History Film / MajorLeague

30th Dec '17 6:33:22 PM kquinn0830
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** He should be solid. It's mentioned by Phelps that he'd been coach of the Toledo Mud Hens for ''thirty years''! For comparison, as of this writing, only one MLB coach has been been with the same team for more than ten years (Mike Sciosia of the Los Angeles Angels) and only one has been an MLB coach longer than thirty years (Connie Mack of the Oakland A's).

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** He should be solid. It's mentioned by Phelps that he'd been coach of the Toledo Mud Hens for ''thirty years''! For comparison, as of this writing, only one MLB coach has been been with the same team for more than ten years (Mike Sciosia of the Los Angeles Angels) and only one has been an MLB coach longer than thirty years (Connie Mack of the Oakland A's). The only reason he hadn't managed in the big leagues before was because he didn't want to have to deal with a bunch of overpaid prima donnas and overbearing owners.
21st Oct '17 3:09:17 PM kquinn0830
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* GloryDays: Jake Taylor is a former All-Star whose skills have depleted thanks to age and chronic knee injuries.
10th Sep '17 11:51:42 AM kquinn0830
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* KickedUpstairs: In the sequel, Jake gets cut after they bring in All-Star Jack Parkman and rookie Rube Baker. Lou softens it by hiring Jake to be one of his assistant coaches, telling him he's the smartest player he's ever managed and he'll make a great coach.


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* YouAreInCommandNow: In the sequel, after Lou suffers a heart attack, Jake takes over as interim manager.
3rd Sep '17 6:38:33 AM IlGreven
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** The scene where Taylor tells Dorn to "step into one" is an aversion, even though there's a rule that the batter must make every attempt to avoid getting hit, and the ump can decide not to award the runner first base if this happens. This rule is so rarely enforced, though, that Taylor's strategy was a viable one.
23rd Aug '17 6:31:01 PM AriRockefeller
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-->'''Hayes''': I told you I wasn't gonna slide!

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-->'''Hayes''': [[ExactWords I told you I wasn't gonna slide!slide]]!
30th Jul '17 6:27:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* CallingYourShots: Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted. Early in the first film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) steps up to the plate and imagines successfully calling a home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame, apparently emulating the famous occasion where Babe Ruth did this. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts, and the Yankees are completely unprepared for it]]]].

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* CallingYourShots: Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted. Early in the first film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and imagines successfully calling a home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame, apparently emulating the famous occasion where Babe Ruth did this. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts, and the Yankees are completely unprepared for it]]]].
30th Jul '17 5:51:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Creator/ReneRusso);

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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), (Creator/TomBerenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Creator/ReneRusso);
19th Jul '17 12:31:04 AM bt8257
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In 1998, another sequel, ''Major League: Back to the Minors,'' came out, which focused on a minor league team (The Salt Lake Buzz) with a new manager (played by Scott Bakula) and a pretty much all new cast of characters. The only carryovers from the original movies are Dorn (who now owns the Minnesota Twins, who the Buzz are the AAA farm team), Cerrano, Tanaka, Baker (who are players on the team), and Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker, the announcer). This one focuses mostly on Bakula's manager, especially with his teaching methods with a hot batting prospect and a pitching prospect who has a blazing fastball but no other pitches, and his battles with the manager of the Twins (played by Creator/TedMcGinley, signifying the series' JumpTheShark moment).

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In 1998, another sequel, ''Major League: Back to the Minors,'' Minors'', came out, which focused on a minor league team (The Salt Lake Buzz) with a new manager (played by Scott Bakula) and a pretty much all new cast of characters. The only carryovers from the original movies are Dorn (who now owns the Minnesota Twins, who the Buzz are the AAA farm team), Cerrano, Tanaka, Baker (who are players on the team), and Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker, the announcer). This one focuses mostly on Bakula's manager, especially with his teaching methods with a hot batting prospect and a pitching prospect who has a blazing fastball but no other pitches, and his battles with the manager of the Twins (played by Creator/TedMcGinley, signifying the series' JumpTheShark moment).
moment the series was JumpingTheShark).






** Anyone with knee problems can tell you there's no way Jake could do what he does and still be standing.

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** Anyone with knee problems can tell you there's no way ''no way'' Jake could do what he does and still be standing.
16th Jul '17 3:06:30 PM IlGreven
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** This scene was redone, with Nikki in Jake's role, in a scene in the 2nd movie.
27th Jun '17 10:25:22 AM CosmicFerret
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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Rene Russo);

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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Rene Russo);(Creator/ReneRusso);
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