Damn Yankees!  is an amusing retelling of the Faust legend set within the world of Major League Baseball. And it made an overnight star of an elastic redhead named Gwen Verdon.
Field of Dreams  may be the finest movie ever made about baseball. Not the game as it’s actually played but as a mythic place in the America psyche, eternal summer in which fathers and sons wile away the afternoons in an endless game of catch.