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Little Big League (1994)




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A 12-year old boy inherits the Minnesota Twins in this baseball comedy that is aimed toward younger viewers. Young Billy, a normal twelve-year old, is nuts about baseball and knows almost everything there is to know about the game. He should, his grandfather owns the perennial losers, the Minnesota Twins. When grandpa dies, he leaves the Twins in Billy's hands. Naturally the players are skeptical, especially after Billy designates himself as team manager. But with a combination of guile, knowledge and determination, Billy earns their grudging respect and the team begins a winning streak. Initially, Billy reminds the team that baseball is supposed to be fun, but he soon forgets that as he becomes increasingly involved in the adult world of competition, management and team politics. His three friends are angered that he no-longer has time for them. Billy gets mad when the first baseman starts going out with his mom. Eventually the burned out Billy must again learn how to be a kid. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Luke Edwards
as Billy Heywood
Timothy Busfield
as Lou Collins
John Ashton
as Mac Macnally
Ashley Crow
as Jenny Heywood
Kevin Dunn
as Arthur Goslin
Billy L. Sullivan
as Chuck Lobert
Miles Feulner
as Joey Smith
Dennis Farina
as George O'Farrell
Jason Robards
as Thomas Heywood
Wolfgang Bodison
as Spencer Hamilton
Duane Davis
as Jerry Johnson
Joseph Latimore
as Lonnie Ritter
Michael Papajohn
as Tucker Kain
Scott Patterson
as Mike McGrevey
David Arnott
as Little League Manager
Jeff Garlin
as Opposing Little League Manager
Allan Wasserman
as Little League Umpire
Allen Hamilton
as Mr. Patterson
John Beasley
as Roberts
John Gordon
as Wally Holland
O'Neal Compton
as Major League Umpire
Steve Cochran
as Reporter #1
Peter Syvertsen
as Hotel Manager
Jodie Fisher
as Night Nurse #1
Dave Magadan
as Special Appearance
Tim Raines
as Special Appearance
Chris Berman
as Special Appearance
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Critic Reviews for Little Big League

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

It's one of those rare baseball movies that has a real feel for the game, instead of using it as a backdrop for bizarre characters.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Filled with baseball lore, trivia, and cameos by major-league players, this fable covers its bases with sincerity and humor.

June 29, 1994 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Scheinman finds the spirit of the picture, playing up a remarkable situation with some down-to-earth writing and an enjoyable supporting cast.

August 2, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As the fortunes of the Twins improve to put them in hot contention for the pennant, Little Big League gains a certain excitement. In setting out its personal stories, however, the screenplay and direction offer strictly minor-league material.

April 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Passably entertaining for the "Boy's Life" crowd

July 15, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Forgettable in every way. The kids-in-big-leagues theme is thankfully dead for now.

December 24, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Little Big League

This is good, hilarious and clever family baseball movie since The Sandlot. There were plenty of funny scenes that adults, rather than children, could relate to. It was well done and well acted.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Man I just erased my review for this movie, it was a good one too. Talking about how this movie focuses on the technical side of baseball rather than making a spoof cheesy film like Rookie of the Year, which is still enjoyable. Hollywood loved baseball movies in the early to mid nineties. This movie was the least popular because it relied on the analysis of the game, and most people nowadays don't like baseball. I liked this movie more because it took a smart serious take on sports movies.

Lenny Muggsy
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer


This movie had a lot of funny parts in it, and made for a classic-baseball family film. The actors were fairly well, and you cant beat Griffey being in it. But really it carried out way too long, and could of been written better. It's still worth watching for a mid 90s movie though.

Bobby Hobbs
Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

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