Monday, March 31, 2014

25 Years Ago- Major League Movie

Twenty-five years ago this April, one of the greatest sports films was released. “Major League” was filmed right here in Wisconsin at former Milwaukee County Stadium. The film includes memorable characters Ricky Vaughn, Jake Taylor, Willie Mays Hayes and Pedro Cerrano, who take part in a fictional version of the 1989 Cleveland Indians, thrown together by the team's owner, Rachel Phelps, who wanted the worst team possible so she could move it to Florida. Despite the team’s lack of talent, the players come together to win games just to spite the owner. “Major League” is a fantastic comedy, and I still laugh out loud whenever I watch it.  Bob Uecker provides some great laughs as Indians announcer Harry Doyle. Also starring in the movie are Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert and Wesley Snipes.

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