The ‘Bull Durham’ questions we still have about near-perfect sports movie

The ‘Bull Durham’ questions we still have about near-perfect sports movie

During the coronavirus shutdown, each day we will bring you a recommendation from The Post’s Peter Botte for a sports movie, TV show or book that perhaps was before your time or somehow slipped between the cracks of your viewing/reading history.

Bull Durham (1988)

Rated: R

Streaming: Amazon Prime

The beloved Kevin Costner classic receives our full endorsement as the funniest depiction of minor league baseball ever made, even if a few questions always have persisted since first seeing it over 30 years ago.

First-time director Ron Shelton later added sports titles, such as “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup” (with Costner again), to his IMDB rèsumè, but “Bull Durham” was a true labor of love for the former minor league ballplayer.

Costner’s journeyman catcher Crash Davis hooks on with the Durham Bulls, ostensibly to tutor prized but raw pitching prospect Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) and help him advance to the majors. Susan Sarandon also stars as Annie Savoy, a lifelong baseball groupie who romances and also imparts wisdom to LaLoosh, although Crash ultimately gets the girl in the end.

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