In the first half of our semi-final matchup, Field of Dreams and The Sandlot went head-to-head for a number of days. FoD had a slight early lead before The Sandlot surged ahead, but with the votes still coming in strong I promoted the vote again a few days after initially posting it. While new votes poured in, this time they were significantly in favor of FoD. In the end, Field of Dreams gathered 62% of the vote with 863 of the 1386 entries.
Today we get to the other half of the semi-final ballot, with A League of Their Own and Major League, with the winner facing off against Costner and James Earl Jones next week. Let's get to it, and your brackets are after the jump!
A League of Their Own (1992) - "There's no crying in baseball!" is nearly as mainstream as "Play it again, Sam"...except Bogart never actually said "Play it again, Sam". Anyway, this one is set during WWII, and it's just as much about the relationship between the two sisters as it is about a drunken Tom Hanks.
Porky Pig Rosie O'Donnell is there, you get Geena Davis at her best, some british chick named "Madonna" is in it and Lori Petty also stars. And oh yeah, Jon Lovitz is always hilarious. You're a real sport, Dottie! You really make it seem like you and your sister truly ARE in "A League of Their Own"...
Major League (1989) - When the new owner of the Cleveland Indians decides she can make tons of money by selling off the franchise, she loads the team up with youngers and has-beens, in the hope of driving fans away a giving her the excuse she needs to make the sale. Things look bleak early, but the team and a grizzled manager come together to face their common enemy. Wild Thing gets glasses, Willy Mays Hayes steals like 70 bases in the last month of the season (seriously, how many gloves does he get there during the montage?), the veteran who wants to become an interior designer starts diving for balls, voodoo finally works and Tom Berenger proves once and for all that if you stalk a girl long enough she'll love you.
Eliminated in the first round:
For Love of the Game
Angels in the Outfield
Little Big League
Eliminated in the quarter finals:
Bad News Bears
Eight Men Out
Bracket for Semi-Finals:
Field of Dreams vs
A League of Their Own vs Major League
So many things to like, but only one decision to make. Who's your horse?
A League of Their Own (153 votes)
Major League (402 votes)
555 total votes