For Love of the Game

Synopsis: Detroit Tigers Veteran Pitcher Billy Chapel (Costner) has always been better at baseball than at love. Just ask Jane (Preston), his on-and-off girlfriend. After a bad season, just before he is about to start in what could be his final game, Jane tells Billy that she's leaving him...for good. Now with his career and love-life in balance, Billy battles against his emotional and physical limits as he strives for a Perfect Game. The suspense is never drawn back in this heartwarming drama about life, love, and risking it all For Love of the Game.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Director(s): Sam Raimi
Production: Universal Pictures
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
137 min

You can win or lose the game

all by yourself.

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

Have dinner tonight with

me, Jane, after the game.

We'll go to Mario's.

I have a 6:
00 plane.

They wanted me there

a week ago when you called,

and I wanted to see you.

I wanted to say good-bye.

Good-bye, Billy.

[ Rock ]

[ Male Announcer ] Welcome to

New York and to Yankee Stadium...

on a crisp and glorious

fall afternoon,

where the Yankees try to win the

divisional title against the Detroit Tigers.

Hi, everybody. I'm Vin

Scully along with Steve Lyons,

and welcome to our fiinal

telecast of the regular season.

You can smell the fall. The World Series

is just around the corner here in New York.

[ Lyons ] On paper, today's

game seems easy enough, Vin.

First place team takes an easy

game from the last place team.

But nothing's ever easy.

Mr. Chapel?

Hey. Ken Strout.

I was your batboy

a long time ago.

My dad was a Tiger.

joe Strout. I remember. [ Chuckles ]

How's he doin'?

Good. He and Ma are livin'

down in Florida now.

He doesn't move around too

easy, though. He's got bad knees.

You know,

a little arthritis.

What, are you playin' today?

No, I don't think so.

They just called me up.

Good. Well, good luck to you. Thanks.

And give your dad my best.

He was a... great player.

Oh, thanks.

I'll tell him.

[ Man On Radio ] Live from

Yankee Stadium in New York,


New York Yankees baseball!

Today on the next

to last day of the year,

the Yankees have a chance

to clinch the pennant.

To do it, they'll have to beat

Billy Chapel and the Detroit Tigers.

Excuse me. Excuse me. Good afternoon,

everyone. It is a beautiful fall day...

Could you turn that off? at Yankee Stadium

as the Yankees are set to clinch the pennant.


But standing in their way...

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Dana Stevens

Dana Stevens (born in Whittier, California) is a screenwriter and television writer/producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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