Today we send out Happy Baseball Birthday! greetings to actor Robert Redford, who played famed big league slugger Roy Hobbs in the baseball movie The Natural.
80 years ago today Charles Robert Redford, Jr., was born in Santa Monica, California, right around the time Roy Hobbs was signed by New York Knights scout Scotty Carson to play baseball for Pop Fisher.
The Natural is the greatest baseball movie ever made, and obviously leads my top 5 Redford movies list...
⚾ #1...The Natural
📰 #2... All the President's Men
🐝 #3... The Sting
🎬 #4... A Bridge too Far
💰 #5... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Robert Redford was an actor in 76 TV and movie productions in his career, produced 43 others and directed 10 more, and is the creator of the famed Sundance Film Festival.
Happy Baseball Birthday! ⚾🎁 Mr. Redford... Play Ball!⚾