Tom Selleck plays an American ballplayer who goes to play in Japan when he is no longer cutting it in the majors. In this mainstream sports comedy, critics were lukewarm, but it should score with baseball fans looking for lighthearted humor.
Mr. Baseball (1992) Comedy, Romance, Sport | 108min | 2 October 1992 (USA) 5.9
Director: Fred SchepisiWriter: Theo Pelletier, John JunkermanStars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya TakanashiSummary: Although a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees, Jack Elliott is now on the down side of his baseball career. His batting average is low and one of his few claims to fame is that during the previous year, he led the team in 9th inning doubles in the month of August. With an up and coming slugger ready to replace him, he learns that he's been traded to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central baseball league. Elliott is set in his ways and quite inflexible, not only in accepting Japanese culture in general, but also with the way the baseball team is managed. When he meets his very pretty PR agent, Hiroko, he begins to gain a greater appreciation that he should accept his current situation. When he realizes her other connection to the team, his attitudes begin to change at an even greater pace.
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