04/12/2013 10:11 am ET

Best Baseball Movie Characters: Fielding A Team, From Jimmy Dugan To Crash Davis (VIDEOS)

The new Jackie Robinson movie, "42," brings big-screen life to such baseball legends as Pee Wee Reese (played by Lucas Black), Ralph Branca (played by Hamish Linklater), Robinson himself (played by Chadwick Boseman) and other members of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers. Yet how would Dem Bums fare against an all-star team featuring the likes of Crash Davis, Jimmy Dugan and Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez?

Unfortunately, we'll never know. If Hollywood is involved, however, the end result would likely include a slow-motion home run trot and some triumphant music cue from deceased composer Jerry Goldsmith.

With "42" out in theaters on Friday, HuffPost Entertainment decide to compile the best fictional baseball characters, by position, in film history. Root for the home team in the comments below (or give these choices the Bronx cheer).

Best Baseball Movie Characters

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