All Charlie Sheen Baseball Movies (An Overview of Each!)

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Charlie Sheen Baseball Movies

There are tons of lists online with people's rankings of the best baseball movies ever made.

Sure, the list of movies in these articles varies depending on who wrote it. 

Yet one thing they seem to all have in common is that they all include baseball movies with Charlie Sheen in them.

Why you ask?

Great question!

It's because Sheen has played a number of great characters in great baseball films, particularly early in his acting career.

In this article we explore each of the Charlie Sheen baseball movies in existence.

Keep reading to learn more!

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Charlie Sheen as Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in Major League

How Many Charlie Sheen Baseball Movies Are There?

There have been three baseball movies with Charlie Sheen playing a leading role.

Let's now take a look at these three movies, listed in the order of their year of release.

List of Baseball Movies with Charlie Sheen

Eight Men Out (1988)

Charlie Sheen starred as former Chicago White Sox outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch in the movie Eight Men Out.

The movie is about the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919 and the trial of the eight players accused of throwing the World Series. Those players who were eventually excommunicated from the game by then commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis. 

Sheen's character, Happy Felsch, was one of the eight players who got banned.

Eight Men Out really was a good baseball movie and it definitely held our attention. 

In addition to Sheen, well known actors like John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd and David Strathairn played important roles in the film.

Of note, this is one of the most famous movies that touches on the career of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Another famous one about Jackson is Field of Dreams, featuring Kevin Costner and the late Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe.

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Oscar "Happy" Felsch, played by Charlie Sheen

Key Facts About Eight Men Out:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Director: John Sayles 
  • Writer: John Sayles
  • Notable Appearances: Michael Rooker, Gordon Clapp, John Anderson
  • IMDB Score: 7.2 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 79%

 

Major League (1989)

One of the more recognizable baseball films in American pop culture is Major League.

Charlie Sheen has a leading role in the movie as Ricky Vaughn, a pitcher affectionately known as Wild Thing.

Vaughn makes the Cleveland Indians (now called the Cleveland Guardians) squad straight out of prison. He throws hard and he's… well, wild. Thus the nickname.

Wild Thing rocks a zig zag haircut in the movie and he wears thick black glasses with a skull and bones and lightning bolts on them. He's a pitcher to be feared.

Vaughn is just one of several memorable characters on that Indians team which includes guys like their catcher Jake Taylor, the voodoo practicing Pedro Cerrano and speedster Willie Mays Hayes, played by Wesley Snipes.

Other stars with key roles in the movie include Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and Bob Uecker.

It's an incredibly funny and entertaining movie that we'd recommend if you haven't seen it before.

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A good view of Wild Thing's amazing haircut

Key Facts About Major League:

  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Director: David S. Ward
  • Writer: David S. Ward
  • Notable Appearances: Neill Flynn, Pete Vuckovich, Steve Yeager
  • IMDB Score: 7.2 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 84%

 

Major League II (1994)

The sequel to Major League arrived in 1994. It was called Major League II. Yep, creative title.

Charlie Sheen reprised his role in Major League II as the Wild Thing, Ricky Vaughn. Except this time he's a bit different.

After the success and attention his character received following the end of the previous movie, Vaughn is now hyper focused on his image and it negatively affects his pitching. Instead of using his famous fastball, he starts to rely on ineffective breaking pitches. 

In addition to Wild Thing, a number of other characters from the first movie reappear in this one. Those repeat characters include Pedro Cerrano and Willie Mays Hayes, played not by Wesley Snipes this time but by Omar Epps.

This movie features lots of the wild antics from the first film, so it does have similarities. 

Still, we don't think it's as good as the original Major League. 

Watch it to see for yourself!

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Charlie Sheen (aka Wild Thing) in Major League II

Key Facts About Major League II:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Director: David S. Ward
  • Writer: R.J. Stewart
  • Notable Appearances: Jay Leno, Steve Yeager, Jesse Ventura 
  • IMDB Score: 5.6 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 45%

 

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