By Jody Mabry on February 16, 2018
Do you remember which actor played Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams," or why Roger was praying for the Angels to win the pennant in "Angels in the Outfield?" Remember the name of that terrifying dog on "The Sandlot?" If you know the answers to all of these questions, you might have what it takes to ace this baseball movies quiz!
There's no shortage of baseball-themed films to choose from, and it's no wonder -- after all, baseball was hitting its stride just as the film industry was finding its footing -- making the sport a natural choice for movie producers looking for a subject to grab the attention of theatergoers. Hollywood movie production started in earnest in the 1920s, the same time that Sultan of Swat Babe Ruth was establishing himself as a baseball superstar. By the end of the decade, the film industry was hosting the first annual Academy Awards ceremony, and it was just 7 years after that the Baseball Hall of Fame was created in Cooperstown.
Pre-TV, a trip to the movies or the ballpark ranked among the most popular forms of entertainment, and Hollywood's obsession with baseball continues to this day -- even as people have countless other ways to keep themselves busy. Sure, baseball itself has slipped in popularity thanks to the rise of the NFL, but the sport still retains the title of America's Pastime, and millions of fans remain loyal to their favorite teams.
Think you can recognize the best baseball movies ever made from just a single image? Take our quiz to find out!