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(2004)

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Bernie Mac trained with the Chicago Cubs.
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The film drew record crowds to Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Scenes were often shot between innings.
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Stan's "You don't like me" ads are a parody of basketball player Charles Barkley's "I am not a role model" ads from the early 1990s.
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John Travolta, Richard Gere, and Denzel Washington were each set to star in the film at some point.
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At the start of the film, when Stan Ross is walking to the plate with 2,999 hits (the first time), the announcer says "Will this be the at bat..." then states the date..."that Stan Ross hits number 3000?" TV announcer Joe Buck asked an almost identical question when Mark McGwire was sitting on 61 home runs. McGwire stepped to the plate and hit number 62, breaking Roger Maris' single-season home run record, set in 1961.
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When Stan is watching the talk shows, one broadcaster says that the lady in the sausage costume who runs around the field has a better chance of getting a hit than Stan does. In July 2003, Randall Simon of the Pittsburgh Pirates was swinging a bat at the top of the dugout at Miller Park and accidentally hit a girl who was wearing one of the sausage costumes.
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Three-time World Series winning catcher, Buster Posey appears as an Astros player. He was 17 at the time and still in high school.
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While filming, fans were invited to be extras in the movie.
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The sausage mascot is comedian Dane Cook.
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Christopher Noth and Paul Sorvino were partners in the original Law & Order franchise.
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In the movie, Stan Ross wears uniform number 21, the same uniform number worn by Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Pirate great Roberto Clemente - the only player in Major League Baseball history to finish his career with exactly 3,000 career hits.
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The first film to use a cyan analog Dolby track on the release prints.
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Six years prior to the film's release, the Milwaukee Brewers switched from the American League to the National League and the team's main rival in the film, the Houston Astros would switch from the National League to the American League nine years after the film's release.
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Two of the players on the Brewers are named Dylan and Pennebaker, which must be an homage to the director and subject of the rock documentary 'Don't Look Back'.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In Stan Ross's 2nd at-bat of his last game, if you watch the long shot behind the second baseman frame-by-frame, he was indeed safe at first so if he was safe then it would have been his 3000th hit.
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In a case of real life imitating art, on April 20th 2006 at the age of 47, the same age as Stan Ross in Mr. 3000, Julio Franco became the oldest player to hit a home run in Major League Baseball.
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