The Making of Major League
“Even Harry Doyle would agree there's more than juuuust a bit inside Jonathan Knight's new book, The Making of Major League…”
"You think you know every thing about Major League? Think again.”
-Lake County News-Herald
"Major League book brings back the joy and fun of being Indians fans."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Author Jonathan Knight did a wonderful job with this thing."
If you love watching Major League, you’ll be fascinated by this inside story. Based on interviews with all major cast members plus crew and producers, it tells how writer/director David S. Ward battled the Hollywood system to turn his own love of the underdog Cleveland Indians into a classic screwball comedy.
Learn how a tight-knit group of rising young stars (and a few wily veterans) had a blast pretending to play ball while creating several iconic characters. Filled with little-known facts and personal recollections about outtakes and inside jokes, batting practice and script changes, all-night location shoots, bar hopping and more, this is the ultimate guide to the film that reinvented the baseball movie and inspired a generation of belly laughs.
Includes rare photos, storyboard illustrations, script excerpts, and more.