Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film produced by Chris Chesser and Irby Smith, written and directed by David S. Ward, that stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker, Rene Russo, Margaret Whitton, Dennis Haysbert, and Corbin Bernsen.
Former Las Vegas showgirl Rachel Phelps inherits the struggling Cleveland Indians baseball team from her deceased husband. She reveals to her general manager, Charlie Donovan, that she intends to move the team to Miami by exploiting an escape clause in their contract with the city of Cleveland: if their season attendance falls below a certain number, she can terminate the lease and move the team. She plans to create the worst team in the major leagues, instructing team executives to fire the current players and replace them with rookies and veterans long past their prime. She starts by hiring Lou Brown, 30-year manager of the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, who runs a tire store in the off season.
|author||David S. Ward|
|director||David S. Ward|
|editor||Dennis M. Hill|
|keywords||american league east babe ruth\'s called shot babe ruth\'s famous called shot baseball team break breaking ball breaking balls bunt cleveland indians climb doctoring the baseball engage engagement ring escape clause fastball first time game game show inherit las vegas major league major league baseball major leagues married morning new york yankees off season old girlfriend one-game playoff plumb poor eyesight prima donna run showgirl spring training struggle test audiences test screening toledo mud hens train triple-a twist ending|
|musicBy||James Newton Howard|
|productionCompany||Mirage Productions Morgan Creek Productions|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Paramount Pictures|