Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor-league baseball experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor-league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina.
The single-A Minor League Baseball team the Durham Bulls are dealing with another sparsely attended losing season, with one thing working for them; Ebby Calvin LaLoosh, a hotshot rookie pitcher known for having a "million dollar arm, but a five cent head," who has potential to become a major league talent. "Crash" Davis, a 12-year veteran in minor league baseball, is sent down as the team's catcher to educate LaLoosh and control his haphazard pitching. Crash immediately begins calling Ebby by the degrading nickname of "Meat", and they get off to a rocky start.
|keywords||a minor-league team in visalia asheville tourists baseball team bondage catcher chosen one church durham bulls end fastball home run living room lose major league major league baseball minor league baseball pitch pitcher think visalia rawhide|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|theme||dance romantic comedy sports sports comedy|