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CRASH DAVIS and EBBY ''NUKE'' LALOOSH
PLAYED BY Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
MOVIE Bull Durham (1988)
POSITIONS Catcher (Davis) and pitcher (LaLoosh)
TEAM The Durham Bulls, minor-league misfits whose fortunes improve along with Nuke's pitching
STATS Davis, a seasoned catcher who's quietly chasing a minor-league home-run record, is brought in to teach discipline to rookie LaLoosh, a prospective major leaguer with ''a million-dollar arm and a five-cent head.'' The two find themselves in a romantic triangle with groupie supreme Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon).
ACCURACY Writer-director Ron Shelton was a minor-league player himself, so dialogue like ''You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes'' has a ring of truth.
MEMORABLE MOMENT Crash teaches Nuke how to spout bland clichés when sportswriters interview him.
MALE KLEENEX FACTOR 1 out of 10 hankies (Unlike most baseball movies, Durham isn't the least bit sentimental.)
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