Photo: MW Gerard. Fenway Park, 2017.

Baseball season is finally here. From 1950s musicals to heartland dramas to historic icons of the game, it’s the perfect time to revisit these essential baseball movies.

Baseball commissioner, philosopher and literature professor A. Bartlett Giamatti (yes, he was Paul’s father) wrote: “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”

Keep the season of sunshine and high skies alive by adding these to your queue.

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