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Based on a true story, the movie Moneyball left a strong impression on the baseball world when it was released in September 2011. In fact, it’s been more than ten years.
Based on a true story and the 2003 book that tells it, the feature film looks at the 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics and its general manager’s efforts to build a competitive team despite its modest budget.
The heart of the Billy Beane strategy? Finding discount players who… who… yes, that’s right, who hit the trails.
The defining moments in Moneyball are many. Scott Hatteberg’s solo home run, which saw the A’s record an unexpected 20th straight win, is one of them. Precisely, for our good pleasure, the MLB The Show video game franchise has reproduced this iconic scene.
Scott Hatteberg’s home run scene from Moneyball, recreated in @MLBTheShow
— Kasabe_ (@kasabekompiles) May 26, 2022
The guy in the foreground in the stands (presumably the mathematician) looks a little too much like Steve Bartman. But otherwise it’s really well done. And I like the idea of intercutting the footage with some footage of the real Brad Pitt.
The real game:
The film :
Moneyball is in the top 10 best baseball movies from Curveball. To see his position in the standings and the nine other elected, it’s here.
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