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Major League Baseball finally starts playing ball again today in the city of the American League champs. Good thing too: We were running out of baseball movies to watch!

Just before the first pitch of the year was tossed, asked fans to name the greatest baseball movie of all time — a.k.a. The Top 5 Favorite Kevin Costner Flicks — and they picked out a winning lineup. We've added our favorite quote from each flick, and — just for fun — we wrote our own list of top 5 underrated baseball classics.

Top 5 baseball movies of all time:

1 Field of Dreams (1989): "It's okay, honey. I was just talking to the cornfield."

2 Major League (1989): "Juuuust a bit outside."

3 The Natural (1984): "Pick me out a winner, Bobby."

4 Bull Durham (1988): "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness."

5 Eight Men Out (1988): "Sports writers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your bar privileges."


Top 5 underrated baseball movies:

1. The Pride of the Yankees (1942): "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

2. The Bad News Bears (1976): "This quitting thing, it's a hard habit to break once you start."

3. For Love of the Game (1999): "The game doesn't stink, Mr. Wheeler. It's a great game."

4. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973): "From here on in, I rag nobody."

5. The Sandlot (1993): "Oh yeah, the Great Bambino. I thought you said the Great Bambi."

Top 5 movies at the box office:

1. Hannah Montana: The Movie, $34 million

2. Fast & Furious, $28.8 million

3. Monsters vs. Aliens, $22.6 million

4. Observe and Report, $11.1 million

5. Knowing, $6.7 million

Source: Media By Numbers LLC

Top 5 prime-time TV shows (week ending April 5):

1. American Idol — Tuesday (Fox)

2. American Idol — Wednesday (Fox)

3. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)


5. The Mentalist (CBS)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 5 TiVo Season Pass recordings (week ending April 3)

1. Grey's Anatomy

2. American Idol

3. Desperate Housewives

4. House

5. Lost

Source: TiVo; Season Pass allows TiVo subscribers to select shows to regularly record.

Top 5 Netflix rentals (week ending April 4):

1. Slumdog Millionaire

2. Seven Pounds

3. Marley & Me

4. Twilight

5. Quantum of Solace

Source: Netflix

Top 5 song purchases on iTunes:

1. Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas

2. Poker Face, Lady Gaga

3. The Climb, Miley Cyrus

4. Day 'n' Nite, Kid Cudi

5. Right Round, Flo Rida

Source: iTunes

Top 5 04/12/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 12, 2009 9:30pm]
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