Marc Blucas' character can be seen wearing a Wake Forest basketball cap early in the movie. It is black with a yellow "WF" on the front. Blucas actually attended and played basketball on a full scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina. He started along with Tim Duncan there.

Wilmer Valderrama's film debut.

Curt Gowdy and Hank Aaron both make appearances in this film. Gowdy was the NBC play-by-play announcer in the booth when Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 to pass Babe Ruth on April 8th, 1974 in what was then known as Atlanta Stadium (later named Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium).

Freddie Prinze Jr. And Mathew Lillard both star in the Scooby Doo franchise. In Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, Marc Blucus plays Fred.

The batter at home plate when the camera pans Veterans Field (Chatham's real home field on Cape Cod, the one with the playground) is Hyannis's Brendan Harris, who made his major league debut in 2004 with the Chicago Cubs.

This marks the third film out of five that Matthew Lillard and Freddie Prinze Jr. have worked on together. The other films are Wing Commander (1999), She's All That (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).

John Schiffner is the real life coach and manager of the Chatham A's.

Real-life baseball player, Christopher Rosado (a Boston College graduate), appears briefly as the left-fielder on Ryan Dunne's team.

John McGinley plays a scout for the Phillies named Hugh Alexander. There really was a scout named Hugh Alexander who signed many future MLB all-stars while working for multiple teams during a 64-year career including the Phillies for 16 years.

Three of the movie's cast include actor/actress who were in different series on the WB/ CW network. These include; Jessica Biel ("7th Heaven" as Mary Camden/ Mary Rivera); Marc Blucas ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Riley Finn) and Christian Kane ("Angel" as Lindsey McDonald)

A pseudo/quasi premier was held in Seattle at the now-defunct theater chain "General Cinemas Pacific Place" in order to coincide with that year's all-star game. Which happened to be Cal Ripken Jr's last game/retirement game.

At the beginning of the film Prinze refers to "The Big Hurt" having played in the league. He is referring to hall of famer Frank Thomas.

The character of Miles Dalrymple played by Marc Blucas is partly named after Clay Dalrymple, a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1960-1968.

Ryan plays baseball at a field called Veteran's Field. At the end of the movie, he is signed to play for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose stadium was called Veteran's Stadium.