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Major League 4 Happening

Major League is one of those movies which almost everyone has great memories of. Maybe it hasn’t held up so well over time and maybe your enjoyment of it is inversely proportional to how much you actually like baseball, but in whatever time and place the first movie was released… it seemed sort of special. That’s become less and less true with every inevitable sequel. They made two more before they had the good sense to stop doing them after 1998’s Major League: Back to the Minors. I guess time heals all wounds, because here comes the fourth one.

Moviehole reports that the franchise’s manic radio announcer Harry Doyle, has been talking up a Major League 4. Doyle was played by Bob Uecker who, I have to say, I’m surprised to hear is still on this planet. Uecker has confirmed that Major League 4 is in play and that the creative team making it has already contacted him about being in it.

Whether this will be a theatrical release which re-unites the original cast or a budget, direct-to-DVD movie is unknown. The first film starred Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernson, and Wesley Snipes as players stuck on the Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball’s worst team. They’re a collection of misfits and losers, but it works for them and eventually they defy all expectations to win games. Then they do it again in the sequel, and again in another sequel and now I guess they’ll do it again, though perhaps in a senior league.