Countdown to season opener: The 10 Best Baseball Movies #4 "Eight Men Out" (1988)

@JohnRoberts (60972)
Los Angeles, California
March 31, 2016 10:23am CST
Noted independent filmmaker John Sayles exquisitely detailed the 1919 Black Sox scandal which nearly destroyed major league baseball. The eight men out were Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing the World Series in a fix engineered by notorious gambler Arnold Rothstein. The players did it because White Sox owner Charles Comisky was a cheapskate. Legendary player Shoeless Joe Jackson was banned from the game despite playing well because of allegations he was in the know: "Say it ain't so, Joe." Period atmosphere is superb. The stellar cast includes a young Charlie Sheen and John Cusack. Image is Pixabay
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Mar 16
I quite liked this one. Good choice.
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@1hopefulman (31605)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
Even Shoeless Joe?
@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Mar 16
Shoeless Joe was kicked out of the major leagues for life and banned from the hall of fame.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25827)
• United States
1 Apr 16
I really don't care for baseball.