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Fear Strikes Out (1957) Poster

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Jump to: Boom mic visible (2) | Continuity (3) | Errors in geography (1) | Factual errors (2) | Miscellaneous (2) | Revealing mistakes (4)

Boom mic visible 

At the beginning of the film, when Jim's father (played by Karl Malden) goes into the kitchen to wash up after work, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the far wall. Then a shadow of the boom mic is seen on the wall shortly after that as the camera pans left.
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After Jim and Mary eat at her apartment, they go to the sink to do the dishes. The boom mic is briefly visible as they converse at the sink.
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Continuity 

At 29:01, Jim's hand jumps to the wall beside him.
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At 46:56, the reported takes his coat off twice.
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John takes his hand off the netting twice.
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Errors in geography 

Close-up shots of Jimmy Piersall playing shortstop and right field reveal a low outfield wall backed by trees in the background. These games were supposed to be in Fenway Park, which would have a high left field wall and bleachers in right field.
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Factual errors 

Joe Cronin was not the Field Manager of the Red Sox when Jimmy Piersall played. Mike "Pinky" Higgins was. Cronin was the General Manager.
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Piersall is show wearing uniform number 37 immediately upon his promotion to the Red Sox. During his first two years, and part of a third year, he wore uniform numbers 24, 26, 2, and 34, not donning his well-known number 37 until partway into the 1953 season.
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Miscellaneous 

The home uniforms on all Red Sox players had two rows of piping down the front, proper for its time, except Piersall's which had no piping, a uniform not worn until much later.
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When Jimmy Piersall is taking the field in his high school state championship game, he's wearing #37. When the team is in the locker room after the game, another player on his team is also wearing #37.
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Revealing mistakes 

In Jimmy's first game with the Red Sox, the Red Sox pitcher starts his windup as a lefty in the close-up and completes it as a righty in the long shot.
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At 39:25, the shadow that falls across John as he approaches Jim.
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At 40:00, the shadow on the nurse's shoulder.
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At 58:32, the shadow on Jim's shirt.
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