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The Babe (1992) Poster

(1992)

Trivia

When Babe is in his hotel room his door opens and reveals the room number across the hall to be room #714 - an obvious reference to the total number of home runs the Babe hit during his career.
During Babe's Three Home Run Game at the end of his career, a "designated runner" runs the bases from first on the first two home runs. Not only is this historically inaccurate, but inconsistent with baseball rules as well. Had another completed a run around the bases, Ruth would only have been credited with a single, and been ineligible to play in the rest of the game on the basis of having been replaced by a Pinch Runner.
When interviewed during production of the film, John Goodman noted the irony of having to lose weight to play the part of Ruth.
Every ball park except Fenway Park was portrayed by Wrigley Field (Cubs fans can tell just by looking at how the grass is cut by 1st and 3rd base).
The minor league Danville Dans stadium in Danville, Illinois, was the one used for Fenway Park and Forbes Field, as well as being seen in black/white news footage.
The transportation scenes were filmed at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illionis. The museum's Frisco 1630 steam locomotive and the observation car "Inglehome" were used. The museum's 1859 Chicago horse car was moved to Chicago's Webster Street for a cameo role as a Baltimore horse-drawn tram in the segment about Ruth's childhood days.
Both Beep Iams and Brendan Hutt are misbilled as Boys from St. Mary's. They were in fact, Boys in the Stands at Fenway Park, although their scene was cut in pre-production.

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