PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport
After 19 years of playing the game he's loved his whole life, Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapel has to decide if he's going to risk everything and put everything out there.
The Tigers are shown to be going into the game with a season win-loss record of 64-97. The number wound up being very close to the real-life Tigers final record of 69-92 for the 1999 season (The time of the film's release). The Yankees were noted as closing in on clinching first place in the American League East Division, and would actually do so in the 1999 season. In real life however, the Yankees clinched the division prior to their final series of the regular season.
There's a bunch of cameras out there right now waiting to make a joke of this, Mick. So you can either stop, give them the sound bite, do the dance. Or you can hold your head up and walk by, and the next time we're in Boston, we'll go out there and ...
As the third inning ends the TV network scoreboard graphic indicates that neither team has any hits, runs or errors. Moments later a shot of the Yankee Stadium scoreboard indicates the same thing. However, when the fourth inning starts TV announcer Vin Scully states that the Yankee pitcher has allowed two hits.
A full frontal nude shot of Kevin Costner had to be cut at Universal's request to secure a PG-13 rating.
$13,041,685 19 September 1999