Corrected entry: When the game at Arlington Stadium starts you hear the announcer calling the name of the first Ranger's batter. He says "leading off for the Texas Rangers: John Whetland." John Whetland is the Ranger's closing pitcher. He would not be batting in the first inning. The Rangers also use a pinch hitter, so NONE of their pitchers bat at all.
Corrected entry: Jim Morris' first big league game, a 7:30 p.m. start, was in Arlington, Texas. His fan club - his former high school ballers - scheduled a 2 p.m. meeting time (to go watch in the game) in Big Lake, Texas. The players arrived at the ballpark's upper deck just before the bottom of the first. Big Lake is a 7-hour, 19-minute drive from Arlington. There is no way the people could have left Big Lake shortly after 2 p.m., driven to the stadium, parked, bought tickets, entered the stadium and climbed to the upper level by about 7:45 p.m., which is approximately when the bottom of the first would have began.
Corrected entry: When Jim Morris is measuring the speed of his fastball on an empty road, the two LED segments on the sign that malfunction were working fine just a few shots before.
Corrected entry: In real baseball games, there is no running commentary by the announcer. Usually there is the announcing of the home teams starting lineup and defense, the opposing teams starting lineup and defense, the battery, and the batter. I guess they just added this in to clarify what was going on for non-baseball fans.
Corrected entry: In the game at the end, there is a shot of the scoreboard. If you look closely, you will see that the numbers on the scoreboard don't add up right.
Corrected entry: The scene where a series of Owls players are at bat and hitting the ball. One player, #25, his foot touches home plate. Baseball rules say that if a batter at any time touches home plate with his foot when he hits the ball, he is automatically out.
Corrected entry: After Jim Morris finds out he is being called to the big leagues he calls his wife and asks her to bring the blue sports jacket to Arlington. The next scene shows him carrying the jacket into the park. Then, when he is in the bullpen before the game his wife comes up and they obviously haven't seen each other in a while. How did he get the jacket?
Corrected entry: Not sure why they decided to change this for the movie, but the player who moved up to the majors with Jim Morris was not named Brooks - his real name is Steve Cox.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim debuts in the major leagues he blows into his hands. That is only allowed when it is cold out. It wouldn't be cold enough in Texas for him to be allowed to do that.
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