When it comes to sports movies, baseball is in a class of its own.
Like other games, it generates plenty of cinematic drama.
But baseball has a tense, creeping pace that makes it perfect for movies — no slow-motion required (except in the case of game-winning Henry Rowengartner floater pitches).
It’s no wonder America’s pastime has given us some of America’s favourite films — and biggest box office hits.
These movies hit the sweet spot of instant fan affection and commercial success.
This weekend, we’ll see where “Moneyball” ranks in this grand tradition.
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