Factual error: When Beane takes his daughter to look at guitars, she plays and sings Lenka's "The Show", a single which wasn't released until 2009, despite the movie taking place in 2002-2003. (00:42:45 - 00:44:10)
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Billy is having ice cream with his daughter, watch the can of whipped cream change even though it wasn't picked up.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Billy is trading away players with Pete watching, his coffee cup moves back and forth from right to left without him touching it.
Factual error: Scott Hatteberg shouldn't have had to realize he could increase his chances of getting on base by taking more pitches and getting walks; in real life, he was always willing to take called strikes instead of swinging at pitches he knew he couldn't make contact with. That ability to take a lot of pitches and get on base was the primary reason Billy Beane was so eager to sign him in the first place.Cubs Fan
Factual error: Boston Redsox stadium did not look like that when Billy visited it in the movie. Fenway Park has gone through multiple renovations since then. The most obvious errors included the concessions section he enters Fenway through was newly renovated since '02, the first shot of Fenway includes the '04 & '07 banners, and a later shot included the wall with the monster seats, which did not yet exist.
Factual error: The NBA arena adjacent to the Oakland ballpark has the Oracle label on the exterior. At the time, the venue was simply known as The Arena in Oakland. Oracle purchased the naming rights in 2006.
Trivia: Although it isn't shown in the film, Billy Beane managed, by using Paul DePodesto's sabermetric analysis, to get thirteen of the twenty players he wanted in the 2002 amateur draft. At the time, this was unprecedented; no GM before had ever finished the draft with more than six of their top choices, and most GMs are lucky to even get their top two or three choices.Cubs Fan
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