Celluloid Heroes


I was trying to post this entry last night, but my @#*& browser kept “not responding” and I lost the whole think halfway through its creation. If it happens again today, you’ll hear me screaming all up and down the East Coast. Well, maybe just suburban Philadelphia, but you know what I mean.

So back to what I was writing about last night.

In honor of Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony, I’ve come up with a baseball-themed movie quiz. Granted, some of these movies will never be considered Oscar material. Then again, I don’t actually watch the Oscars because, 99% of the time, I’ve never seen any of the movies that are nominated. With two children, ages 10 and 7, the movies I get to see are more along the lines of Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Hotel For Dogs. Not exactly Oscar material.

OK – nine questions, some easy, some not so easy. Let’s see how you do!

1. The Rookie is based on the true story of what former major-league pitcher?

2. Tom Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan, in A League of Their Own, is loosely based on what real-life baseball player?

hanks.jpg3.  Former Phillies Pat Burrell, Doug Glanville, and Mike Lieberthal make cameo appearances portraying themselves in what movie, which takes place in the Cape Cod Baseball League?

4. In a scene from Fever Pitch, Lindsey (Drew Barrymore) starts naming various Red Sox items found in Ben’s (Jimmy Fallon) apartment. What is the only Yankees item she names?

5. A notably slimmer Barry Bonds makes a cameo appearance striking out against 12-year-old Henry Rowangartner in what movie?

bonds.jpg6. In The Sandlot, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez has a dream featuring what Hall-of-Famer?

7. In Field of Dreams, what is the name of the player that flashes briefly on Fenway Park’s scoreboard?

8. Former major-leaguer Ken Berry, who played 9 seasons for the Chicago White Sox, was a technical adviser for what movie, which also features the White Sox?

berry.jpg9. During the end credits of Bull Durham, a photo of what Yankee great can be seen in Annie Savoy’s baseball shrine?

Check back tomorrow for the answers. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this quiz, check out my music-themed quiz, Take Me Out To The Turntable.

Good luck! 



  1. bostonredsoxgirl46

    Sorry to hear about your browser not responding, I hate it when that happens– even worse when I lose my entries!
    1. Jimmy Morris.
    2. Jimmy Dugan?
    4. Toilet paper I think
    6. Babe Ruth
    7. Moonlight Grahm!
    That was fun!

  2. Jane Heller

    I’m ashamed to say I don’t remember any of these answers!!! And I’m a movie freak!!!! Oh, it’s hell to get old. BUT I’ll take a guess on #4: Yankees toilet paper. (I know that was in the movie somewhere.) And I’ll bet that #9 is Mickey Mantle.


  3. raysrenegade

    I will take a guess again this week.

    1. Jim Morris
    2. George Sisler…………I know he was a St Louis Browns player
    3. Summer Catch
    4. Yankee Toilet paper
    5. Rookie of the Year
    6. Sandy Koufax………..not sure of this one
    7. Archibald ” Moonlight” Graham
    8. Eight Men Out
    9. Thurman Munson

    I think I have two wrong……. Great quiz

    Rays Renegade.mlblogs.com


  4. rrrt

    Great job everybody! So far question number 2 is the only one without a correct answer. Will somebody get it later tonight?

  5. metmainman

    I know what you mean. I am 12 and want to watch action movies like Push and my little sister makes us go see Pink Panther 2. I honestly don’t know the answers to any of those questions. There are a million great baseball movies but I can never find them in Blockbuster or the library!
    And I know the little girl who plays Annie in the Bull Durham remake. She lives in my city. Did you know there was an actual player named Bull Durham?

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