Just a Bit Outside: “Major League” (1989)

Major League made baseball fun again. An expertly silly look at the then-perenially awful Cleveland Indians World Series run, led by some of sports movie’s iconic characters: Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Willie Mays Hayes, Dennis Haysbert’s Pedro Cerrano. Yes, the oddities and quirks of Major League Baseball were pushed to 11, but the caricatures rang true (and were funny as hell). Sports Illustrated looks back at a beloved classic.

A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

SI.com, 7.4.11