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Rookie of the Year (1993) Poster

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When Henry's mother (Amy Morton) is celebrating Henry scoring a run after being walked, she hits her head on the lamp hanging above her (at around 57 mins). Morton obviously didn't mean to do this: she is visibly hurt and after sitting down mutters "oh... shit" (at 57:46, which is dubbed out on the audio, you have to lip-read).
This is the only film directed by Daniel Stern.
When Henry first goes to Wrigley Field as a pitcher, he goes to the players entrance. When he knocks on the door to be let in, an old man pokes his head through a hole in the door. At first he doesn't let Henry in, then Henry reveals who he is, and the old man says, "Well that's a horse of a different color," which is the same thing that was said in The Wizard of Oz (1939) when Dorothy and the gang get to Oz.
According to Henry's estimates, his allowance is $1.60 per week (at 40:29 -- $500 in 6 years).
When Henry has to take his first AB (against the L.A. Dodgers), the pitcher in that scene (Tregoraw) is Tim Stoddard. Stoddard was a technical adviser for the baseball scenes in the movie. Coincidentally, Stoddard was actually a pitcher for the Cubs in real life, he pitched on the '84 Cubs team that won the NL East title (and eventually lost to the San Diego Padres in the NLCS).
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Director Daniel Stern co-starred with John Candy in Home Alone (1990) and with Eddie Bracken in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) though he never appeared on screen with them in either movie. The three of them star in Rookie of the Year (1993) and again do not appear on screen together.
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22 years after this film was released, the Cubs faced the Mets in the 2015 NLCS as portrayed in the final scenes of the movie.
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Gary Busey's Character Chet Steadman was nicknamed Rocket. That character was based on popular Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens whose nickname is Rocket.
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Filming for the Little League scenes took place at the Little League fields at the park district in Westmont, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago. Some locals were used as extras in the stands on the field.
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Except for once, Martinella gets Henry's last name wrong. He calls him the following: Rulingfurter, Gardenhoser, Raviboozer, Rosenberger, Runnamucker, Rowengartner, Rulengruder.
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When Henry is throwing the laundry packs into the washing machine, he says that it's full count but when he threw it in, he said strike 1 rather than strike three.
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