When has-been baseball player Jack Elliot (Tom Selleck) is signed by a Japanese team, he is initially reluctant to take the game seriously. Elliot is very successful, though, as he teaches the team about American chutzpah, and they remind him of the value of respect. He must fight his way out from under a slump to show that he deserves the title. ~ John Bush, Rovi
Mr. Baseball is a funny movie tht has a love story built into it. You can learn a lot about Japanese culture and Japanese baseball. Being able to experience Japanese baseball live allowed me to see the truth into how it is portayed in this movie. One of my favorite baseball movies.
As a hugh baseball fan, I enjoy the baseball part of it. I also played ball in Japan and a lot of the scenes brought back good and bad memories. Of all the great BB movies, I rank this one in my top 5!