It Happens Every Spring

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?


  1. I like Fever Pitch, because it's a great movie and not so much about baseball. I don't really like baseball. :)

  2. I commented on your fb, and Field of Dreams and The Natural are two of my favorites.

    Also loved A League of Their Own.

    We are enjoying baseball on TV!

  3. I usually don't like sports movies. I found Field of Dreams to be slow, boring, and was glad when it ended. I did like League of their own, but I am a Tom Hanks Fan. I did like the Sandra Bullock one about the football player.

  4. No list of baseball movies can be complete without the mention of "Rhubarb (1951)
    "Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. "

  5. A Field of Dreams and A League of Their Own are my favorites!


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