Top Baseball movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Moneyball on DVD Moneyball
Synopsis
An all-star cast brings to life the true story of Billy Beane, a former jock turned general manager who uses unconventional methods to bring the best players to the Oakland A's, a Major League Baseball team struggling against financial hardship.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock, Tammy Blanchard, Glenn Morshower, Kathryn Morris
Director
Director
Bennett Miller
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Trouble with the Curve on DVD Trouble with the Curve
Synopsis
Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick, Scott Eastwood, Joe Massingill, Matt Bush, Chelcie Ross
Director
Director
Robert Lorenz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Sports Stories
Rent The Benchwarmers on DVD The Benchwarmers
Synopsis
Humiliated as children on the baseball field, a trio of adult friends form a three-man team to take on the top Little League squads, becoming unlikely champions for uncoordinated kids everywhere.
Cast
Cast
Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson
Director
Director
Dennis Dugan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Slapstick, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories
Rent 42 on DVD 42
Synopsis
This biopic focuses on the relationship between baseball icon Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson and in 1947 made him the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.
Cast
Cast
Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Lucas Black, André Holland, Alan Tudyk, Brett Cullen, John C. McGinley, T.R. Knight, Brad Beyer, Jud Tylor
Director
Director
Brian Helgeland
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Baseball, Sports Stories, Period Pieces
Rent Fever Pitch on DVD Fever Pitch
Synopsis
Everything's going great between baseball fanatic Ben (Jimmy Fallon) and his new girlfriend, Lindsay (Drew Barrymore). But when spring rolls around and baseball season begins, Ben's overwhelming obsession with the Boston Red Sox threatens to destroy their relationship. Ione Skye and Kadee Strickland co-star in this Farrelly brothers comedy based on Nick Hornby's novel, which originally had its protagonist obsessed with soccer.
Cast
Cast
Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, JoBeth Williams, KaDee Strickland, Ione Skye, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler, Scott H. Severance, Jessamy R. Finet, Maureen Keiller, Lenny Clarke
Director
Director
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Sports Comedies, Baseball
Rent Bad News Bears on DVD Bad News Bears
Synopsis
By finding each kid's special talents, a grizzled little league coach named Buttermaker tries to lead a ragtag team of misfits and delinquents to victory in this remake of the 1970s classic.
Cast
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft, Ridge Canipe, Brandon Craggs, Jeff Davies, Timmy Deters, Carter Jenkins, Seth Adkins, Tyler Patrick Jones, Jeffrey Tedmori
Director
Director
Richard Linklater
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs
Rent The Rookie on DVD The Rookie
Synopsis
In this inspiring true story, Jim Morris strikes an intriguing bargain with the Texas high school baseball team he coaches: If they make the playoffs, he'll try out for the big leagues.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate, Russell Richardson, Raynor Scheine, David Blackwell
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Baseball, Blockbusters, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Million Dollar Arm on DVD Million Dollar Arm
Synopsis
Looking to save his failing business, sports agent J.B. Bernstein launches a reality show to find India's best cricketers, with the goal of turning them into professional baseball players and signing them to Major League contracts.
Cast
Cast
Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin
Director
Director
Craig Gillespie
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Disney
Rent Mr. 3000 on DVD Mr. 3000
Synopsis
A baseball star who retired with exactly 3,000 hits learns that three of his hits didn't count, and now he's making a comeback at age 47 to get three hits and preserve his Hall of Fame chances.
Cast
Cast
Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli, Brian White, Ian Anthony Dale, Evan Jones, Amaury Nolasco, Dondré T. Whitfield, Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth
Director
Director
Charles Stone III
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball
Rent Sugar on DVD Sugar
Synopsis
After he catches the eye of a scout while playing in his native Dominican Republic, baseball prospect Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the minor leagues in the Midwest, where he has difficultly adapting both on and off the field.
Cast
Cast
Algenis Pérez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, André Holland, Ann Whitney, Ellary Porterfield, Jaime Tirelli, Jose Rijo, Michael Gaston, Alina Vargas, Richard Bull, Kelvin Leonardo Garcia
Director
Director
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent The Sandlot on DVD The Sandlot
Synopsis
Eager to make friends, new-kid-in-town Scotty (Tom Guiry) heads for the neighborhood sandlot, hoping to join a pickup baseball game. He's not any good, but the others grow to accept him as they teach him about the sport. His joy turns to horror, though, when he launches a ball signed by Babe Ruth into the junkyard of a crotchety neighbor with a menacing dog. Frightened, the boys test their mettle when they scheme to retrieve the ball.
Cast
Cast
Denis Leary, James Earl Jones, Karen Allen, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Tom Guiry, Marley Shelton, Daniel Zacapa, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York
Director
Director
David M. Evans
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Sports Stories
Rent For Love of the Game on DVD For Love of the Game
Synopsis
An aging pitcher whose future on the mound is uncertain, Billy Chapel suddenly finds himself within reach of baseball's ultimate accomplishment: a perfect game. But his mind is elsewhere as (between pitches) he reflects on his failing relationship.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone, Brian Cox, J.K. Simmons, Vin Scully, Steve Lyons, Carmine Giovinazzo, Bill E. Rogers
Director
Director
Sam Raimi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Baseball, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Beer League on DVD Beer League
Synopsis
This laugh-out-loud sports comedy follows a motley squad of underdogs, led by slacker Artie DeVanzo, who'd rather perfect their beer-drinking skills than concentrate on improving their softball game -- until the league threatens to banish them.
Cast
Cast
Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Cara Buono, Anthony DeSando, Jimmy Palumbo, Joe Lo Truglio, Jerry Minor, Seymour Cassel, Michael Deeg, Laurie Metcalf
Director
Director
Frank Sebastiano
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Indie Comedies, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs
Rent Field of Dreams on DVD Field of Dreams
Synopsis
Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play. James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster co-star as a reclusive writer and a young slugger turned doctor, respectively, with Ray Liotta turning in a pivotal performance as "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley, Dwier Brown, Fern Persons, Kelly Coffield, Steve Eastin
Director
Director
Phil Alden Robinson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Final Season on DVD The Final Season
Synopsis
The tiny town of Norway, Iowa, loves baseball -- particularly the games played by the local high school team, the Tigers. So when authorities decide the town is too small for its own school, the residents are devastated. Sean Astin stars as the rookie coach who must lead the Tigers to victory for one last season in this touching drama based on a true story. Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano, Larry Miller and Tom Arnold co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano, Tom Arnold, Mackenzie Astin, Brett Claywell, Marshall Bell, Holly Bonelli, Larry Miller
Director
Director
David M. Evans
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Perfect Game on DVD The Perfect Game
Synopsis
A seemingly impossible dream of playing baseball for the United States becomes a reality for a group of youngsters from an impoverished Mexican city in this poignant drama based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Jake T. Austin, Emilie de Ravin, Bruce McGill, Jansen Panettiere, Moises Arias, Patricia Manterola, David Koechner, Louis Gossett Jr.
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Family Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Dramas Based on Real Life, Baseball, Sports Stories, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Natural on DVD The Natural
Synopsis
Gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs -- whose life has taken some unexpected turns -- becomes a 35-year-old rookie sensation who helps a cellar-dwelling team get back in the game in this mythic film that's as epic as America's national pastime.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth, Joe Don Baker, Darren McGavin
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Sandlot: Heading Home on DVD The Sandlot: Heading Home
Synopsis
When arrogant pro baseball superstar Tommy Santorelli is knocked unconscious by a pitch, he awakes as a 12-year-old playing ball on his neighborhood sandlot and must help his friends save the field from a loathsome real estate developer.
Cast
Cast
Danny Nucci, Luke Perry, Sarah Deakins, Sonja Bennett, Jay Brazeau, Chris Gauthier, Cainan Wiebe, Paul Jarrett, Brendan Beiser, Jason Bryden, Kai James, Keanu Pires, Cole Heppell
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Coming of Age, Baseball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Sandlot 2 on DVD The Sandlot 2
Synopsis
Ten years after a quirky group of boys first gathered in the titular sandlot to play America's favorite pastime, a new generation of baseball enthusiasts has formed -- and this time, they've even agreed to let three girls join the team! Things go well for the young players until a run-in with menacing neighbor Mr. Mertle and his ferocious dog threatens to ruin their summer fun. Stars Cole Evan Weiss and James Earl Jones. David M. Evans directs.
Cast
Cast
James Earl Jones, Cole Evan Weiss, Brett Kelly, James Willson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Samantha Burton, Neilen Benvegnu, Karen Allen, Sean Berdy, Teryl Rothery, Reece Thompson, McKenzie Freemantle
Director
Director
David M. Evans
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Baseball, Sports Comedies, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Sports Stories
Rent Bull Durham on DVD Bull Durham
Synopsis
The perennially pitiful Durham Bulls ink pitching phenom "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a gifted but undisciplined rookie, in hopes that he'll usher the team to victory. But it's up to seasoned bush-league catcher "Crash" Davis (Kevin Costner) to keep him in line. Meanwhile, a winsome groupie (Susan Sarandon) who confers sexual favors on a new player each season chooses Nuke as this year's beneficiary. The problem is, she's more attracted to Crash.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl, William O'Leary, David Neidorf, Danny Gans, Tom Silardi, Rick Marzan
Director
Director
Ron Shelton
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Sports Comedies, Sports Stories, Triumph of the Underdogs, Baseball
Rent A League of Their Own on DVD A League of Their Own
Synopsis
Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman, Megan Cavanagh, Tracy Reiner, Bitty Schram, Don S. Davis, Renee Coleman, Ann Cusack
Director
Director
Penny Marshall
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Women In Sports, Triumph of the Underdogs, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sports Stories, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12
Rent 61* on DVD 61*
Synopsis
Turning a thoughtful lens on New York Yankee baseball legends Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, director Billy Crystal's Emmy-winning HBO drama follows the two opposites as they attempt to break Babe Ruth's 1927 single-season home run record.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Michael Hall, Barry Pepper, Christopher McDonald, Joe Grifasi, Michael Nouri, Seymour Cassel, Thomas Jane, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer
Director
Director
Billy Crystal
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Made-for-TV Movies, HBO, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Summer Catch on DVD Summer Catch
Synopsis
Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is a blue-collar boy who dreams of becoming a Major League baseball player. Dreams aside, he makes it to "second base" when rich girl Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), who's visiting Cape Cod for the summer, falls hard for him. What's more, there's friction galore between Prinze's townie friends and members of his baseball team -- talented college kids who descend on the Cape each summer.
Cast
Cast
Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard, Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Bruce Davison, Brian Dennehy, Zena Grey, Tammy Arnold, Christian Kane, Cedric Pendleton
Director
Director
Michael Tollin
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Teen Comedies, Teen Romance, Sports Comedies, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Major League on DVD Major League
Synopsis
Determined to relocate her team of misfit players to a warmer climate, Cleveland Indians owner Rachel Phelps is banking on a losing season, which would make the move possible. Unfortunately for her, she's underestimated the motley crew's will to win.
Cast
Cast
Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, Charles Cyphers, Bob Uecker, Chelcie Ross, Dennis Haysbert
Director
Director
David S. Ward
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs, Late Night Comedies, Sports Stories
Rent The Bad News Bears on DVD The Bad News Bears
Synopsis
Walter Matthau stars as the grumbling, beer-guzzling Morris Buttermaker, a former minor-league pitcher roped into coaching a crass bunch of perpetually losing half-pint misfits. Desperate to win, Coach Morris brings in two ringers.
Cast
Cast
Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten, Ben Piazza, Jackie Earle Haley, Alfred Lutter, Chris Barnes, Erin Blunt, Jaime Escobedo, Scott Firestone, George Gonzales, Brett Marx
Director
Director
Michael Ritchie
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Blockbusters
Rent Fences on DVD Fences
Synopsis
Working as a trash collector in 1950s Pittsburgh, Troy Maxson struggles to raise his family while trying to transcend the bitter experience of being a talented baseball player denied the opportunity to play in the majors because of his race.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele
Director
Director
Denzel Washington
Genres
Genres
Drama, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces, African-American Dramas, Baseball
Rent Mickey on DVD Mickey
Synopsis
Best-selling author John Grisham deviates from his usual literary thrillers with this winning film that stars Harry Connick Jr. as Tripp Spence, a widower who goes on the run from the IRS with his 12-year-old baseball-phenomenon son, Derrick (Shawn Salinas). They assume new identities and flee to Las Vegas, where Derrick, now known as Mickey, joins a team that makes it to the Little League World Series. But will fame give away his true identity?
Cast
Cast
Harry Connick Jr., Sherri Richmond, Mark Joy, Mike Starr, Jason Kypros, Michael A. Tessiero, Richard Fullerton, Timothy Williams, Sam Wells, Shawn Salinas
Director
Director
Hugh Wilson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Baseball, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas
Rent Angels in the Outfield on DVD Angels in the Outfield
Synopsis
A foster child has two wishes: to be reunited with his dad and to see the California Angels win the pennant -- and the former depends on the latter. His prayers are answered when angels start helping the ballplayers, and the team begins to win.
Cast
Cast
Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Ben Johnson, Jay O. Sanders, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milton Davis Jr., Taylor Negron, Neal McDonough, Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Comedies, Triumph of the Underdogs, Baseball, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent The Pride of the Yankees on DVD The Pride of the Yankees
Synopsis
This is one of the greatest American stories about one of the greatest American heroes: baseball phenomenon Lou Gehrig. The film follows the Iron Horse from childhood to his later glory on the diamond.
Cast
Cast
Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey
Director
Director
Sam Wood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Biographies, Tearjerkers, Baseball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch on DVD Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
Synopsis
When Andrea joins the baseball team, golden retriever Buddy follows suit, proving his abilities at yet another sport. But while Buddy and Andrea are busy catching fly balls, two scheming scientists are dognapping Buddy's puppies.
Cast
Cast
Caitlin Wachs, Cynthia Stevenson, Kevin Zegers, Molly Hagan, Patrick Cranshaw, Frank C. Turner, Jay Brazeau, Richard Karn, Michael Teigen, Heather Feeney
Director
Director
Robert Vince
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Animal Tales, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Sports Stories, Disney
Rent American Pastime on DVD American Pastime
Synopsis
Behind the walls of a Japanese internment camp during World War II, Lyle Nomura (Aaron Yoo) mourns a baseball scholarship he'll never fulfill, while guard Billy (Gary Cole) wallows in bitterness over never making it beyond the minors. When Nomura falls for Billy's daughter (Sarah Drew), tensions rise, until Nomura's dad suggests a simple game of baseball. Desmond Nakano's drama unites the great American game with one of the country's darkest moments.
Cast
Cast
Gary Cole, Judy Ongg, Masatoshi Nakamura, Aaron Yoo, Jon Gries, Leonard Nam, Sarah Drew, Susanna Thompson, Tod Huntington
Director
Director
Desmond Nakano
Genres
Genres
Drama, Baseball, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Ken Burns: Baseball on DVD Ken Burns: Baseball
Synopsis
Documentarian Ken Burns takes a swing at baseball, chronicling the sport's signature people, places and events and its deep-rooted relationship to American culture. The pastime's history unfolds over nostalgic, informative "innings."
Cast
Cast
John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Charles McDowell, George Will, Buck O'Neil, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Red Barber, George Plimpton, Vin Scully, Studs Terkel
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, TV Miniseries, Sports Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Baseball, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, PBS
Rent Take Me Out to the Ball Game on DVD Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Synopsis
Here's one ball game you can't afford to miss. Film legends Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra join forces as the most talented double-play combination to hit the major leagues since Tinker to Evers to Chance. In the off-season, when they aren't throwing out base runners for team owner Esther Williams, the duo doubles as vaudeville's best musical act. With Kelly tap dancing and Ol' Blue Eyes balladeering, this grand-slam flick covers every base.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold
Director
Director
Busby Berkeley
Genres
Genres
Classics, Sports Comedies, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Touching Home on DVD Touching Home
Synopsis
Based on the lives of Miller twins Logan and Noah, this indie drama weaves knotty family relationships and crushed dreams into a tapestry of human emotion. After the Colorado Rockies cut Lane Winston (Logan Miller) and poor grades force his brother (Noah Miller) to chuck his college baseball career, the siblings return home to work in a quarry with their father, Charlie (Ed Harris). Will his alcoholism drive a wedge between Charlie and his sons?
Cast
Cast
Ed Harris, Brad Dourif, Noah Miller, Logan Miller, Ishiah Benben, Robert Forster, Brandon Hanson, Evan Jones, John Laughlin, Lee Meriwether
Director
Director
Logan Miller, Noah Miller
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Baseball
Rent Mr. Baseball on DVD Mr. Baseball
Synopsis
Jack Elliott's (Tom Selleck) baseball glory days are over, or so it seems. No longer the athlete he once was, he's traded to a pro team in Japan, where he promptly angers everyone around him with his arrogance and ignorance. Only the love of a Japanese woman, who teaches him to respect the culture of his new home, helps Jack redeem himself. Curiously enough, his batting average gets better as well. Dennis Haysbert and Aya Takanashi co-star.
Cast
Cast
Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert, Toshi Shioya, Kosuke Toyohara, Toshizo Fujiwara, Mak Takano, Kenji Morinaga, Joh Nishimura
Director
Director
Fred Schepisi
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Cobb on DVD Cobb
Synopsis
Sports reporter Al Stump (Robert Wuhl) is working on a plum assignment: a biography of the larger-than-life Detroit Tiger baseball player Ty Cobb (Tommy Lee Jones). But his dream quickly degenerates into a nightmare when he discovers that his hero is racist, self-centered and far from heroic. What is the truth about Ty Cobb? And should Al reveal it to the rest of the world?
Cast
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Ned Bellamy, Scott Burkholder, Allan Malamud, Bill Caplan, Lou Myers
Director
Director
Ron Shelton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Stories, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces, Baseball
Rent Game 6 on DVD Game 6
Synopsis
Legendary scribe Don DeLillo wrote this fascinating film about a New York playwright, Nicky Rogan (Michael Keaton), who's immersed in failure. Unable to ride the coattails of success no matter how hard he tries, Nicky distracts himself from his endless career woes by obsessing about those of others -- namely, the perpetual underdogs of baseball, the Boston Red Sox. But Nicky can't sit out the game of life forever. Michael Hoffman directs.
Cast
Cast
Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Shalom Harlow, Ari Graynor, Catherine O'Hara, Bebe Neuwirth, Tom Aldredge, Lillias White
Director
Director
Michael Hoffman
Genres
Genres
Independent, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Baseball, Sports Stories
Rent When It Was a Game on DVD When It Was a Game
Synopsis
As seen through the eyes of true baseball enthusiasts, this award-winning documentary tells the story of America's favorite pastime from the Depression to the 1950s, using footage shot from the movie cameras of fans and players. From the first color filming of a baseball game to the 1938 World Series and through the careers of legends such as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, the film thoroughly explores the history of baseball in America.
Cast
Cast
Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle
Director
Director
Steven Stern
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, TV Documentaries, HBO, Baseball, Sports & Fitness, HBO Documentaries
Rent A Mile in His Shoes on DVD A Mile in His Shoes
Synopsis
Dean Cain stars in this uplifting family drama as Arthur Murphy, manager of a minor-league baseball team that finds renewed inspiration when they hire new pitcher Mickey Tussler, a lad who happens to suffer from Asperger's syndrome.
Cast
Cast
Luke Schroder, Dean Cain, George Canyon, Chilton Crane, Jarod Joseph, Jesse Hutch, Andrew Wheeler, Jaren Brandt Bartlett, Anna Mae Routledge, Matthew Robert Kelly, Lee Tichon
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Baseball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent The Winning Season on DVD The Winning Season
Synopsis
When 12-year-old Joe Soshack (Shawn Hatosy) finds an exceedingly rare Honus Wagner baseball card worth more than half a million dollars, he reaps a reward that's better than money in this delightful made-for-TV confection. Suddenly transported back in time to the 1909 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joe comes face to face with the legendary Bucs shortstop (Matthew Modine).
Cast
Cast
Matthew Modine, Kristin Davis, Shawn Hatosy, William Lee Scott, Mark Rendall, Rebecca Gibson, Sharon Bajer, Chad Bruce, John Tench, Carin Moffat, Candace Smith
Director
Director
John Kent Harrison
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Fantasy, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball, Made-for-TV Movies, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Babe on DVD The Babe
Synopsis
From his start with the Boston Red Sox and controversial trade to the New York Yankees to his fall from stardom, this engaging biopic chronicles the tumultuous career and personal life of legendary ballplayer Babe Ruth.
Cast
Cast
John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Donat, James Cromwell, J.C. Quinn, Joe Ragno, Richard Tyson, Ralph Marrero
Director
Director
Arthur Hiller
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Chasing 3000 on DVD Chasing 3000
Synopsis
Determined to see Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente get his 3,000th hit, recently uprooted Pennsylvania brothers Mickey (Trevor Morgan) and Roger (Rory Culkin) make an unauthorized cross-country trek from Los Angeles to Three Rivers Stadium. The fact that Roger has muscular dystrophy is daunting ... but it's hardly a deterrent. Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly co-star in this Tribeca Film Festival selection based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Trevor Morgan, Rory Culkin, Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Tania Raymonde, M. Emmet Walsh, Seymour Cassel, Ricardo Chavira, Michael O'Keefe, Lori Petty, Willa Holland, Keith David
Director
Director
Gregory J. Lanesey
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Baseball
Rent The Bronx Is Burning on DVD The Bronx Is Burning
Synopsis
It's 1977 all over again in this ESPN original miniseries about the buildup to the New York Yankees' first World Series win under charismatic owner George Steinbrenner. A stellar ensemble cast includes Oliver Platt as Steinbrenner, John Turturro as Yankees manager Billy Martin, Max Casella as third-base coach (and eventual Yankees manager) Dick Howser and Daniel Sunjata as the legendary Reggie Jackson.
Cast
Cast
Oliver Platt, Daniel Sunjata, Christopher McDonald, John Turturro, Erik Jensen, Alex Cranmer, Darby Brown, Hans Hartman, Leonard Armond Robinson, Evan Hart, Bill Forchion, Tim Keinath, Rob Lavin, Dock Pollard, Lou Provenzano, Max Casella, Josh Pais
Director
Director
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Genres
Genres
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Rent Ken Burns: Baseball: The Tenth Inning on DVD Ken Burns: Baseball: The Tenth Inning
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America's beloved pastime continues to be chronicled in this PBS documentary, which delves into baseball's pulse in the modern world, lucrative contracts, drug controversies, hitting and home-run records for a new generation to admire, and more. The program features commentary from numerous sluggers, team officials and fans, and highlights the sport's cheer-worthy achievements as well as jarring setbacks. Ken Burns ("The Civil War") directs.
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Cast
Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken Jr.
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Director
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
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Rent The Stratton Story on DVD The Stratton Story
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Based on a true story, this inspirational sports drama centers on Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton (Jimmy Stewart), whose career came to an abrupt and premature end when a hunting accident in 1938 forced doctors to amputate his right leg. With a peg leg and the encouragement of his wife (June Allyson), Stratton made a successful comeback in 1946, pitching in the minor leagues well into the 1950s. The film won an Oscar for Best Screenplay.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Williams, Bruce Cowling, Cliff Clark, Mary Lawrence
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Director
Sam Wood
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Classics, Sports Stories, Classic Dramas, Baseball
Rent Soul of the Game on DVD Soul of the Game
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Before integration, the Negro League's stars -- pitcher Satchel Paige and catcher Josh Gibson -- are great friends on and off the baseball field. But their bond is tested when word spreads that African Americans will be drafted into the majors.
Cast
Cast
Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Edward Herrmann, Blair Underwood, R. Lee Ermey, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Gina Ravera, Obba Babatundé, Cylk Cozart, J.D. Hall, Jerry Hardin, Brent Jennings, Richard Riehle, Armand Asselin, Joey Banks
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Kevin Rodney Sullivan
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Rent When It Was a Game 3 on DVD When It Was a Game 3
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In this third entry of the ongoing HBO documentary series celebrating America's favorite pastime, the focus is on the 1960s, when Major League Baseball was slowly evolving from pure sport to big-bucks entertainment. Using footage of players and fans, the film covers the Yankees' ascension to greatness, the western expansion of both leagues, the increasing inclusion of black players and the rise of free agency.
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Cast
Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Roberte Clemente
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Director
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The sequel to The Bad News Bears sees the titular Little League team reeling from both their championship loss and the loss of their coach. To redeem themselves, they travel to Houston for a chance to play the top Japanese Little League team.
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Cast
William Devane, Clifton James, Jackie Earle Haley, Jimmy Baio, Chris Barnes, Erin Blunt, George Gonzales, Jaime Escobedo, Alfred Lutter, Brett Marx
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Michael Pressman
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Composed entirely of never-before-seen 8mm and 16mm footage filmed between 1925 and 1961 by baseball players, their families and their fans, this second chapter in the HBO series "When It Was a Game" brings many lost moments to life. Narrated by Peter Kessler, the documentary features clips of Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, Tommy Lasorda and Babe Ruth.
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Cast
Peter Kessler
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Director
Steven Hilliard Stern
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Rent Pitcher and the Pin-Up on DVD Pitcher and the Pin-Up
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Since childhood, Danny and Melissa knew they'd be lifelong friends. But their adult destinies lie along divergent paths, as Danny pursues a career in pro baseball while Melissa poses for Playboy in an effort to overcome youthful insecurities.
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Cast
Stephen Bishop, Wilford Brimley, Corinna Harney, Bo Hopkins, Marisol Nichols, John Saxon
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Drew Johnson
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This all-American installment of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" series tells the story of the nation's baseball parks, from the sandlots and wooden ballparks of the 19th century to the monolithic stadiums of today. Archival footage and interviews with baseball historians reveal how the concept of the baseball park was born and how the traditions we now treasure -- including the all-important hot dog -- came to light.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Rent Ring the Bell on DVD Ring the Bell
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Successful sports agent Rob Decker travels to a small town to recruit a high school baseball star and finds himself stuck there. As he works to sign his prospect, Rob also becomes aware of the simple and honest values of the locals.
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Cast
Ryan Scharoun, Ashley Anderson McCarthy, Casey Bond, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, Nickolas Wolf, Robert Caso, Craig C. Stewart, Trenell Mooring
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Thomas Weber
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Rent Angels in the Infield on DVD Angels in the Infield
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Aging baseball star Eddie Everett (Patrick Warburton) sees his self-confidence diminish after he screws up during a crucial play. So, Eddie's daughter Laurel (Brittney Irvin) decides it's time for her guardian angel, Bob Bulger (David Alan Grier), to step in and help Eddie turn things around. With Bob using his own pitching experience for guidance, Eddie starts to see his luck change -- in baseball as well as his family life.
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Cast
Patrick Warburton, Britt Irvin, Kurt Fuller, Rebecca Jenkins, Duane Davis, Beau Starr, Colin Fox, Peter Keleghan, Dan Duran, David Alan Grier, Leif Anderson
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Robert King
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Rent The Yankles on DVD The Yankles
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Charlie Jones, a down-and-out ex-baseball player, needs to meet a community service requirement by coaching. The problem is, no team will take him -- except the Yankles, an obscure orthodox yeshiva baseball team desperate for a coach.
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Cast
Brian Wimmer, Don Most, Bart Johnson, Michael Buster, Susanne Sutchy, Kenneth F. Brown, Jesse Bennett, Tyler Johnson, Matt Whittaker
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David R. Brooks
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Comedy, Indie Comedies, Sports Comedies, Baseball
Rent War Eagle, Arkansas on DVD War Eagle, Arkansas
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Gifted jock Enoch Cass (Luke Grimes) and best friend Wheels (Dan McCabe) have never let Enoch's speech impediment or Wheels's disabled body limit their friendship. But when Enoch's talent offers him a way out of War Eagle, their bond is tested to its breaking point. As college baseball scouts swarm and a new romance with his dream girl blooms, Enoch must decide whether to stay for the people he loves or leave for a life beyond his small town.
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Cast
Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Mary Kay Place, James McDaniel, Luke Grimes, Dan McCabe, Misti Traya, Lynnsee Provence, Paige Reynolds, Michael Williamson
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Robert Milazzo
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Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball
Rent Calvin Marshall on DVD Calvin Marshall
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Though he has no athletic ability whatsoever, college student Calvin Marshall (Alex Frost) is so blindly single-minded about making the school baseball team that Coach Little (Steve Zahn) -- a former minor league player -- relents and lets him on the squad. But when he's sidelined by an injury, Calvin has an opportunity to discover his true talent in life. Gary Lundgren directs this charming comedy that co-stars Michelle Lombardo.
Cast
Cast
Alex Frost, Michelle Lombardo, Steve Zahn, Noah Scott, Abbey Merow, Diedrich Bader, Grace Thorsen, Abraham Benrubi, Jeremy Sumpter, Darwin Barney, Andrew Wilson, Jane Adams, Douglas Rowe, Catherine E. Coulson, Cynthia Watros, Josh Fadem
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Rent Nine Innings from Ground Zero on DVD Nine Innings from Ground Zero
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Coming on the heels of the horrific terrorist attack in New York on Sept. 11, the Yankees' march to the World Series metamorphosed from a sporting event into a salve on a gaping, painful wound felt around the globe. This documentary chronicles the way America's beloved sport brought hope to a city desperately in need of it. It features interviews with Yankees manager Joe Torre, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, player Derek Jeter and more.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Ouisie Shapiro
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Genres
Documentary, HBO, HBO Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent The Bad News Bears Go to Japan! on DVD The Bad News Bears Go to Japan!
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The Bears are spirited off to Tokyo by Marvin Lazar, a slick and sleazy con artist who sees in the team a perfect peg for a get-rich-quick scheme. While the boys bumble their way through Japan, star player Kelly Leak falls for a local girl.
Cast
Cast
Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Antonio Inoki, Hatsune Ishihara, George Wyner, Lonny Chapman, Matthew Anton, Erin Blunt, Brett Marx
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John Berry
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Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories
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In director John Badham's congenial comedy, baseballers Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams) and Leon Carter (James Earl Jones) lead a group of fellow black players defecting from the Negro League in 1939 thanks to their unethical, tightfisted team owners. The duo soon strikes out on their own, forming a barnstorming squad that squares off against their white counterparts in pickup games. Richard Pryor is among the familiar faces in the topnotch cast.
Cast
Cast
Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson, Sam Birmingham Brison, Jophery C. Brown, DeWayne Jessie, Leon Wagner, Tony Burton, John McCurry, Stan Shaw, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Sam Laws, Alvin Childress
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John Badham
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Comedy, Sports Comedies, African-American Comedies, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Angels in the Outfield on DVD Angels in the Outfield
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are on a losing streak, and Coach McGovern's bad attitude could have something to do with it. But thanks to a meddling reporter, the prayers of an orphan girl and some help from above, the team may be on the road to a comeback.
Cast
Cast
Janet Leigh, Lewis Stone, Ellen Corby, Paul Douglas, Donna Corcoran, Keenan Wynn, Bruce Bennett, Spring Byington, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Bing Crosby
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Clarence Brown
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Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Baseball
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Focusing on one of baseball's more eccentric wrinkles, this documentary spotlights a pitch that's confounded batters and extended pitchers' careers. Archival footage combines with a look at two modern knuckleballers, R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield.
Cast
Cast
Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough, Phil Niekro
Director
Director
Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
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Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent 30 for 30: Catching Hell on DVD 30 for 30: Catching Hell
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This documentary uses the case of Steve Bartman -- the fan who interfered with an in-play ball and was vilified for costing the Chicago Cubs a crucial 2003 playoff game -- to examine the widespread phenomenon of scapegoating in the sports world.
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Cast
Steve Bartman, Matt Liston
Director
Director
Alex Gibney
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Baseball
Rent Fear Strikes Out on DVD Fear Strikes Out
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This absorbing biopic stars Anthony Perkins as Jimmy Piersall, whose talents on the baseball diamond take him to the Major Leagues as a Red Sox outfielder -- and whose desire to please his domineering dad lands him in a mental institution. During the 1952 season, Piersall's dramatic nervous breakdown plays out in front of a nationwide audience. Karl Malden is outstanding as Piersall's taskmaster father.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams, Perry Wilson, Peter J. Votrian, Richard Bull
Director
Director
Robert Mulligan
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Genres
Classics, Biographies, Baseball, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas, Classic Dramas
Rent 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus on DVD 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus
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Filmmaker Ron Shelton looks back on the year that NBA powerhouse Michael Jordan left basketball to play minor league baseball in the wake of his father's murder. Shelton chronicles Jordan's experiences with the Birmingham Barons.
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Cast
Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Ron Shelton
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Baseball
Rent The Boston Red Sox Movie on DVD The Boston Red Sox Movie
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Boston Red Sox fans are some of the most loyal in all of sportsdom. This documentary revolves around the team's relationship with those fans during the 2003 season and their magical playoff run -- which ultimately ended in heartbreak with a loss to the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS. Through behind-the-scenes footage and conversations with fans, the unique bond Bostonians have with their beloved Red Sox is fittingly illustrated.
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Cast
Jim Conners, Paul Costine, Steve Craven
Director
Director
Paul Doyle Jr.
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Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Baseball, Sports Stories
Rent 30 for 30: Four Days in October on DVD 30 for 30: Four Days in October
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Baseball's signature failure myth -- the Boston Red Sox's struggles against the New York Yankees -- ended in dramatic style when the Sox rallied from a three-game deficit to defeat their archrivals in the 2004 American League Championship Series.
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Cast
Director
Director
Gary Waksman
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Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Baseball
Rent Ballplayer: Pelotero on DVD Ballplayer: Pelotero
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John Leguizamo narrates this gritty documentary that takes an unprecedented look inside the world of Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic, focusing on two 15-year-olds who are top MLB prospects.
Cast
Cast
Jean Carlos Batista, Miguel Angel Sano, John Leguizamo
Director
Director
Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley
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Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Foreign Documentaries, Baseball, Latin America, Spanish Language
Rent Learn Baseball from the Pros on DVD Learn Baseball from the Pros
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Want to throw like a legend and hit like a champ? Young viewers craving first-rate instruction on the fundamental skills of baseball -- running bases, formulating pitches, batting and reading the field -- can be schooled by those who recruit and train the superstars of the Major League. Get tips on body positioning and footwork; the different kinds of pitches and how to throw them; how to grip, stand and swing properly; and more.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Education & Guidance, Baseball
Rent SportsCamp: Baseball on DVD SportsCamp: Baseball
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This action-packed installment of the SportsCamp series presents nine baseball training sessions designed especially for young players, their parents and coaches. Featuring appearances by three-time American League all-star and two-time World Series champ Bucky Dent and major league coaches Larry Hoskins and Wally Horsman, these engaging lessons cover throwing mechanics, pitching, infield techniques, base running, hitting and bunting.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Up for Grabs on DVD Up for Grabs
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Check out the unbelievably true story of the legal wrangling surrounding the record-setting home run ball hit by Barry Bonds at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. When one guy catches the "million dollar baseball" but another guy ends up with it amidst the crush of the crowd, who is the rightful owner? No one can seem to agree, but one thing is certain: Some people will go to amazing lengths for love of the game.
Cast
Cast
Marty Appel, Barry Bonds, Patrick Hayashi, Alex Popov, Ted Rowlands
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Michael Wranovics
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Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Baseball
Rent Baseball the Ripken Way: Pitching on DVD Baseball the Ripken Way: Pitching
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Drawing on techniques developed by their father Cal Ripken Sr., baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother Bill bring decades of experience to this coaching series, aimed at strengthening the skills of young athletes. Perfect for any player, this easy-to-follow tutorial covers the basics of pitching, illustrating each lesson with footage of the pros. Joining the Ripkens for this volume is former Orioles pitcher John Habyan.
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Cast
Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken, John Habyan
Director
Director
Genres
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Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Jackie Robinson:  My Story on DVD Jackie Robinson: My Story
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Taking baseball pioneer and civil rights symbol Jackie Robinson as its subject, this compelling docudrama blends powerful storytelling with interviews, newsreels and historical archival footage to tell his story like never before.
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Cast
Jackie Robinson, Stephen Hill
Director
Director
Marino Amoruso
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Baseball
Rent MLB: 2004 World Series on DVD MLB: 2004 World Series
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The curse is reversed! Eighty-six years after the Boston Red Sox last won a World Series (in 1918), the team breaks the curse of the Bambino, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four thrilling games. See all the heavy hitters -- from Johnny Damon to David Ortiz to Manny Ramirez -- along with great pitching from Curt Schilling and the bullpen as two titanic and talented teams slug it out for baseball's crowning glory.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent 30 for 30: Silly Little Game on DVD 30 for 30: Silly Little Game
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Discover the origins of fantasy sports through this documentary, which chronicles how an eccentric group of stat-crazed geeks formed the first baseball rotisserie league, unaware their game would someday spawn a $4 billion industry.
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Cast
Director
Director
Lucas Jansen, Adam Kurland
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Baseball
Rent The Slugger's Wife on DVD The Slugger's Wife
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Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) is a major league baseball player who meets and pursues an attractive singer (Rebecca De Mornay). After some setbacks, the two are married and sent on an emotional journey that sees his career take off, while hers doesn't. When she gives up her dreams to support her husband, she can't escape her own unhappiness. With a separation on the horizon, Darryl must choose between his big-league life and his one true love.
Cast
Cast
Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid, Cleavant Derricks, Lisa Langlois, Loudon Wainwright III, Georgann Johnson, Danny Tucker, Lynn Whitfield
Director
Director
Hal Ashby
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Sports Stories
Rent Baseball the Ripken Way: Defense on DVD Baseball the Ripken Way: Defense
Synopsis
Drawing on techniques developed by their father Cal Ripken Sr., baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother Bill bring decades of experience to this coaching series, aimed at strengthening the skills of young athletes. Perfect for any player, this easy-to-follow tutorial covers the ins and outs of an effective defense. In addition to drills for each lesson, this series also uses archival footage of pro players to illustrate each technique.
Cast
Cast
Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken, John Habyan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino on DVD Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino
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The 2004 World Series finally saw "The Curse of the Bambino" lifted as the Boston Red Sox rose to a well-earned victory -- to the overwhelming delight and relief of their legions of fans. This compelling documentary explains the whole story. Learn how the 1919 sale of Babe Ruth started the "curse," and relive the incredible days following the 2004 victory. Red Sox fans will cherish this disc. As for Yankees fans, well, there's always next year.
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Cast
Liev Schreiber
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Bleacher Bums on DVD Bleacher Bums
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Adapted from a 1979 stage play, Bleacher Bums details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they watch a hometown game. Marvin (Brad Garrett), Decker (Peter Riegert) and Zig (Wayne Knight) all gamble, much to Zig's wife's disapproval; meanwhile, blind Greg (Matt Craven) enjoys the game through pretty Melody (Sarain Boylan), who describes it to him. A seasoned ensemble cast creates winning chemistry in this slice-of-life comedy.
Cast
Cast
Hal Sparks, Wayne Knight, Peter Riegert, Brad Garrett, Matt Craven, Charles Durning, Maury Chaykin, Jeff Geddis, Mary Walsh, Sarain Boylan, Stephen Markle, Denny Berni
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Saul Rubinek
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Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Sports Stories, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Boston Red Sox: 2004 World Series on DVD Boston Red Sox: 2004 World Series
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Catch the most stunning comeback in baseball history with this uncut collection featuring 11 games from Boston's unforgettable 2004 postseason run to the title. Included are seven games from the League Championship Series in which the Bosox put the suicide squeeze on the Bronx Bombers, plus the four-game World Series sweep of the strong St. Louis Cardinals. Relive the glory as an 86-year drought ends for Boston's long-suffering fans.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent MLB: Baseball's Most Unbreakable Feats on DVD MLB: Baseball's Most Unbreakable Feats
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Sit back and witness the most amazing record-setting feats in the history of Major League Baseball. Roger Clemens hosts this awe-inspiring program, which covers Nolan Ryan's strikeouts, Cy Young's career wins, Pete Rose's career hits and much more. All the amazing players and teams are here, including Joe DiMaggio, Bob Gibson, Ted Williams, Rickey Henderson, Eric Gagne and multiple World Series champs the New York Yankees.
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Cast
Roger Clemens
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball, Sports Documentaries
Rent 30 for 30:  Fernando Nation on DVD 30 for 30: Fernando Nation
Synopsis
Left-hander Fernando Valenzuela was plucked from obscurity in Mexico in 1981 to become the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening-day pitcher. This spirited ESPN documentary explores Fernando's unique flair on the mound and his devastating screwball.
Cast
Cast
Fernando Valenzuela
Director
Director
Cruz Angeles
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Baseball
Rent Amazing Sports Bloopers on DVD Amazing Sports Bloopers
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Hosted by some of the biggest names in sports, including Charles Barkley, Reggie White, Dick Butkus and Rick Mahorn, this outrageous collection of hilarious bloopers from the world of sports will have you gasping for air. No major sport goes untouched as this compilation pulls clips of blunders, gaffes, pranks and spills from such venues as the basketball court, the football field, the hockey arena, the boxing ring and more.
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Cast
Reggie White, Charles Barkley, Dick Butkus, Dennis Scott, Jerome Kersey, Rick Mahorn
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Director
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Sports & Fitness, Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Soccer
Rent Training & Conditioning for Baseball on DVD Training & Conditioning for Baseball
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Whether you're a Little League benchwarmer or a Major League slugger, this workout drill from pro trainers Barry Weinberg and Bob Alejo can help improve play while reducing risk of injury. Forward and backward warm-up movements, lateral movements, combination drills, reaction drills and other techniques are covered in the tutorial, which features appearances by Mark McGwire, Dennis Eckersley, J.D. Drew, Jason Giambi and Tony LaRussa.
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Mark McGwire
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Director
Genres
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Sports & Fitness, Baseball, Education & Guidance
Rent Play Ball!: Basic Hitting on DVD Play Ball!: Basic Hitting
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Television star Ray Romano hosts this 45-minute instructional video featuring batting coach Reggie Smith. The program covers fundamentals of successful batting, from excellent vision, hand-eye coordination and sheer determination to basic hitting techniques, strategies, tips, practice drills and safety. Reggie leads a question-and-answer session in which kids ask the star player and coach for batting advice.
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Cast
Ray Romano, Reggie Smith
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Director
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Sports & Fitness, Baseball, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7
Rent Home Run Derby: Vol. 1 on DVD Home Run Derby: Vol. 1
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Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Harmon Killebrew and other top batters face off in this collection of episodes from "Home Run Derby," a celebrity sports show that pitted American Leaguers against National Leaguers for a cash prize.
Cast
Cast
Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Jackie Jensen, Harmon Killebrew, Rocky Colavito, Ken Boyer, Hank Aaron, Jim Lemon
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Director
Genres
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Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Yankeeography on DVD Yankeeography
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Yankee fans will delight in this soon-to-be collector's item that presents biographical information for some of the greatest names in Yankee history. From current Yankee stars to heroes of the past, this in-depth look at the lives of those responsible for baseball's most successful franchise includes Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson and Don Mattingly.
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Cast
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Director
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Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent The Littlest Leaguers / Baseball on DVD The Littlest Leaguers / Baseball
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Computer-animated characters Mitt, BB, Slugger, Stevie and the rest of the Little Leaguers are in the dugout to teach your littlest athletes the ins and outs (if not exactly the finer points) of America's national pastime. A fun blend of songs, comedy and animation makes it a blast for kids to learn everything they need to know to play the game.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Rent The New York Mets 1986 World Series on DVD The New York Mets 1986 World Series
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Packed with more than 20 hours of game footage and official programming, this collector's edition turns back the clock to relive the 1986 World Series and the New York Mets' historic win. Extras include postgame interviews with Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter, Ray Knight, Keith Hernandez and many more; the official trophy presentation; and Lenny Dykstra's game-winning home run during the National League Championship Series.
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Cast
Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter, Ray Knight, Keith Hernandez, Kevin Mitchell
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Reel Baseball: Films of the Silent Era on DVD Reel Baseball: Films of the Silent Era
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Enjoy some of the earliest portrayals of baseball in films through this winning collection of 11 shorts and two feature films. Highlights include Headin' Home, Babe Ruth's film debut in which he stars as himself, and The Busher, the story of a minor league pitcher making it to the big leagues. In addition to a rare look at early baseball, the short films also include laughs from cartoon favorite Felix the Cat and comic John Bunny.
Cast
Cast
Babe Ruth, Ruth Taylor, William Sheer, Margaret Seddon, Frances Victory, James A. Marcus, Charles Ray, Colleen Moore, Jack Gilbert, John Bunny, Harold Lockwood, John McGraw, Billy Bevan, DeWolf Hopper, Felix the Cat
Director
Director
Lawrence C. Windom, Jerome Storm, George D. Baker
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Genres
Classics, Silent Films, Baseball
Rent World Series 2009: Phillies vs. Yankees on DVD World Series 2009: Phillies vs. Yankees
Synopsis
Catch every thrilling moment of the 2009 Fall Classic as the reigning world champion Philadelphia Phillies, powered by Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, defend their title against Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and the rest of the New York Yankees. While Philadelphia sends prized midseason acquisitions Cliff Lee and Pedro Martinez to the mound in Games 1 and 2, New York counters with pitchers CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.
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Cast
Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Pedro Martinez, Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Major League Baseball: 2006 World Series on DVD Major League Baseball: 2006 World Series
Synopsis
Fans of the great American pastime will reminisce over every thrilling moment of the exciting 2006 baseball battle between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Each action-packed play and unbelievable home run is preserved for all time in this must-see classic sports video. From the first inning to the last, each crack of the bat and roar of the crowd is captured in unedited footage of the annual event so integral to American culture.
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Cast
St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
Rent Oakland A's Vintage World Series Film on DVD Oakland A's Vintage World Series Film
Synopsis
Distinguished by Catfish Hunter's pitching, Joe Rudi's and Bert Campaneri's hitting and an earthquake that nearly cancelled a championship, the Oakland A's have had a dramatic history in the World Series. This compilation celebrates the Athletics' glory through crowd-cheering highlights from the 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1989 championships, recapping each game and adding dugout and locker room footage.
Cast
Cast
Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Gene Tenace, Joe Rudi, Bert Campaneri
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Baseball
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