Play ball! April is here and with it comes another baseball season. Before Opening Day on Sunday, get in the mood for another season by checking out some baseball movies on Netflix. From the classic films like “Major League,” to documentaries like “Four Nights In October,” here are over 10 baseball movies available for you to watch on the streaming service this month.
1. “Major League”
Considered by many to be one of the greatest baseball movies of all time, “Major League” tells the story of a misfit Cleveland Indians team that defies expectations by becoming a winning ball club. Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes and Rene Russo star in the 1989 classic.
2. “The Benchwarmers”
Three guys in their 30s — Gus (Rob Schneider), Richie (David Spade) and Clark (Jon Heder) — stand up for kids who are bullied or might not be the best athletes in this 2006 baseball comedy. The three friends form a little league team of their own and put mean teams to shame.
3. “The Day The Series Stopped”
One of the scariest moments in World Series history was Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s. “The Day The Series Stopped” tells the story of the night an earthquake rocked Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
4. “A League of Their Own”
The movie that taught everyone “there’s no crying in baseball.” Tom Hanks, Madonna and Geena Davis star in this movie about the first female baseball league that was formed when men were off fighting in war.
5. “The Battered Bastards of Baseball”
A Netflix documentary that tells the tale of an “underdog” independent baseball team called the Portland Mavericks. The team, described as “the real life ‘Bad News Bears’” was started by “Bonanza” star Bing Russell in 1973.
6. “A Mile in his Shoes”
Mickey Tussler (Luke Schroder), is a pitcher with Asperger’s syndrome who brings inspiration to his minor league baseball team. As the season goes on, Mickey starts to have a positive effect on the team around him.
7. “Four Days in October”
Part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” film series, this documentary tells the story of the Boston Red Sox epic comeback over the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship series. Down three games to none, the Red Sox would win four straight games to reach the World Series and end “The Curse of the Bambino.”
8. “One Hit From Home”
A pro baseball player’s career comes to an end due to an injury. He then returns to his home and finds comfort in the life he had before his baseball life.
This Major League Baseball documentary tells the story of modern day knuckleball pitchers. The knuckleball is one of the most unique pitches in baseball and is one that could often stump batters. Pitchers Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey are featured.
10. “The Perfect Game”
“The Perfect Game” is a feel-good film from 2009 based on the true story of a group of boys from Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
11. “You Don’t Know Bo”
Bo Jackson is one of the greatest athletes of all time after playing both professional football and baseball. “You Don’t Know Bo” is an ESPN documentary that tells the story of Jackson and his years playing for the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Raiders.