Trivia: Jack's home run streak and the fight with the Hiroshima Carp pitcher who hit him were based on 2 actual events by 2 differnt American ex-Baseball players playing in Japan, Randy Bass and Warren Cromartie respectively.
Other mistake: At the end of the film, Hammer agrees to join the Los Angeles Dodgers just in time for a weekend series against the Atlanta Braves. The problem here is that the Dragons won the Central League Pennant and thus, qualify for the Japan Series. The Dragons wouldn't allow him to leave until the postseason has been completed.
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