PG | | Drama, Sport
When Roy Hobbs first joins the Knights, mid-season, the equipment manager declines to give him a uniform with number 11 on it, asserting that the number 11 is "bad luck", and Hobbs winds up with number 9. There is no specific curse or jinx baseball ... ...
You know, I believe we have two lives.
Roy Hobbs: How... what do you mean?
Iris Gaines: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.
The baseball cards of Roy Hobbs rolling off the printing press are clearly meant to be those manufactured by the Playball Company (which produced cards from 1939-41). And though the film takes place during the 1939 season, the card style corresponded to Playball's 1941 set.
$5,088,381 (USA) (13 May 1984)
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