Corrected entry: When the ball players are walking into court a fan sticks a ball in front of Shoeless Joe Jackson to sign and he does. It is common knowledge and is talked about in the film that he cannot read or write. He signs court documents with an "X". Who would want that autograph?
Corrected entry: In the film, the two sports writers (Ring Lardner and Hugh Fullerton) are noticing the poor play of the Black Sox. In reality, ailing Hall-of-Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson pointed out their pathetic play. In fact, Mathewson, who played a key role in discovering the perpetrators, wasn't even mentioned in the film.
Corrected entry: During the film White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte's last name is pronounced Sih-Coat-ee. In reality it was pronounced Sy-Cott.
Corrected entry: The movie takes place during the year 1919. Yet before one of the World Series games the stadium announcer requests that everone stand up to sing the national anthem. The US did not have a national anthem until the 1930's when Frankin D. Rosevelt signed into law the Star Spanngled Banner as the nation anthem.
Corrected entry: Shoeless Joe Jackson is shown batting righthanded and throwing lefthanded. In reality, it was the opposite. He threw righthanded and batted lefthanded.
Corrected entry: During an interrogation prior to the trial, Buck Weaver asks a lawyer who the Babe Ruth of the group is. In 1919, Babe Ruth was a good player, but did not have the star power he gained later. Ruth had not even become a Yankee yet. The question relates to how Ruth is viewed today, not how he was in 1919.
Corrected entry: When Shoeless Joe Jackson makes a diving catch towards the end of the film, you can hear a ball hit his glove but you never see a ball come into the screen.
Corrected entry: At one point in the second game, as Lefty gets set to pitch, we see he's facing a left-handed hitter in the batter's box. Lefty delivers, and the batter swings - from the right-hand batters box.
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