“Major League” is one of the greatest sports movies of all time. Yeah…I said it. Most probably agree. I remember that the first time I saw it was in like 1990 when I was 6 (movie came out in 1989). My moms rented it for me without knowing it was rated “R”. It earns the distinction as the first Rated R movie that I ever saw….and I loved every minute of it. What a great film. This film was made for only $11 million and cleared over $50 million in the box office. Big time success for those days. When it was made, Wesley Snipes and Rene Russo were both relatively new on the movie scene and weren’t stars by any shape or form. I recently saw the movie on AMC last Thursday and posted some scenes from it on last week’s Five For Friday. This week, it gets the “Where You At Wednesday” Treatment. ENJOY!
Tom Berenger – Jake Taylor
Since playing lovable catcher Jake Taylor, Berenger has still been in the acting world. He’s been in movies and television shows continuously since. Some of these include “Chasers,” “Training Day,” “Sinners & Saints” and the upcoming “Smokin Aces : Blowback”. Television appearances include “Peacemakers,” “Third Watch,” “October Road,” and the Stephen King mini-series “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”. He currently resides in Vancouver and in Beaufort, SC.
Charlie Sheen – Rick Vaughn
If you don’t know what Sheen has been up to, you’ve been living under a rock. He’s been all over, and currently is the star of the hit sitcom “Two and A Half Men”. No research neccesary on this cat!
Corbin Bernsen – Roger Dorn
Bernsen played pretty-boy slacker Roger Dorn and was one of the main three stars of the original movie at the time it was filmed, and is mainly recognized for his work on “LA Law”. He has also appeared on “General Hospital” since his “Major League” days. Currently, he co-stars on the USA show “Psych”. Interesting tidbit of info is that Corbin possesses one of the largest snow globe collections in the world, with over 6000. You can’t make that shit up.
Rene Russo – Lynn Wells
Lynn Wells was Russo’s first breakout real role in a movie, and it helped her achieve relative stardom. Let’s go ahead and get it out of the way, she’s pretty damn hot and has aged pretty damn well as you can see from above. She went on to star in “Outbreak,” “Get Shorty,” “Tin Cup,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and “Two for the Money”. She hasn’t appeared in a film though since 2005′s “Yours, Mine and Ours”.
Wesley Snipes – Wille Mays Hayes
Perhaps the greatest growth in stardom from a member of the original cast is Wesley Snipes. He even wanted so much money for “Major League II” that they replaced him with Omar Epps (who I really liked). He’s won tons of awards and been in TONS of movies since 1989. Some of these include, but are not limited to: “King of New York,” Mo’ Betta Blues,” “Jungle Fever,” “New Jack City,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “To Wong Foo,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Murder at 1600,” and the entire “Blade” trilogy. However, in 2008, Snipes was convicted on 3 misdemeanor counts of failure to file federal income tax returns and sentanced to 3 years in prison. He reamins free while his appeal is considered.
Dennis Haysbert – Pedro Cerrano
You ready for this one? Here is something I didn’t know/never realized. PEDRO CERRANO is the dude from the fucking AllState Insurance commercials?!!?! Are you fucking kidding me?! I can’t believe I never made that connection. Dude looks mad different with hair. He’s been on “The Unit” and currently plays the President of the USA in the TV series “24″.
Bob Uecker – Harry Doyle
The old school baseball card pic was just too classic to pass up on this one. Bob Uecker was a straight up baller catcher back in his day, and played the hilarious, drunken annoucer Harry Doyle. Dude has done everything from broadcasting to acting to comedy and is very well-liked. He is currently the Milwaukee Brewers play-by-play announcer.
Margaret Whitton – Rachel Phelps
Most of Whitton’s most notable works came before “Major League” (like “The Secret of My Success” and “The Best of Times”). Today is she President of Independent Film Producer Tashtego Films.