Mr. Baseball is also the self-applied nickname of Bob Uecker, who appears in the Major League movies.
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 (played by Hall of Famer Frank Thomas), and there's only one taker: the Nagoya Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
|author||Gary Ross Kevin Wade|
|keywords||aya takanashi baseball player central league chunichi dragons detroit tigers frank thomas game hall of fame hall of famer hard work hear home run homophone japanese culture japanese language japanese pitch accent load los angeles los angeles dodgers major league baseball meet national baseball hall of fame and museum 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|