Clint Eastwood Baseball Movies (An Overview of Each!)

clint eastwood baseball movies

Baseball Movies with Clint Eastwood

Baseball movies have long been a staple of American culture, and when it comes to legendary actors, Clint Eastwood stands out as an iconic figure in the industry. 

While primarily known for his tough-guy roles and his directorial chops, Eastwood has also left his mark on the world of baseball movies. 

In this article, we'll take a closer look at Clint Eastwood and baseball.

How Many Clint Eastwood Baseball Movies Are There?

There is only one movie featuring Clint Eastwood that primarily focuses on baseball.

That movie?

Trouble with the curve.

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Trouble with the curve movie poster
The movie poster for Trouble with the Curve

In Trouble with the Curve, Clint Eastwood takes on the role of Gus Lobel, an aging scout for the Atlanta Braves who has increasingly worsening vision.

The movie explores themes of family dynamics, aging, and the changing landscape of the baseball industry.

Alongside Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake deliver really strong performances.

While Eastwood doesn't step onto the field as a player, his portrayal of Lobel provides a poignant look at the human side of America's pastime.

Through Lobel's journey, viewers are invited to witness the enduring love for the game and the complexities of relationships that define both the sport and life itself.

Key Facts:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hour 51 minutes
  • Director: Robert Lorenz
  • Writer: Robert Brown
  • Other Notable Appearances: John Goodman, Ed Lauter, Matthew Lillard and Chelcie Ross
  • IMDB Score: 6.8 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 51%


Clint Eastwood’s Other Connections to Baseball

Eastwood was born in San Francisco and grew up in nearby Oakland. 

Due to that connection with Oakland, Eastwood was given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at game 7 of the 1973 World Series against the Oakland Athletics and the New York Mets.

Here's a brief video of the first pitch.

The Athletics went on to defeat the Mets, 5 - 2, capturing their second of what would eventually be three consecutive World Series titles.

Other than this first pitch and Trouble with the Curve, there's not much more of a known connection between Eastwood and baseball.

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