Hall of Famer Filmography

Part of the BASEBALL HISTORY series

Since the appearance of Mike “King” Kelly on the vaudeville stage in the late 1800’s, players have easily crossed over from the field to the world of stage and screen. While the stage may have hosted the initial thespian performances by baseball players, the big screen would soon dominate the theatrical market. In many ways baseball and the cinema grew up together, with baseball being a favorite topic and star players quickly becoming involved as actors. Sometimes they played themselves in cameo appearances, while others would make more aggressive attempts to show their acting talents. All told, 72 Hall of Fame inductees have appeared on the big screen in feature films or cinematic shorts.

[Counting only feature films and shorts created for the big screen (television productions, video-only releases, and documentaries are not included) we have been able to prepare the following list of appearances for Hall of Fame inductees. This list includes both credited and un-credited appearances, cameos, speaking roles and voice-overs]

  • Aaron, Hank
    Summer Catch (2001)
  • Alston, Walter
    Carnival Circus (1978)
    The Geisha Boy (1958)
  • Baker, Frank
    The Short-Stop’s Double (1913)
    Home Run Baker’s Double (1914)
  • Banks, Ernie
    Blackjack (1978)
    Diminished Capacity (2008)
    Pastime (1990)
    Promised Land (2004)
    Reversal of Misfortune (2005)
    Roman (2006)
    The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1965)
  • Barlick, Al
    The Odd Couple (1968)
  • Bench, Johnny
    Easy Rider: The Ride Back (2010)
  • Bender, Chief
    The Baseball Bug (1911)
  • Berra, Yogi
    Damn Yankees (1958)
    Henry and Me (2010)
    That Touch of Mink (1962)
  • Boggs, Wade
    Carnival Knowledge (2002)
  • Boudreau, Lou
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Campanella, Roy
    Roogie’s Bump (1954)
  • Carter, Gary
    The Last Home Run (1996)
  • Chance, Frank
    Baseball’s Peerless Leader (1913)
  • Clemente, Roberto
    The Odd Couple (1968)
  • Cobb, Ty
    Angels in the Outfield (1951)
    Somewhere in Georgia (1917)
  • Crawford, Sam
    College (1927)
  • Dean, Dizzy
    Dizzy and Daffy (1934)
  • Dickey, Bill
    Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    The Stratton Story (1949)
  • DiMaggio, Joe
    Angels in the Outfield (1951)
    Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)
    Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    The First of May (1999)
  • Doby, Larry
    It’s My Turn (1980)
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Drysdale, Don
    Experiment in Terror (1962)
    Gypsy Angels (1980)
    The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
  • Durocher, Leo
    Main Street to Broadway (1953)
    The Errand Boy (1961)
    Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Eckersley, Dennis
    Fever Pitch (2005)
  • Feller, Bob
    Pastime (1990)
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Ford, Whitey
    County Fair (1941)
    It’s My Turn (1980)
    Safe At Home (1962)
    The Boys Behind the Desk (2000)
  • Gehrig, Lou
    Rawhide (1938)
    Speedy (1928)
  • Gordon, Joe
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Gossage, Goose
    Henry and Me (2010)
  • Greenberg, Hank
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Griffey Jr., Ken
    Little Big League (1994)
    Summer Catch (2001)
  • Harris, Bucky
    The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
  • Herman, Billy
    Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Hubbell, Carl
    Big Leaguer (1953)
  • Irvin, Monte
    It’s My Turn (1980)
  • Jackson, Reggie
    Bad Day on the Block (1997)
    BASEketball (1998)
    Henry and Me (2010)
    Richie Rich (1994)
    Summer of Sam (1999)
    The Benchwarmers (2006)
    The Naked Gun (1988)
  • Johnson, Randy
    Little Big League (1994)
  • Johnson, Walter
    The Top of the World (1925)
  • Killebrew, Harmon
    Pastime (1990)
  • Kiner, Ralph
    Angels in the Outfield (1951)
  • Larkin, Barry
    Million Dollar Arm (2014)
  • Lasorda, Tom
    Americathon (1979)
    Ed (1996)
    Homeward Bound II (1996)
    Ladybugs (1992)
    Ya Gotta Believe (1982)
  • Lazzeri, Tony
    Slide, Kelly, Slide (1927)
  • Lemon, Bob
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
    The Winning Team (1952)
  • Mantle, Mickey
    Damn Yankees (1958)
    It’s My Turn (1980)
    Safe At Home (1962)
    That Touch of Mink (1962)
  • Martínez, Pedro
    Ponchao (2013)
  • Mathewson, Christy
    Breaking Into The Big League (1913)
    Love and Baseball (1914)
    Matty’s Decision (1915)
  • Mays, Willie
    When Nature Calls (1985)
  • Mazeroski, Bill
    The Odd Couple (1968)
  • McGraw, John
    Breaking Into The Big League (1913)
    Detective Swift (1914)
    Fighting Mad (1919)
    One Touch of Nature (1917)
    Right Off the Bat (1915)
    The Universal Boy (1914)
  • McKechnie, Bill
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Medwick, Joe
    Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Paige, Satchel
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
    The Wonderful Country (1959)
  • Palmer, Jim
    The Naked Gun (1988)
  • Mike Piazza
    Two Weeks Notice (2002)
  • Reese, Pee Wee
    The Geisha Boy (1958)
  • Rice, Jim
    Fever Pitch (2005)
  • Rizzuto, Phil
    Summer of Sam (1999)
  • Robinson, Frank
    Tiger Claws (1992)
  • Robinson, Jackie
    The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
  • Ruth, Babe
    Fancy Curves (1932)
    Headin Home (1920)
    Home Run on the Keys (1937)
    Just Pals (1932)
    Little Miss Bluebonnet (1922)
    Over the Fence (1932)
    Perfect Control (1932)
    Slide, Babe, Slide (1932)
    Speedy (1928)
    The Babe Comes Home (1927)
    The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  • Ryan, Nolan
    Jimmy Nolan (2010)
  • Smith, Ozzie
    The Scout (1994)
  • Snider, Duke
    Pastime (1990)
    The Geisha Boy (1958)
    The Trouble With Girls (1969)
  • Speaker, Tris
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Thomas, Frank
    Mr. Baseball (1992)
  • Torre, Joe
    Everyone’s Hero (2006)
    Analyze That (2002)
  • Vaughan, Arky
    Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Veeck, Bill
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)
  • Wagner, Honus
    In The Name Of The Law (1922)
    Spring Fever (1919)
  • Williams, Dick
    The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
  • Winfield, Dave
    The Last Home Run (1996)
  • Wynn, Early
    The Kid From Cleveland (1949)

*Thank you to film historians Jeffrey Lyons, Rob Edelman, Stephen Wood and David Pincus for their assistance in the creation of this list.

Part of the BASEBALL HISTORY series