In 1898, Thomas Edison produced the first baseball movie: The Ball Game, which featured two amateur teams from Newark, New Jersey playing their hearts out. Over a century has passed since that first baseball movie and more than two-hundred fifty baseball movies, series, and documentaries have been produced.
Baseball Almanac wants to do some work for you and suggest a title "worth" adding to your baseball film collection. Each month we will review a set of possible movies and select one which we believe you will enjoy viewing.
"I was the player that plunked Reagan with a ball between the eyes as he was heading for second." - Peanuts Lowrey on 'The Winning Team'
Did you know that the first feature length baseball movie was released in 1915 and its title was Right Off The Bat?
In the final genre seen above, none are more famous and more desirable than the Ken Burns 'Baseball' series. We own both the VHS & DVD.