Major LeagueApril 7, 1989
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Release Year: 1989
Rating: 6.9/10 (26,625 voted)
David S. Ward
Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen
An exotic dancer marries the owner of a baseball club. He does not survive the honeymoon and she is in control of his ball club. she wants to move to warmer climes where some new stadiums have been built, but her lease has only one escape clause, poor attendance. She fields the worst team she can find. The attitude of the owner gives the misfits and losers something to rally around and they fight back.
Willie Mays Hayes
When these three oddballs try to play hardball, the result is totally screwball.
Release Date: 7 April 1989
Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,836,265
(9 April 1989)
Did You Know?
The restaurant where Lynn Wells (Rene Russo) is spotted on a date is in Milwaukee. It was at the time a gourmet restaurant, stood empty for a time and then was a Russian Restaurant and dance club. It again sat empty for a period and is currently (2005) a Baptist Church.
In the top of the 9th during the one game playoff against the Yankees, the stadium clock reads 10:20 PM as Vaughn is coming in from the bullpen. In the bottom of the 9th right as the Duke comes in from the bullpen, the stadium clock still reads 10:20 PM.
Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
My first contact with Baseball…
As you might know, Baseball is not big in Germany. Hardly anybody knows or
understands the rules. People watch soccer here. Basketball gets bigger. But
So this movie, which many of my friends watched as well, was my first
contact with this interesting sport. Of course, it is a fairy tale. Of
course, the underdog won't get that big that it will beat everybody and win
the championship. Or will it?
Sports history tells us different. The story is the same in every sport.
Just two years ago, a team just promoted from second division won the German
This movie depicts the glorious story of a bunch of outsiders and
underachievers who finally win some games. And it is told in such a
wonderful manner that you can't but root for them on their way out of the
slumps. Yes! It is a simple story! But the characters are wonderful, the
wisecracking Harry Doyle incredibly funny and the finals… well… no
My most favorite moment is when oldtimer pitcher Harris is replaced by
Charlie Sheens character in the finals. In the first games of the season,
some die-hard fans had given Sheen the nickname "Wild thing" and sang the
famous song. Now, the whole crowd is chanting this song as Sheen steps onto
the field to pitch his largest enemy. This scene always gives me goosebumps.
It is splendid.
Many great moments, excellent humor and a fate you would wish for your
favorite sports team as well – unless you are one of those boring Yankees,
Bulls or Bayern Muenchen fans…