starring Kevin Costner
as Crash Davis
, an aging catcher
playing for the Carolina League
's Durham Bulls
, signed to teach Nuke LaLoosh
) the ways of the baseball
world. Susan Sarandon
played Annie Savoy
, a somewhat unusual Baseball Annie
(in that she remains monogamous
within the bounds of a single season
) who sleeps with LaLoosh while slowly falling in love with Davis.
This movie kindled a boom in minor league baseball that has lasted to this day. Unfortunately for tourists (but fortunately for Durham baseball fans who were spending their summers in a decrepit facility), the stadium where this movie was filmed, Durham Athletic Park, was knocked down in the mid-1990's and replaced by brand-new Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Bulls themselves moved up to the AAA International League in 1998.