Major League II

Major League II (1994)

14 corrected entries

Corrected entry: During the final league championship series against the White Sox, it is very obvious that the "Sox home field" used was neither the old Comiskey Park (torn down in 1991) or the new US Cellular field.

Correction: It was new Comiskey Park, however it was originally blue as you see in the movie and not its current black color, as it changed over the years from a blue interior to a black interior. Much of the on field shots were shot in New Comiskey as it was called at the time, now referred to as US Cellular Field.

Corrected entry: All ownership changes in Major League Baseball would have to be approved by the other owners in the league. To gain the approval of the other owners, Dorn would have to show a financial ability to keep the team solvent, which he cannot do. Even if he gets past this hurdle and gets the other owners to approve him, there is almost no chance the owners would approve Rachel Phelps' move to buy back the team, especially after her attempts to lose in the first film.

Vader47000

Correction: If the choice is between someone they dislike owning the team and the team devolving into bankruptcy or foreclosure, they could easily approve to avoid the bad press and complications. Also, it is not a legitimate mistake to argue what someone would or would not have done.

LorgSkyegon

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film, Rube cries that he might get sent to Omaha. Omaha is the AAA affiliate of the Royals, not the Indians.

Correction: It is made very clear throughout the movie that Rube Baker is not the smartest guy in the world (hence his nickname). He says a number of dumb things throughout the film ("Hey, Cerrano, I'm on the rooster!), so it is not surprising that he wouldn't know or remember what minor league affiliate he would be sent to.

Corrected entry: In the second game of the doubleheader versus the Red Sox, when Willy comes in to pinch run, another unknown player comes up to bat. While Willy steals 2nd, 3rd, and home two pitches are thrown to the batter. Then Cerrano goes in to pinch hit but a pinch hitter cannot go in in the middle of an at bat unless the player is injured.

Correction: This entry is just wrong. Pinch hitters can enter the game at any point during an at-bat, regardless of injury.

Vader47000

Corrected entry: When Vaughn was in the bullpen, the girl he was dating and one of the students got his autograph. But according to MLB rules, players are not allowed to give out autographs during the game. They are not even supposed to be involved in conversations with fans while a game is in process.

Correction: And every rule is always followed? Vaughn was being annoyed by the kids talking about how his career was going downhill. He would have done anything to get them out of there.

Corrected entry: During the scene where Dorn is in the dugout and yells at Jake Taylor that "as General Manager of this team I demand to know when I will get a start?", Taylor answers him that there will be an old timer's game coming up. Fact is, if Dorn is the General Manager of the organization, he would have MUCH more power over Jake Taylor. If he really wanted to play, he wouldn't need Taylor's permission.

Correction: It is true that the General Manager is the manager's boss, but usually they allow the manager to make game decisions like that. He could pull rank, and make them start him, but maybe he decided it would be better for the team if he did not.

pross79

Corrected entry: From the end of Major League I until spring training and the beginning of Major League II, roughly less than six months has passed. Yet Vaughn has seemingly aged 8 years and put considerable weight on his face for it only being a few months/one season later.

Correction: This is likely because the movie was made 6 years later. This is a directorial obstacle and not a mistake with the movie. Otherwise we would say that somehow Willie Mays Hayes doesn't seem to look himself after just 6 short months. Plastic surgery?

Corrected entry: Throughout the entire movie, Parkmans' helmets never have a protective piece covering the ear. Any baseball games at any level the helmets have that protective piece over the ear.

Correction: This is USUALLY true but not entirely, especially in the 80's. I remember several of my favorite players, including then Chicago Cub's catcher Jody Davis, wore the same kind of helmet and I used to wonder that myself. Rare yes, but not unheard of.

Corrected entry: In this movie, Roger Dorn buys the team from Rachel Phelps. But, if you remember the first movie, there was a scene where Jack Taylor goes over to Dorn's house to confront him about "why Dorn didn't come up with that grounder that Rucker hit in the 9th?" Dorn replies that he'll become a free agent the year after next. Hence, that means he has a full season under contract after their one-game-playoff win against the Yankees. The problem is then that in this movie, it's the season that immediately followed their one-game-playoff win against the Yankees. So, how can Dorn become an owner when he still should be under contract?

Correction: Almost all sports contracts give the player or the team the right to buy-out the final year of a contract to become a free agent. Or he may have just retired from the game. Either way would allow him to buy the team.

Corrected entry: In the last inning of the ALCS game, when Vaughn comes in, he intentionally walks the batter to get to Parkman. In Major League Baseball, you can only intentionally walk a batter if first base is unoccupied. There were runners on first and second, thus making it impossible to intentionally walk the batter.

ManOnStilts

Correction: This is just not true. You can intentionally walk ANY batter regardless of which bases are occupied. I have seen games where a batter is walked with the bases loaded just so the pitcher can get to a weaker batter. The theory being that it's better to only give up one run than a potential four if you pitch to the stronger batter.

Damian Torres

Corrected entry: In the movie we are introduced to Rube Baker, the catcher who at times has trouble throwing the ball back to the pitcher. Somebody with this problem wouldn't make the little league baseball level, let alone the major leagues.

Correction: Kind of the point of the movie wasn't it?

Corrected entry: In the scene where Cerrano goes into the outfield to assist the bird he hit, he's tagged out by an infielder. The reality is that he was out the second he ran out of the baselines. Rule 7.08 of Major League Baseball: Any runner is out when: (a) (1) He runs more than three feet away from a direct line between bases to avoid being tagged unless his action is to avoid interference with a fielder fielding a batted ball; or (2) after touching first base, he leaves the baseline, obviously abandoning his effort to touch the next base.

Correction: All the umpire said was that the runner didn't make it home before he was out. An umpire never called him out when he tagged him. The outfielder who caught the ball didn't even tag him, he handed him the ball and said, "I'm sorry, but you're out Mr. Ghandi." The line Doyle said about being tagged out administering CPR to the bird was just his character's attempt at humor.

Corrected entry: At the end of the first "Major League" movie, the Indians have defeated the White Sox to tie with the Yankees. At the start of "Major League 2", Harry Doyle says that the Sox swept the Indians out of the Division Play the previous year.

Correction: In 1989, when the first movie was made, MLB had only two divisions in each league. Chicago (Western) and Cleveland (Eastern) were in opposite divisions, so they would've played each other in the ALCS. They did beat Chicago in a regular season game, while the Yankees lost, creating the tie.

Corrected entry: Although the team is still the Indians, this was filmed at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Correction: The Home Games are at Comiskey.

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