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The 10 Best Movie Quotes About Baseball

baseballBaseball has been the context for many Hollywood movies.  From The Pride of the Yankees to The Bad News Bears, to Field of Dreams and Bull Durham, stories have been told about the grand old game.  As we near the start of a new season, here are the 10 best movie quotes about the great game of baseball.


“I love baseball. You know, it doesn't have to mean anything. It's just very beautiful to watch.”
Zelig (1983) – Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen) 

“When the bat meets that ball and you feel that ball just give, you know it's going to go a long way. Damn, if you don't feel like you're going to live forever.”
Eight Men Out (1988) – Buck Weaver (John Cusack) 

“Walt Whitman once said, "I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us." You could look it up.”
Bull Durham (1988) – Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) 

“I'd wake up at night with the smell of the ball park in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet... The thrill of the grass.”
Field of Dreams (1989) – Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta)
 

“Remember, fans, Tuesday is Die Hard Night. Free admission for anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won the pennant.”
Major League (1989) – Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker)
 

“Tonight, he will make the fateful walk to the loneliest spot in the world, the pitching mound at Yankee Stadium, to push the sun back into the sky and give us one more day of summer.”
For the Love of the Game (1999) – Vin Scully (himself)
 

Baseball is great. It's the only sport in the world that you can play while taking a nap.”
The Forgotten (2004) – Ash Correll (Dominic West)
 

Baseball should be the only thing on an eight year old boy's mind.”
Stolen Summer (2002) – Joe O-Malley (Aidan Quinn)
 

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and could be good again.”
Field of Dreams (1989) – Terrence Mann (James Earl Jones) 

“Man, this is baseball, you gotta stop thinking! Just have fun.”
The Sandlot (1993) – Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar)

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