The movie pictured in the image below is of one of the greatest baseball movies ever made. I have loved it ever since I first saw it on TV back in the 60s. The story revolves around a science teacher that accidentally discovers a liquid that causes a baseball to repel wood. It is such a fun movie about how he leaves the lab for his first love - baseball. It makes me think about the many great baseball movies. Here are a few that I remember.
The Natural is my all time favorite baseball movie. I originally caught it at the movies. I love the mixture of baseball, reunited love and the triumph of principles over greed.
The Babe Ruth Story starring William Bendix was one that I first saw in the auditorium of PS 22 in the 50s. I so loved the story of the Babe's rise to fame from a Catholic orphanage.
A League of their Own tells the story of women's baseball during World War II. This wonderful story reminded us about a bit of forgotten history and how the sport continued back then.
Do you enjoy baseball movies? What is your favorite one. What did you like about it?