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Who's No. 1? Fictional baseball character draft

The baseball world turns its eyes to New Jersey on Thursday for MLB's annual First-Year Player Draft. And odds are, from the first pick to the last, will be you will have never heard of a single name called over the three-day affair (save a college QB or two).

Indeed, the draft's history books are filled with pages of who's that, could've been and never was; the history of America's pastime in entertainment, however, is a far different story.

From the "Bad News Bears" and those kids who called "The Sandlot" home to the foul-mouthed minor leaguers in Durham and the equally foul-mouthed major leaguers in Cleveland, no sport has brought us as many memorable fictional characters as baseball.

In honor of this week's draft — and to give you a taste of seeing names you're actually familiar with fly off the board — the FOXSports.com MLB staff conducted a one-round draft of the best fictional characters in baseball history, following the actual team order of Thursday's draft. Just for fun, we even gave the teams who lost their first-round pick after signing Type A free agents.

When you're done, sound off on the comments below.

Pick

Team

Character

Actor / Actress

Movie

30.

St. Louis Cardinals

Johnny Flanagan

Justin Timberlake

'Trouble With The Curve'

Called “The Flame” for how he used to throw the cover off the ball, the one-time MLB pitcher lends a Justin Timberlake-like irresistibility to an otherwise meandering baseball flick. Spotted when he was a high school phenom by ace scout Gus (Clint Eastwood), the ex-hurler infuses each scene with an easygoing, easy-on-the-eyes charm. Plus, he won Amy Adams in the end, so you know he knows how to play the game. And his recall of Bernie Carbo’s home run in the 1975 World Series? Classic.

29.

Boston Red Sox

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

28.

Atlanta Braves

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

27.

Oakland A's

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

26.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

25.

Detroit Tigers

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

24.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

23.

Cleveland Indians

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

22.

Tampa Bay Rays

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

21.

Cincinnati Reds

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

20.

Texas Rangers

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

19.

Washington Nationals

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

18.

Kansas City Royals

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

17.

Balitmore Orioles

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

16.

New York Yankees

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

15.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

14.

Los Angeles Angels

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

13.

San Francisco Giants

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

12.

San Diego Padres

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

11.

Milwaukee Brewers

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

10.

New York Mets

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

9.

Toronto Blue Jays

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

8.

Colorado Rockies

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

7.

Philadelphia Phillies

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

6.

Seattle Mariners

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

5.

Minnesota Twins

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

4.

Chicago Cubs

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

3.

Chicago White Sox

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

2.

Miami Marlins

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here

1.

Houston Astros

Character

Actor

Movie

Commentary here