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Photos: America's pastime in the movies

Updated 2:18 PM ET, Thu April 7, 2016
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Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play for a Major League Baseball team, in Brian Helgeland's "42." Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers' general manager who made history signing Robinson, in the biographical film. Warner Bros. Pictures
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in "Moneyball," a sports drama about Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane. The film, based on the 2003 book by Michael Lewis, looks at how Beane put his team together given severe financial constraints. Sony Pictures
Robert Redford stars in "The Natural," based on Bernard Malamud's book of the same name. The film, about Roy Hobbs' (Redford) unexpected, natural ability to hit the ball, was nominated for four Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. TriStar Pictures
"Bull Durham," one of Kevin Costner's many baseball films, features the actor as minor league catcher "Crash" Davis. Davis, center, works to prepare a rookie pitcher (Tim Robbins), while Susan Sarandon's character falls for the pair of them. The Mount Company
No longer a minor league catcher, Costner, who plays an Iowa corn farmer in "Field of Dreams," hears a voice urging him to build a baseball diamond. "If you build it, he will come," the voice says, though it's often misquoted as "If you build it, they will come." Universal Pictures
Before he was #winning, Charlie Sheen was losing with a team of misfit ball players on the Cleveland Indians in "Major League." Paramount Pictures
"There's no crying in baseball," Tom Hanks, center, famously said as manager Jimmy Dugan in 1992's "A League of Their Own." The World War II-set baseball dramedy, also starring Geena Davis, right, follows the rise of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Columbia Pictures
In "The Sandlot," when Smalls hits his stepfather's baseball, autographed by Babe Ruth, into The Beast's yard, he and his new friends pull out all the stops to recover the irreplaceable ball. Twentieth Century Fox
Costner hit the pitcher's mound as 40-year-old Billy Chapel in "For the Love of the Game." The Detroit Tiger attempts to pitch a perfect game despite possibly losing the love of his life for good. Universal Pictures
Dennis Quaid stars in "The Rookie," a film based on the life of Texan Jim Morris, known for his brief stint in the major leagues. Walt Disney Pictures
In 2005's "Fever Pitch," Ben (Jimmy Fallon), left, is forced to decide who he loves more -- the Boston Red Sox or his girlfriend Lindsey (Drew Barrymore). The Red Sox won the World Series in 2004. It had been 86 years since their last title. Twentieth Century Fox