Thirty years ago a group of rag tag has-beens and never-weres took the field to make sports-cinema history. This week on THAT MOVIE SHOW, Mike Wendt and Liam Stryker are looking back at 1989’s MAJOR LEAGUE.
MAJOR LEAGUE (1989) The new owner of the Cleveland Indians, former showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton), has a sweetheart deal to move the team to Miami. But to break the lease with the city of Cleveland, ticket sales have to plummet. So Phelps hires the most incompetent players available, including near-blind pitcher Rick Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) and injury-prone catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger). But her villainous tactics accidentally foster a can-do team spirit, turning the Indians into potential winners.