One of the great things about baseball is the constant conversation fans have about the best...the best hitter, the best pitcher...the best team.
Today I wanted to give a Happy Baseball Birthday! Salute! to the BEST BASEBALL Movie ever made, The Natural.
The Natural was released in movie theatres 30 years ago today, May 11, 1984, starring Robert Redford and Glenn Close.
I've stated before that The Natural is my favorite baseball movie, and that I consider it the best baseball movie ever made.
The biggest reason I rate the movie #1 is because of the story...a story that every little boy has dreamed of while playing catch in his backyard...that one day he'll play big league baseball, and get approval of not just his Dad and his Sweetheart, but the approval of baseball fans everywhere.
"...there goes Roy Hobbs...the BEST there ever was."
That single quote sums up the entire movie...every boy playing sandot baseball wants to be Roy Hobbs...to hit that pennant clinching, game winning home run, the home run that puts his name in the record books forever.
"...there's The Natural...the GREATEST Baseball movie that's ever been made."