9 baseball films to watch throughout the season

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

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Everyone loves a good comeback story. "The Natural" is exactly that, with an almost melodramatic story line that plays on everything romantic about baseball. Some argue it's the greatest baseball movie ever made.

It stars Robert Redford as the fictional "Roy Hobbs" who embodies the fabled images of every hero the diamond has seen.

The finale of "The Natural" is exactly why people love this movie, and baseball in general. With two outs at the bottom of the ninth, Hobbs is up to plate with blood seeping through his jersey. He has two strikes before he sends the ball flying in slow motion. Lightning flashes, the camera pans to young fans in the stands holding their breath, and it's a home run! The small-town boy becomes "the best there is." "The Natural" is rated PG.
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