The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, 2d ed.

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About the Book

Since the first baseball movie (Little Sunset) in 1915, Hollywood has had an on-again, off-again affair with the sport, releasing more than 100 films through 2001. This is a filmography of those films.
Each entry contains full cast and credits, a synopsis, and a critique of the movie. Behind-the-scenes and background information is included, and two sections cover baseball shorts and depictions of the game in non-baseball films. An extensive bibliography completes the work.

About the Author(s)

Hal Erickson has written several media-related books for McFarland, and was for many years a primary editor of the All-Movie Guide website. He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Hal Erickson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 560
Bibliographic Info: 89 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [2002]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4497-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0785-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments     1

Introduction     5

Baseball Movies     25

Baseball Short Subjects     481

Baseball in Non-Baseball Films     499

Bibliography     515

Index     521

Book Reviews & Awards

“valuable…[the author’s] research is exhaustive and his discussion solid and thoughtful. Highly recommended”—Choice; “McFarland has one of the best books about movie baseball ever…. This is Hal Erickson, folks, and you can be assured of a good read and solid information…a must for all baseball fans. Recommended”—Classic Images; “a marvelous book…very highly recommended…thoroughly researched and well written”—ARBA; “exhaustive…extensive research…excellent bibliography and index add value…very readable”—Booklist; “outstanding…highly entertaining reading…fun…useful”—Spitball; “an exhaustive examination and critic of the cinema as it pertains to the sport”—ForeWord Magazine; “complete credits, story outlines, and reports on each film’s success make this volume the best ever produced about baseball film”—Sports Collectors Digest; “detailed”—The SABR Bulletin; “behind-the-scenes information”—The Intelligencer Record; “critical analysis and synopsis of every listing”—The Times/Beaver Newspapers (Pennsylvania); “remarkable research…jam-packed with comedy…ballpark scenes…are first rate…almost as good as it can get…extremely thorough”—The Sports Book File; “exhaustive…detailed…a welcome addition”—Baseball Insight; “fabulous…a remarkable achievement”—One More Inning; “a must”—The Diamond Angle.