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
carlybobarly added Angels in the Outfield
24
64 59
Montgomery Brewster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Brewster's Millions
25
61 57
Jack Elliot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Player Characters in Film
Mr. Baseball