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9 baseball films to watch throughout the season

Published: Thursday, April 12 2012 5:45 p.m. MDT

There's something about baseball that begs to be translated onto the big screen. Tales of competition, vices, money, romance and sheer sport have all been inspired by this one simple game. Why does it make for such great storytelling? Maybe James Earl Jones said it best in "Field of Dreams" when he said, "The one constant through all the years 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." So for a game measured by nine innings and played with nine position players, here are nine movies to watch throughout the season:
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