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Other mistake: When Ben Chapman is yelling racial slurs at Jackie Robinson, his socks don't match the other Phillies players' uniforms. He is actually wearing the socks from the Boston Brave (Atlanta Braves now).

Factual error: Near the beginning of the film, as the Kansas City Monarchs bus travels along a highway in 1945, a graphic displays "Interstate 24, Missouri." The Federal Interstate Highway System was not created until 1956. The highway referenced was likely supposed to be U. S. Highway 24 that runs through north central Missouri.

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Branch Rickey: You think God likes baseball, Herb?
Herb Pennock: What -? What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Branch Rickey: It means someday you're gonna meet God, and when he inquires as to why you didn't take the field against Robinson in Philadelphia, and you answer that it's because he was a Negro, it may not be a sufficient reply.

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Trivia: The woman that gets Leo banned was his actress Laraine Day. What happened was that she was married for five years (1942-1947) to a guy named Harry Hendricks. She went to Mexico on January 22.1947 and got a divorce and the next day in El Paso Texas married Leo. But when they retired to California she was told that both the Mexico divorce and the marriage to Leo were illegal. She was still married to Hendricks, she had to wait a year. She did marry Leo on Febuary 16,1948 and they were married for 12 years. Leo was also banned for his habit in LA and Las Vagas of hanging around with underworld types like gangster Mickey Cohn.

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