Is The Naked Gun a baseball movie?
It technically isn’t, but it’s on the Top 100 Baseball movies of all-time list because it has perhaps the funniest 20 minute sports movie scene ever.
Take a look at the Baseball Top 100 Movie List:
Watching this scene as a kid had me laughing so hard I think it was the first time I cried while giggling. I didn’t know that could happen. Every year, I pop this moment on my television and notice something new.
To break it down, Frank’s looking for a bomb that’s going to kill the Queen of England who has attended the game. The California Angels are hosting (at the wrong ballpark as they are playing at Dodger Stadium) the Seattle Mariners for the pennant. It’s a big game. So Frank goes undercover as the Home Plate Umpire and shenanigans take place.
Here are some highlight clips:
The highlight when they are doing a parody on the baseball bloopers and a Tiger runs out to 2nd base and attacks the fielder. Totally random stuff. Even Reggie Jackson makes a cameo as the one who’s going to “kill the Queen”.
So while it’s technically NOT a baseball movie, it deserves to be on the list because it has the best baseball movie moments. So there.