baseball

Jackie Robinson in 42

Based on the real-life player Jackie Robinson, “42” is a biographical film about the integration of Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball. He was the first African-American player to break the color barrier when he was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and wore the number 42 for his entire professional career. In his honor, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 throughout the league.

Squints

In The Sandlot, Michael “Squints” Palledorous (Chauncey Leopardi) earns his nickname for his black thick-framed glasses. He has a massive crush on lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn and will go to any lengths to get her attention.

Kenny Powers

In the HBO series Eastbound & Down, Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) is a once dominant pitcher whose career was cut short by his poor work ethic and bad temper. He works as a substitute gym teacher during his comeback to the Bigs.

Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn

Charlie Sheen stars in Major League as pitcher Rick Vaughn. When the Cleveland Indians owner wants to put out the worst team possible, they hire a cast of misfits including Vaughn. He has an amazing arm but lacks control, earning the nickname Wild Thing. That is, until he takes an eye exam and is fitted with skull-and-crossbones glasses.

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own stars Geena Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell as members of the Rockford Peaches, a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Go ahead and try sliding for home plate in this dress, but just remember that there’s no crying in baseball.