Eight Men Out (1988)

Eight Men Out movie cover

Directed by John Sayles, this movie gives a fairly accurate account of the story behind the scandal. The details are filled in with imagination, and the facts are pieced together as well as can be expected from the testimonies of those involved. The film is based on a 1963 book of the same name by Eliot Asinof. The movie stars Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Christopher Lloyd, David Strathairn, and John Cusack. If the history of baseball, the Black Sox scandal, and organized crime interest you, you will love this movie.

Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams movie cover

Field of Dreams is a fictitious film about a struggling farmer in Iowa who decides to listen to a strange voice from a dream and replace part of his corn field with a baseball diamond. Shortly thereafter, he discovers that legendary players from the past mysteriously appear from the corn field to play at his park. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, the most notable of the players involved in the 1919 World Series scandal, is the most vocal of those who play there. The film is directed by Phil Alden Robinson, and stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and Burt Lancaster.

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