Favorite Fictional Movie or TV Baseball Team

by urbanemovies | created - 21 Jan 2016 | updated - 29 Apr 2018 | Public

Baseball fans are unwavering in their support of their favorite professional, college, high school or Little League teams. Usually, there is a reason behind their loyalty to a particular team, be it geographical, a favored player or a team's style of play. Likewise, fictional movie and TV baseball teams earn similar fan praise with endearing characters and a compelling approach to the game.

Which fictional movie or television baseball team* earns your support by being the type of team you would root for?

* baseball teams must feature both a fictional team name and a fictional roster that never played together on the same team.

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1. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 101,305 | Gross: $64.43M

Dyersville "Old Timers"

2. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 40,456 | Gross: $47.95M

New York Knights

3. Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

65 Metascore

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Votes: 19,448 | Gross: $32.87M

Chico's Bail Bonds "Bad News" Bears

4. The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Sport

25 Metascore

A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children's Little League squads.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: David Spade, Jon Heder, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 46,131 | Gross: $57.65M

Benchwarmers

5. Casey at the Bat (1927)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

Casey is a slovenly junk man in a turn of the twentieth century hick town who has a remarkable ability to play baseball. An unscrupulous New York scout signs him up, so Casey and his ... See full summary »

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: Wallace Beery, Zasu Pitts, Ford Sterling, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 12 | Gross: $0.43M

6. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 338,848

Burlington Drifters, Capital City Capitals, Salem Boulevardiers, Springfield Floozies, Springfield Meltdowns, Springfield Excitement, Shelbyville Shelbyvillians and Springfield Isotopes

7. Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Many years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach Physical Education at his old middle school.

Stars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon, Elizabeth De Razzo

Votes: 48,077

Myrtle Beach Mermen

8. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

80 Metascore

The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 5,037

New York Mammoths

9. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 305,416

South Park Cows

10. Ed (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

25 Metascore

A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook, Gene Ross, Paul Hewitt

Votes: 7,938 | Gross: $6.29M

Santa Rosa Rockets

11. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett

Votes: 2,933

Wolves

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 63,303

Hoboken Zephyrs

13. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy

83 Metascore

In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch

Votes: 48,463 | Gross: $3.37M

Southeast Texas University Cherokees

14. The Kid from Left Field (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Sport

Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris... See full summary »

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 318

Bisons

15. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 185,834

Roswell Greys

16. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 33,255 | Gross: $38.80M

Hackensack Bulls

17. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson

Votes: 1,489

Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Chicago Charcoal Kings, St. Louis Ebony Aces

18. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 46,018

Logicians (All-Vulcan baseball team), London Kings, Niners (command crew of Deep Space Nine), Pike City Pioneers, Borg's

19. Back in the Game (2013–2014)

60 min | Comedy

Centers on Terry Gannon, a recently divorced single mother who temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer-swilling former baseball player. She reluctantly starts coaching her ... See full summary »

Stars: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Benjamin Koldyke, Griffin Gluck

Votes: 1,762

Westlake Township Angels

20. Clubhouse (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A teenage boy lives out his biggest dream as the batboy for a major league baseball team.

Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Dean Cain, Dan Byrd, Kirsten Storms

Votes: 542

New York Empires

21. Monk (2002–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard

Votes: 60,029

San Francisco Saints

22. Psych (2006–2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 78,358

Santa Barbara Seabirds

23. Veronica Mars (2004– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 64,224

Neptune Pirates

24. Bob's Burgers (2011– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 57,621

Wonder Wharf Wonderdogs

25. Brockmire (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town a decade later.

Stars: Hank Azaria, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Amanda Peet, Hemky Madera

Votes: 3,427

Morristown Frackers

26. Rhubarb (1951)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley

Votes: 554

Brooklyn Loons



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