Sheen: Haysbert could hit it a country mile. Big strong guy.
Russo: The first movie scene I ever shot was the scene with Tom Berenger in the library when he tries to win me back. It was three pages of dialogue, and we had to do it over and over again. But you know, for my first scene in a movie, I think I knocked it out of the park.
Berenger: That was one of those 17-hour days. I knew she didn't have the stamina yet. She broke down crying. It's a great scene, though.
Ward: Originally, Major League had a different ending. I was trying so hard to be clever, adding a little twist at the end where the owner—this person who you think has been trying to sabotage the team—actually turns out to have been the architect of the team's success. But when we tested it, audiences were pissed. They enjoyed hating her.
Whitton: I prefer the original ending because I knew more about baseball than most of the guys. Plus, I had a better bat than Tom Berenger.
Ward: A lot of people don't know this but Jeremy Piven was in the movie. He was a bench jockey, and all his bits were him yelling insults at opposing teams. But it didn't really work, and I cut the whole thing. He's done O.K. for himself, although I'm sure he was disappointed at the time.
IV. "How's your wife and my kids?"
Whitton: The thing about Milwaukee is the whole town smells like a brewery at night. It's like some lovely German auntie that crushes you to her beery bosom. Those boys had a blast.
Haysbert: I don't think there was ever a closer cast. We hung out together. We went to bars together. We were a team. James Gammon had these great poker games.
Sheen: James Gammon? You want to talk about an absolute f------ warlock? This guy shows up one morning, and he's so hung over that he has the bar still attached to his head. I've never seen a man in this much pain trying to make a cup of coffee. He was an awesome dude.