No American sport is more romanticized than baseball, which is why baseball makes such a fantastic subject for movies. The audience is already primed to accept the dramatic narrative. All the filmmakers have to do is not blow it.
Sadly, many filmmakers do blow it. For every classic baseball film out there—your Bull Durhams, your Naturals, your Sandlots, your Major Leagues, and yes, even your Fields of Dreams—there’s at least one that really, really sucks.
It’s these baseball movies, the ones that suck, that are the subject of today’s list. Take a look and find out how many truly awful baseball movies you’ve seen. Then make a mental note never to watch them again.
Oh, and this should go without saying but, from here on out, SPOILER ALERT.