The Natural

The Natural (1984)

24 mistakes

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Other mistake: In the game in Chicago, Hobbes is announced batting in the top of the first inning. However, the scoreboard shows that the home team Cubs have a hit, meaning they've already batted and therefore the first inning is already over.

Continuity mistake: How does Roy Hobbs finish the last game with only 3 at bats? He's batting 3rd, it's the top of the 9th, and the announcer says Hobbs is 0 for 2 so far (says nothing about a Hobbs walk). It's impossible for a 3rd place hitter to only have 3 at bats if he's hitting in the 9th inning.

Character mistake: When Hobbs was at bat for the game winning HR, the base runners were focused solely on Hobbs instead of the pitcher, who could have thrown out either. This was the Majors, not Little League.

Tony Fox

Factual error: The national anthem, which is played before an afternoon game in the movie, was not played before major league ballgames in 1939. That didn't start until 1941, and wasn't done by all major league clubs until 1942.


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