Mr. Baseball

Synopsis: 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
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Director(s): Fred Schepisi
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Mr. Elliot would gladly pay for

honor of playing in Japan.

Architecture beautiful. Society on

cutting edge of progress.

How they hung?

Wow! A world series ring.


By the way, what is his order

in batting?

The spirit of baseball in Japan

is the same as in America.

He welcomes all advice from most

honorable manager.


Thank you very much.

Oh Man! My aching back!

It's like jerking off before sex.

Ball seems to be flying well.


Turn up your radio - It's Elliot.

What was that!

Front foot in, hand over.

Way to go!

Way to go!

Be quiet!


When the game is over

a fat lasy will sing to us.

Let's go!

He is becoming an

embarrassment to us.

You do not appear to have

found the answer to the Giants

As usual they stand between

us and the pennant.

I beg your patience.

Our patience is running out.

And your CONTRACT is running out.

White trash!

What the hell are you thinking of!

Suspend Elliot indefinitely.

And consider yourself out, as soon

as a replacement is found.

You have brought dishonor to team.

Replace the runner

Bring the doctor.

I'm home

Grandfather, grandmother, this

is my friend, Mr. Jack Elliot.

We know who this is.

You go too far Hiroko.

Where is father?

He is garderning.

Is that you Hiroko?


Don't be angry.

How could you!

You needed to see another

side of him

This is not for you to decide.

Teach him properly Hiroko.

Why do you always put

people down?

You always do!

And try to fit everybody into

the same mold!

Hiroko. Sit down!

Try a little understanding!

Looks like he's run

out of excuses.

I'm sorry.

Foreigner charming, foreigner romantic.

And foreigner always leave.

I would like to apologize

to you all.

From now, on

I would like to make an effort,

To be a real member

of the team.

And between us

I'd like to build...

...A chopstick edge.

...A bridge?

A bridge.

Build a bridge of friendship.

It's only the 5th inning.

Do you know that?

Where's your answer!?

Jack Elliot is challenging

manager Uchiyama's record,

Which was set 18 years ago.

Dragons are very close to winning

the pennant from the Giants.

Isn't that fantastic!

Why are you still here?

I'm Working.

But the game is about to start.

Aren't you going?

No, I'm not.

Foreigner charming, foreigner romantic

Foreigner returning to America.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

See you!

See you!

Due to the importance of this game

We have a list of strategies

we want followed.

To my knowledge you have not

yet found my replacement

Therefore, I am the manager

I will manage the team.

Now excuse me,

I have a job to do.

If Giants win and...

If Uchiyama San loses his record

Dragons will lose face very badly!

I feel good na na na na na na na!

Park it!

He stepped on the plate!

I saw it, he's out!

Giants 5. Dragons 1.

Middle of the 7th.

Rally caps.

Let's go.

Giants 6. Dragons 5.

Two outs.

The bases are loaded...

What will Uchiyama do?

Uchiyama knows who

pays his salary.

He'll go for the bunt.


We have won the pennant.

Thanks to you.

You have brought great honor

to team.

Then you will want me to stay

as manager?


Thank you.

Can I come in?

Nice place!

I have come on behalf of Jack.

He wants you to know...

He loves you...

And wants to discuss the

future with you...

When your "jet's are cool."

But he's like you, father.

He will not change.

Changes occurring all around

Perhaps you should listen first.

He is...

A foreign ball player

Who you are in love with.

It doesn't matter.

It does matter...

More than anything

Doesn't it?

This is for you.

Very nice of him.

It's not from him, it's from me.

From now on...

I want to speak to you from my

heart with no holding back.


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Gary Ross

Gary Ross is an American film director, writer, and author. He directed the film The Hunger Games, as well as Pleasantville and the Best Picture nominated Seabiscuit. more…

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