Fever Pitch

Factual error: In the opening day clips, they show 49, Tim Wakefield, starting. The starting pitcher that day was 38 Curt Schilling (Wakefield never played that day). Furthermore, the clips show them playing against the Texas Rangers; opening day 2004 was against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Factual error: In the scene in the park where Ben does his fake proposal bit and asks Lindsey if she'll go to opening day with him, the ticket is for Tuesday April 11th. It's obviously fake for two reasons. First, the Red Sox opening day in 2004 was April 9th, not the 11th. Second, April 11th, 2004, was a Sunday, not a Tuesday.

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Continuity mistake: Ben is lounging around and watching a Sox game on TV. The first shot showed a lot of stains on his shirt. Between shots the stains vary, with at least one shot with hardly any stains at all.

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Wayne C.

More mistakes in Fever Pitch

Trivia: The Red Sox were originally scripted to lose the World Series. After the Sox actually did win the Series, the ending was changed.

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Trivia: Towards the end, Lindsey and Ben are shown kissing on the field right after the Red Sox win the World Series. That shot was actually filmed moments after the Sox won the World Series on the field on October 27, 2004.

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Trivia: In the scene where Lindsey accepts the promotion, there is a group of people from the office. The guy in the front of the group with the goofy smile is Dr. Charles Steinburg, a member of the Red Sox front office.

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Question: I know it wouldn't make for a very dramatic ending, but is there no way to get from the centre field seats where Lindsay was in Fenway to Ben's seats along the first line? I mean, couldn't she have just ran along a main concourse?

Chosen answer: At the stadiums that I've been to there are ushers posted at the top of the stairs that lead to seats closer to the field. You can't get down there without showing a ticket for that section. They also show her trying to get to that section and being told she can't go in that gate. Also, she sees through the binoculars that Ben is about to sell his tickets and she wants to create a diversion.


Question: Why is the right field foul pole named after Johnny Pesky?

Chosen answer: Popular Boston Red Sox lore credits the nickname to pitcher Max Parnell who later became a sportscaster. Pesky's had only 6 homers in Fenway Park and all were hit near the right field foul line pole, but never off the pole. The pole is only 302 feet from home plate. The right field foul line pole is named after player Carlton Fisk.




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