A League of Their Own, director Penny Marshall’s hit 1992 dramedy set in the WW2-era women’s professional baseball league, has more angles than a con artist. It also has Tom Hanks in top comic form.
No baseball player in a movie has ever talked like “Crash” Davis, the aging minor-league catcher played by Kevin Costner in Bull Durham. Next to All About Eve, it may have the best dialogue in Hollywood history.
Bang the Drum Slowly stars a young Robert DeNiro playing a professional baseball catcher with Hodgkin’s Disease. Remarkably, it's a very funny movie that's less about death than about the world of baseball.