According to Ron Shelton
, "I wrote a very early script about minor league baseball; the only thing it had in common with Bull Durham was that it was about a pitcher and a catcher." That script was titled, The Player To Be Named Later; a single anecdote from that script made it into Bull Durham. For this film, Shelton "decided to see if a woman could tell the story" and "dictated that opening monologue on a little micro-recorder while I was driving around North Carolina." After Shelton returned to Los Angeles from his road trip, he wrote the script in "about twelve weeks." See more
When the players are having their conference at the mound in the game where Nook's dad is at the game and Jose's glove has a curse on it, Crash has his helmet on backwards so that the catcher's mask can fit on it. The back of the helmet has #20 on it instead of his #8. See more
I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there's ...