Baseball Movies by AdelmanM

Champion(s):

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Runner(s)-Up:

Sean


Quiz Description

Answer these twelve questions related to baseball movies.

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Questions:

In A League of Their Own, the AAGPBL featured four teams. The World Series pitted Rockford and Racine against one another. Name both of the other cities, one in Wisconsin and one in Indiana, to have teams in the movie.

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Kenosha, South Bend

Though most of the actors in Moneyball play real people, Jonah Hill plays a fictional character named Peter Brand. This is because one of Billy Beane’s assistants would not consent to having his name or likeness used in the film. Who was this assistant, now an executive with the Cleveland Browns?

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Paul DePodesta

In Summer Catch, Freddie Prinze, Jr. plays a young baseball player for the Chatham Athletics, a team in which real-life amateur league.

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Cape Cod Baseball League

Getting the casting of the lead character right is hugely important to a successful baseball biopic. For example, Gary Cooper got an Oscar nomination as Lou Gehrig in Pride of the Yankees, while William Bendix is generally not looked kindly upon for his work in The Babe Ruth Story. Who was cast as Jackie Robinson in 1950’s The Jackie Robinson Story?

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Jackie Robinson

Speaking of The Babe Ruth Story, which song (long used in MGM movies both before and after 1948's The Babe Ruth Story going back at least as far as The Hollywood Revue of 1929) is William Bendix seen dancing to in this screenshot?

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Singin' in the Rain

Though some baseball movies feature actors who look awkward playing baseball, Little Big League stands out as one that does not have this problem. This is unsurprising as many of the actors played baseball in college or professionally. Three actors who portrayed Twins (the shortstop, first baseman, and a relief pitcher) in the movie even played in the majors. Name any one of the three.

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Leon Durham, Kevin Elster, Brad Lesley

Unlike the 1994 remake, 1951’s Angels in the Outfield is set in Pittsburgh, where which of the movie’s stars met and began dating Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner not long before marrying Tony Curtis?

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Janet Leigh

It’s fairly well-known that the Bears in 1976’s Bad News Bears were sponsored by Chico’s Bail Bonds, but what restaurant chain sponsored the Yankees in that movie?

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Denny's

Bull Durham writer and director Ron Shelton drew inspiration from his own career as a minor league baseball player in the Baltimore Orioles system. Though he never made it to the majors, he is set to be inducted on July 7 into the Hall of Fame of which minor league franchise, the former AAA affiliate of the Orioles?

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Rochester Red Wings

When Chuck, a Little League baseball player, gives up the sport he loves until nuclear disarmament is achieved, he is joined in his boycott by professional basketball player “Amazing Grace” Smith along with many other athletes from around the country. Which Basketball Hall of Famer, whose number 2 has been retired by the Denver Nuggets, played “Amazing Grace” in Amazing Grace and Chuck?

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Alex English

Whose stats are seen here on baseball-reference.com?

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Archibald "Moonlight" Graham

Which movie (and the book upon which it is based) takes its title from the lyrics of the song “Streets of Laredo,” which is about a young, dying cowboy. It is sung in the movie by a New York Mammoths player during a rain delay.

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Bang the Drum Slowly