PS: Favorite Baseball Movie or Mini-Series Biopic?

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Which biographical movie, mini-series or documentary about a real-life baseball player, coach, support staff or entire team is your favorite?

See the partial list of biographical baseball stories, as told through the movies, television or streaming media here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021813044/
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Supplemental and Honorable Mention Options

Lesser Seen Biographical Movies (<500 IMDb votes)

Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige 1981 | TV Movie Leroy 'Satchel' Paige

A Winner Never Quits 1986 | TV Movie Peter "Pete" Gray

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson 1990 | TV Movie Jack "Jackie" Robinson

It's Good to Be Alive 1974 | TV Movie Roy "Campy" Campanella

Headin' Home 1920 | Movie George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. aka "The Bambino" or "The Sultan of Swat"

Weeds on Fire 2016 | Movie Hong Kong's Sha Tin District Shatin Martins Youth Baseball Team

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story 1977 | TV Movie Ronald "Ron" LeFlore

In-Development Biographical Baseball Movies (Possible Future Options)

The Hill | Movie Ricky Hill ??? or Richard Hill ???

The Silent Natural | Movie William "Dummy" Hoy

Against the Odds | Movie 2015 Red Land, Texas Little League World Series Baseball Team 

Fastball on the Outside Corner: The Josh Gibson Story | Movie Joshua Gibson Booty

Clemente | Movie Roberto "Arriba" Clemente aka The Great One

The Proudest | Movie William "Billy" Martin

Untitled Lenny Dykstra Project | Movie Lenny "Nails" Dykstra aka Dude

Untitled Yasiel Puig Project | Movie Yasiel "Wild Horse" Puig

Untitled Hank Aaron Biopic | Movie Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron aka Hammer or Bad Henry

Banzai Babe Ruth | Movie 1934 Japan Tour American League All-Stars

Marge | Movie Marge Schott

Dock | Movie Dock Ellis

Effa | Movie Effa Louise Manley

High Five | Movie Glenn Burke

Untitled Charley Pride Project | Movie Charles Pride

Documentary Biographical Baseball Movies

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 | Movie Hank "Hammerin' Hank" Greenberg aka "Hankus Pankus" and "The Hebrew Hammer"

Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream 1995 | Movie Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron aka Hammer or Bad Henry

This Old Cub 2004 | Movie Ronald "Ron" Santo

Set Apart: The Jim Abbott Story 2018 | TV Movie James "Jim" Abbott
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Lesser Seen Biographical Movies (<500 IMDb votes)

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story 1977 | TV Movie Henry Louis "The Iron Horse" Gehrig and Eleanor Gehrig

Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way 1997 | TV Movie Henry Louis "The Iron Horse" Gehrig

The Vancouver Asahi 2014 | Movie  1930's Vancouver Asahi, a Japanese-Canadian Baseball Team

Documentary Biographical Baseball Movies

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Team Israel entry into 2017 World Baseball Classic

Dubious Biographical Baseball Movies

A League of Their Own 1992 | Movie
A League of Their Own's (1992) lead characters Geena Davis as Dorothy "Dottie" Hinson (#8, catcher/assistant manager) and Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan (manager) are loosely based on Dottie Green / Dorothy Kamenshek and Jimmie Foxx, while all other character are purely fictional as is the film.

Hardball 2001 | Movie
Hardball's (2001) screenplay by John Gatins is based on the non-fiction book Hardball: A Season in the Projects, but is not based on a particular real-life person or events.
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eight men out...
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Urb,

My vote: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
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The pride of the Yankees of 61*
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Both are great movies, even if you are not a Yankee fan.
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BASEBALL BIOPICS THAT NEED TO BE MADE

"Baseball movies don't tend to do great business outside of baseball fans, and sometimes that's because the movie in question isn't very good (see: my oft-repeated, multi-chapter rant on fundamental game errors in The Scout). Other times, the film isn't marketed correctly, focusing more on the "baseball" than the "movie" and not emphasizing the universal appeal of some of the game's great stories and characters.

We've had a decent run recently, though -- Moneyball and 42 came out better than I expected, and were received well -- and it's made me hopeful that we can revisit some of the game's greats (or interesting also-rans) at the multiplex."
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Since this is in quotes, I'm thinking someone else said this? If so, who was it?
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2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Major League Baseball and the 50th anniversary of the "Miracle Mets", one of the greatest upsets in World Series history. In honor of these dual anniversaries, we celebrate with two polls featuring the greatest fictional baseball hitters and pictures in movie or television history.
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You cite two polls: did you make another one? 

Perhaps this would be a good intro for one or both polls? (If you made two, I mean.)
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Yes, there are two other outstanding baseball-related poll suggestions. This introduction was originally intended for a hitter and picture fictional character poll set @  2PS: Best Fictional Movie or TV Baseball Characters.

Part One: Best Fictional Movie or TV Baseball Picture?
Which fictional baseball picture has the nastiest stuff on the mound, as well as, in terms of their on-screen performance?

Part Two: Best Fictional Movie or TV Baseball Hitter?
Which fictional baseball batter is the most clutch at the plate, as well as, in terms of their on-screen performance?
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bump
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My vote: Moneyball
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The Pride of the Yankees (1942) gets my vote.
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Today is the last day of the baseball regular season, October's playoffs include the 2019 League Championships and 2019 World Series.

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2019 World Series bump
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2019 World Series
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2019 World Series bump
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bump
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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

I am missing a poll suggestion, it is likely in the spam filter. Can you fish it out for me?

It is likely titled 2PS: Favorite Biographical "Father of ...." Movie or Episodic Series?
It references these two title lists:
Favorite "Father of ...." Movie Biopic? and
Favorite Biographical "Father of ...." Episodic Series?
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urbanemovies,

I am not seeing anything being held back by the spam filter. It's possible that Nikolay already rescued the thread. However, I did find this thread when I searched for it.

Threads removed by GS's spam filter may not be viewable admins. We've had a periodic problem of threads disappearing than reappearing a few hours later.

I've reported the problem in this thread:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/attn-gs-imdb-staff-threads-become-inaccessible-after-editing
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This disappeared Tuesday or Wednesday, so it's been 2-3 days since then. I will give it another day or so.
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urbanemovies and Dan Dassow, regarding that: while I can see comments trapped in the spam filter, threads seem to have a separate one, not that easy to access. 

I can see some of the removed ones from 2019, but nothing out of the ordinary. Weird.

P.S. Oh, and sorry for answering that in such a belated fashion. I'm ridiculously behind my usual GS routine with 300+ unread notifications still there. Hopeful to finish all of that today. 
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Thanks, for the update and checking.
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Barely seen, but Los Pequeños Gigantes is a Mexican Documentary/Dramatization of the first minor leagues team that went to play in the US and managed a perfect game. It is "acted" by the same kids that played that game and narrated by its coach.
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Great suggestion, sounds like one of the greatest baseball stories ever told.
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I just read Pencho15 suggestion and added the LOS PEQUEÑOS GIGANTES (THE LITTLE GIANTS, 1960) for it place in history via the 1957 Little League World Series and international regard as a film.  Can you re-push?

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Done.
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Thanks
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Eight Men Out.
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The way Moneyball portrayed Art Howe is unforgivable. 
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The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040142/reference
The famed slugger is played by Bendix,
who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability.
The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, 
including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.
William Bendix  William Bendix...George Herman 'Babe' Ruth

  
Trivia
William Bendix had been a bat boy at Yankee Stadium during the early 1920s, 
and had personally seen Babe Ruth hit over 100 home runs. 
Bendix was fired from his job after fulfilling Ruth's request 
for an order of 15 hot dogs and sodas before a game. 
After consuming the huge order, Ruth developed gastritis, 
and was unable to play that day, resulting in a Yankee loss.
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Babe Ruth (1895–1948)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0751899/
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth
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Its listed as an alternate biopic for Babe Ruth (9th poll choice), I limited each option to one spot and listed alternatives biopics below.



I like  William Bendix , your comments makes me want to see him play Bill 'Two Call' Johnson in  Kill the Umpire (1950).




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