The Best Movie Baseball Managers

In honor of Comedy Central showing “Major League” for the 5,000,000th time, here’s a little something from the Dubsism archives.


Charley Pegler – Brewster’s Millions

Charley Pegler would the perfect manager for the Cubs, as he knows how to deal apparently self-destructive people. If you don’t remember the plot, Richard Pryor plays a minor-league pitcher who inexplicably inherits a shitload of money on the proviso he wastes $30 million in 30 days. Naturally, everybody thinks the cheese has slipped off his cracker, but it is Pegler who is able keep the focus on baseball, at least on the diamond. Who better for a dysfunctional organization like the Cubs?

Jackie Robinson ‘J.R.’ Cooper – The Kid from Left Field

Only in the movies can the “What Choo Talkin’ ‘Bout, Willis” kid lead the San Diego Padres to a World Series. Or is it the San Diego Padres can only win a World Series in the movies?

Uchiyama – Mr. Baseball

In order to get this reference, you have to understand the…

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