Major League

April is a great month. The best pranks are unveiled, the snow on the ground is starting to melt,  and it signifies the commencement of the Major League Baseball season. The beginning of a new season brings high expectations for a baseball fan’s team. While the Cleveland Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, “the Tribe” have celebrated success in the popular sports film “Major League”. The movie features Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, and Corbin Bernsen as the lovable losers for the fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians.   The movie grossed $50 million and spawned two sequels. The Indians were the subject of the film due to the fact that writer and director David S. Ward grew up in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid and rooted for the team as a child. He was quoted by saying “I figured the only way they were ever going to win anything in my lifetime was to write a movie and they’d win. While the majority of the movie is actually filmed in Milwaukee, the opening scene displays several Cleveland landmarks.

 

Major League