Walt Whitman once said, “Baseball is our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and will be a blessing to us." Feel transported back to the ballparks of your youth with these classic baseball films. A League of Their Own (1992) The ladies batter up and hear that call as they step to the plate in this WWII period piece about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Geena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, and Madonna are all comedic heavy-hitters in this feel-good favorite. Special hat tip to Tom Hanks' character for coining perhaps the most ubiquitous precept in the game: "There's no crying baseball!" The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Known as the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig started a record number of games during the golden era of Yankee baseball, then fell to a fatal disease that would eventually bear his name. Gary Cooper embodies this hero with a heart of gold in a classic that made millions familiar with the phrase, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Bull Durham (1988) A baseball film for the old soul, this oft-comedic ode to the inherent poetic nature of baseball is set in the Carolina leagues and stars Kevin Costner as Crash Davis, a sage yet aging minor league catcher brought on board to mentor a young pitcher with a million-dollar arm and a five-cent head. Once considered a niche film, this one's now a classic. 42 (2013) You know his story: the first black man to break the color barrier in the Major Leagues, Jackie Robinson became a legend the second he stepped on the field. Enduring hate and naysayers, he, with the aid of Branch Rickey, revolutionized America's game. Director Brian Helgeland's interpretation doesn't miss a beat. The Natural (1984) In baseball movies, the game is often secondary to the players and story, but The Natural more so than any other film in the genre will have you asking "What's the score?" The music, that is. This positively legendary score by Randy Newman heralds to this day home runs and heroics in ballparks across the land. Also, um, Robert Redford. In a baseball uni.