Bull Durham

Factual error: When Kevin Costner says that if the pitcher starts him out with a curve-ball he is taking him downtown, he strides to the plate and pounds a homer over the left field wall. However, the shot that shows the ball actually flying over the wall shows the distance at 410 feet. No minor league or even major league ball park is 410 to left field, indicating that the shot was actually taken in right center, no where near where Costner's ball actually went out.

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Suggested correction: I have played at old minor league stadiums with much larger dimensions. One must check the schedule of the Durham Bulls and find dimensions prior to making this claim.

Factual error: In the opening game of the movie the announcers at the ball park are referring to the visiting team as the Peninsula White Sox. The team shown on the field is the Hagerstown Suns. (00:07:00)

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Factual error: In the opening narration, Annie Savoy states, "...there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball." While it's true that a baseball has 108 stitches, there are only 59 beads in a Catholic rosary.

Continuity mistake: When "Nuke" Laloosh throws the ball through the window of the bar's back door, the door is closed. After Crash Davis punches Laloosh the back door is now wide open.

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Skip: You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry.
Larry: Lollygaggers.
Skip: Lollygaggers.

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Trivia: Because of the popularity of the film, the real Durham Bulls were able to move up to Class AAA, the highest tier of the Minor Leagues, in 1997.

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