The "South Carolina Buzz" were actually the Salt Lake Buzz - which was the Pacific Coast League farm team of the Minnesota Twins. Formerly the Portland Beavers, the franchise moved to Utah in 1994 and had 7 straight winning seasons. In 2001, the team became part of the Anaheim Angels organization under the name Salt Lake Stingers. Both team were named in honor of the Salt Lake Bees, who originally played in SLC on and off from 1915 to 1970. Since 2006, the team is once again called the Salt Lake Bees.
The hotel in Minnesota where Gus and Maggie visit and the team stays after its game with the Twins is the Francis Marion Hotel (on the awning). The Francis Marion is actually located downtown Charleston, S.C. and is named after General Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox"
Scott Bakula, who plays washed up pitcher-turned-manager, Gus Cantrell, previously ported a washed up pitcher in his TV series, "Quantum Leap". In the two-part pilot episode, "Genesis", his character, Dr. Sam Beckett, leaps into the body of an aging minor league pitcher tossing the last game of his career.
While Minnesota Twins manager Leonard Huff is obviously arrogant and vain, there is subtle sign of his vanity that people may not catch: He never wears a baseball cap while in uniform. The likely reason would be that it would mess up his hair.
Shot in early October in Charleston, South Carolina, 1997, during an unseasonably cool fall. All of the night scenes were made to look as though the games were being played during hot mid-summer nights, when in actuality, temperatures dipped into the 30's.