Mr. Baseball is a 1992 American and British sports comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Dennis Haysbert, and Aya Takanashi. It depicts a tumultuous season in the career of veteran New York Yankees first baseman Jack Elliot, who is traded to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League during Spring Training, and forced to contend with overwhelming expectations and cultural differences during the Dragons' run at the pennant.
Jack Elliot is an aging American baseball player unsuspectingly put on the trading block during Spring Training in 1992 by the New York Yankees in favor of "rookie phenom" first baseman Ricky Davis, and there's only one taker: the Nagoya Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
|author||Gary Ross Kevin Wade|
|keywords||baseball player central league chunichi dragons detroit tigers game hard work hear home run homophone japanese culture japanese language japanese pitch accent load los angeles los angeles dodgers major league baseball meet new york yankees nippon professional baseball one take spring stress differently string team play trade train want win yomiuri giants|
|producer||Doug Claybourne Fred Schepisi|
|theme||japanese sports comedy|