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It’s Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, sports fans!   YES!

It’s that glorious time of the year where we all have hopes of making it to the World Series and grabbing a championship!

The smell of the beer and hot dogs is in the air!   So, after you watch your team in action today, how about a good baseball movie?   That’s why we’re making this list!

And because we already did the Top 5 Baseball Movies Of All Time list……we’re switching it up!   These are all films based on true stories!   So get ready for East Side Dave’s Top 5 Non-Fiction Baseball Movies!   Play ball!

 

5.) 61

A great flick about the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris trying to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record…with great performances and cool shots of early ’60’s Yankee Stadium.

 

4.) Cobb

Highly-underrated movie about baseball villain and overall bad man, Ty Cobb.  A fascinating watch.

Cobb - Trailer

Tyrus Raymond Cobb played baseball like a man charging a machine-gun nest. He gave no quarter, took no prisoners. And when his Hall of Fame career was over, ...

 

3.) Eight Men Out

Writer/director John Sayles crafts a captivating film about the crooked 1919 Black Sox.

Eight Men Out Official Trailer #1 - Christopher Lloyd Movie (1988) HD

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2.) 42

Before he was Black Panther, the late, great Chadwick Boseman stars in this fantastic picture about barrier-breaker Jackie Robinson.

42 Official Trailer #2 (2013) - Harrison Ford Movie - Jackie Robinson Story HD

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1.) Moneyball

Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor, this excellent movie is arguably the greatest behind-the-scenes baseball film ever.

Moneyball (2011) Movie Trailer - HD - Brad Pitt

The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysi...

 

"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Contributor & Coordinator. And all-around decent human.