But, in the end what makes a great baseball movie is the same thing that makes the game our national pastime: Passion, heart and a feeling that on any given day, even those that had been counted out can rise and circle the bases in glory.
Click through and check out our 11 baseball movies that hit a home run!
It may have taken decades to come up with a Jackie Robinson biopic, but sometimes fate is a funny thing. It was worth the wait with Chadwick Boseman's powerful performance as the man who not only changed the face of the game, but opened the door to further equality in our society as a whole.
"There is no crying in baseball," Tom Hanks famously said in this classic baseball comedy. What is so special about A League of Their Own is it showed the real life women who played the game professionally when so many men were off fighting in World War II.
The game has produced its fair share of true stories on the big screen. But, there is something truly heartwarming about The Rookie and its tale of Dennis Quaid's charater who became a pro ball player so late in life.