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36 'Major League' Quotes From The 1989 Iconic Movie

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'Major League' deals with a fictional Cleveland Indians baseball team

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'Major League' is a film all about the fictional Cleveland Indians baseball team.

In the film, the character Rachel Phelps inherits control of the Cleveland Indians baseball squad from her deceased husband. Rachel Phelps despises Cleveland and wishes to relocate the team to Miami; luckily the Indians' contract with Cleveland contains an escape clause.

The clause states that the team can relocate if the turnout and attendance for the whole season is below 800,000. Therefore, they are keen on finishing last to reduce their fans' interest. This would ensure poor attendance, meaning that they could relocate to Miami. Determined to attain the worst rank, Phelps hires Lou Brown (James Gammon) to manage the team and promotes former manager Charlie Donovan (Charles Cyphers) to General Manager.

The team predictably starts the season on a losing streak. Lou Brown then discovers that the pitcher's (Rick Vaughn - played by Charlie Sheen) management problems stem from an uncorrected visual defect. Once he is fitted with glasses, Rick Vaughn's performance improves with further coaching and help, and the team begins to win.

Major League is a very famous comedy that has left us with a lot of funny and inspiring quotes. Let's look at some of the most interesting quotes of them all. If you like this, do read these 'A League Of Their Own' quotes and baseball quotes too.
 

The Best 'Major League' Movie Quotes

Here are 'Major League' Jobu quotes, Roger Dorn quotes, Rick Vaughn quotes, Dennis Haysbert quotes, and quotes from lots of other characters too!

1. "Yo, bartender! Jobu needs a refill!"

- Bob Uecker, 'Major League'.

2. "Forget about the curveball, Ricky. Give him the heater!"

- Lou Brown, 'Major League'.

3. "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?"

- Eddie Harris, 'Major League'.

4. "Heywood leads the league in most offensive categories, including nose hair. When this guy sneezes, he looks like a party favor."

- Harry Doyle, 'Major League'.

5. "Hell of a situation we got here. Two on, two out, your team down by one in the ninth. You got a chance to be a hero on national television... if you don't blow it."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

6. "[Rexman pops the ball straight up] Uh-oh, that's it, I don't think this one's got the distance."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

7. "That's why we carry the American Express card."

- Eddie Harris, 'Major League'.

8. "The American Express card: Don't steal home without it."

- Willie Mays Hayes, 'Major League'.

9. "Hats for bats, keep bats warm."

- Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert), 'Major League'.

10. "Fan 1: No way. Too high. Too high.

Fan 2: Too high? What does that mean, too high?

Fan 1: Too high, I thought."

- 'Major League'.

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11. "Chaire Holloway: I heard that Ball players make a lot of money, how much you make?

Jake Taylor: I make the league minimum."

- 'Major League'.

12. "[Seeing Dorn pull up in a convertible] Thought you didn't have any high-priced talent?"

- Lou Brown (James Gammon), 'Major League'.

13. "The local press seems to think that we'd save everyone the time and trouble if we just went out and shot ourselves. Me, I'm for wasting sportswriters' time."

- Lou Brown (James Gammon), 'Major League'.

14. "Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats... He will come."

- Pedro Cerrano, 'Major League'.

15. "The fact is we lost our two best players to free agency. We haven't won a pennant in over thirty-five years, we haven't placed higher than fourth in the last fifteen. Obviously, it's time for some changes."

- Rachel Phelps, 'Major League'.

16. "Cerrano's looking for some extra power for tonight. He's looking to sacrifice a live chicken. Hey Jake, man, we can't have people puking in the locker room before the game!

- Willie Mays Hayes, 'Major League'.

17. "In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar."

- Harry Doyle, 'Major League'.

18. "With your speed, you should be hitting the ball on the ground and be legging them out. Every time I see you hit one in the air, you owe me twenty push-ups."

- Lou Brown (James Gammon), 'Major League'.

19. "Remember, fans, Tuesday is Die Hard night. Free admission for anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won the pennant."

- Harry Doyle, 'Major League'.

20. "This guy threw at his own son in a father-son game."

- Eddie Harris, 'Major League'.

Famous Quotes From 'Major League'

Fun fact: Wesley Snipes, who played Willie Mays Hayes in 'Major League', is absent in 'Major League 2'. Here are some more 'Major League' quotes from Charlie Donovan and more.

21. "What do you mean, you don't know? This is your chance to manage in the big leagues."

- Charlie Donovan, 'Major League'.

22. "I'm hungover, my knees are killin' me and if you're going to pull this least you could've said you were from the Yankees."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

23. "I'm sure he's a close personal friend and all..."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

24. "Rick Vaughn into the wind-up, and his first offering … juuuust a bit outside. He tried the corner and missed."

- Harry Doyle, 'Major League'.

25. "Chaire Holloway: Here in Cleveland? I didn't know they still had a team!

Jake Taylor: Yup, we've got uniforms and everything, it's really great!"

- 'Major League'.

26. "Haywood swings and crushes this one toward South America. Tomlinson is gonna need a Visa to catch this one, it is out of here, and there is nothing left but a vapor trail."

- Harry Doyle, 'Major League'.

27. "Jesus, I like him very much, but he no help with curveball."

- Pedro Cerrano, 'Major League'.

28. "Well, then, I guess there’s only one thing left to do."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

29. "Two on, two out, your team down a run, and you've got the chance to be the hero on national television."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

30. "Any one of them will give you another two to three inches drop on your curveball."

- Eddie Harris, 'Major League'.

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31. "Of course if the umps are watching me real close I'll rub a little jalapeno up my nose, get it runnin'."

- Eddie Harris, 'Major League'.

32. "We should’ve got the live chicken."

- Willie Mays Hayes, 'Major League'.

33. "Bring that to me, man."

- Pedro Cerrano, 'Major League'.

34. "Who cares? It’s gone."

- Fan, 'Major League'.

35. "I want to put together a team that'll help us relocate to Miami."

- Rachel Phelps, 'Major League'.

36. "Uh-oh, Rexie. I don’t think this one's got the distance."

- Jake Taylor, 'Major League'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 35+ 'Major League'quotes, why not look at these Tommy Lasorda quotes or Tim Tebow quotes too?

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