Common Sense Media says

A formulaic feel-good movie with positive messages.

Users say

(out of 18 reviews)
age 5+
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Parent of a 5 year old Written byInconceivable March 5, 2011
It's not bland! It's only weakness is that it's not over the top constantly...but thats not a weakness in my house. We love the simple humorous moments, slapstick, and character dynamics. There are still thrills and tense moments where the little grabs holds his face in a moment of concern for the hero, even though he's seen it 5 times already. If warm, funny, slapstick, no one dies, great chase scenes, positve historically uplifting character interaction is bland then I feel lucky the bar for us is low 'cause we're not getting this movie out of the monthly rotation any time soon.
Adult Written byadrub April 9, 2008

Finally..good clean animation!

We were glad to be able to take our kids to a movie that was actually made for kids. There didn't appear to be the lure of analogies, euphimisms or just straight crude terms that are supposedly appealing to adults. Good clean kids movie! Can't wait for it to come out on DVD.
Teen, 15 years old Written bymilo remmestein December 27, 2011

Talking bats will exist one day *emphasis on sarcasm and funny accent*

Hey people, long story short, talking baseball bats are going to exist in the future and yes, Whoopi Goldberg voiced the talking bat.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byChimaera April 9, 2008

Great For Kids

This was the first animated film I've watched with my 6 Year old that I will be proud to own. Compared to the "farting, burping, sexual innuendo,dumbing down of America, etc." world of modern animation, it was refreshing. It was wonderful to sit with my son and have him express curiosity in things that were at his level of understanding. He wondered why the father lost his job for something he didn't do. He was curious as to why a little kid would run away (expressing that he would never do that), etc. It was great!
Teen, 13 years old Written bysillywiz May 15, 2011

heroic story line

Was a really good movie. I watched it with a lot of youger kids and they allllll loved it!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

Good basic story with a moral

My 5 year old didn't get the more subtle implications, we had to discuss how he shouldn't have run away, but that he kept trying even though he wasn't a great player. Really a pretty clean cut movie with animation of a baseball and bat. He understood the little bit of violence was sort of slapstick like.
Kid, 9 years old March 25, 2011


bad movie but not that bad its just like a only see it 1 time type of movie.its about A boy. who finds a talking base ball.then Babes bat is taking.So he tries to find the the end the fat guy goes to jail. and he wins the game.and many years later babe dies [not in the movie but in real life he did]
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old July 7, 2010
Parent of a 2 and 6 year old Written byNHBookWorm April 27, 2010

Great family flick!

My five-year-old LOVES this film--the talking baseball cracks him up! My two-year-old enjoyed it too.
Kid, 10 years old January 7, 2010

calling all yankees!

This is a cute movie. I liked it. Its very good for young baseball fans!
Teen, 13 years old Written byyankee01 April 9, 2008

ok i guess

fine movie
Parent of a 6 and 6 year old Written byjagness April 9, 2008
Adult Written bytownatty April 9, 2008
Adult Written byannsanch April 9, 2008
Adult Written byfilmtv April 9, 2008

Wonderful Family Film!

A film worthy of taking your children to. The messages imparted of friendship and perseverance and honesty and love are messages that we need to see more of in our Theatres. The only negative is the boy running away from home and the parents never closing the circle by reminding their son of the dangers of going out on his own.
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

Same concept with every movie, but okay I guess...

I wouldn't highly recommend this movie, but if you're a baseball fan then maybe it'll appeal to you.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

The horror....

This movie was so idiotic it was almost scary. I mean, a talking baseball and bat? A kid named Yankee? What freak names their kid Yankee, some kind of obsessive Yankees fan? This also is not a good example for kids. Yankee goes off on his own to a city half-way across the country to return Babe Ruth's bat, alone and unsupervised. They're is a lot of potty humor and things, and Yankee gets bullied around a lot. Yankee also lied to the baseball by saying he would return it to the sandlot, which he never did. The bat is rude and way too talkative, the baseball has great disdain towards the bat...yeah, stuff like that. Plus, they let a 10 year old bat in the stinkin' World Series! That's not realistic at all. Couldn't they focus on a team other than the Yankees? What about the Red Sox? You know, the curse of the Bambino and all that? Overall, this movie STUNK. DO-NOT-WATCH-IT!!!!!!!!!