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The Winning Team (1952) Poster

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Anachronisms 

Grover Cleveland Alexander retired from baseball in 1930, yet we see him with a number on the back of his jersey, a practice that did not begin until the following year, 1931.
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1916 is shown as the year of Alexander leading the Phillies to the pennant, when the correct year was 1915.
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Not only does much of the stock footage (as well as regular footage) show players wearing numbers on their uniforms long before this was the case, a number of the crowd shots were actually shot in the late 1940s or early '50s, as indicated by the clothing and hairstyles.
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Continuity 

The film shows shows the first batter in Game 1 of the 1926 World Series striking out on three pitches-- the first two as a left-handed batter and the third as a right-handed batter.
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Errors in geography 

The fans are shown giving a loud, enthusiastic standing ovation to Alexander for his pitching heroics in the 1926 World Series. However, the games that Alexander won in the 1926 World Series were played in Yankee Stadium, meaning that the fans were rooting for the Yankees, not the Cardinals. The fans were stunned when Babe Ruth was caught stealing at second to end the Series - not just because of the way it ended, but because their team had lost to a team it had been heavily favored to beat.
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