History Film / RookieOfTheYear

7th Apr '16 5:57:25 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* CreditsGag: The end credits list Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, and Pedro Guerrero, all playing themselves, as "Three Big Whiffers"; they all strike out against Henry during a montage in the film.
7th Apr '16 5:46:15 PM HarryLovesHermione
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** At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: he's wearing his giant World Series ring while playing!]]
8th Nov '15 5:07:50 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Jun '15 6:51:43 PM megajake
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** Like a similar goof-up in ''MajorLeague'', Heddo is the last batter Henry faces in the climactic game after setting down eight in a row. However, that would've meant Heddo should've been the last batter Steadman faced before leaving (even weirder, everyone acts surprised Heddo is even coming to bat, as if he just materialized into the game). This one could, however, be adequately explained if Heddo were coming in as a pinch-hitter.

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** Like a similar goof-up in ''MajorLeague'', Heddo is the last batter Henry faces in the climactic game after setting down eight in a row. However, that would've meant Heddo should've been the last batter Steadman faced before leaving (even weirder, everyone acts surprised Heddo is even coming to bat, as if he just materialized into the game). This one could, however, be adequately explained if Heddo were coming in as a pinch-hitter. Thus is likely since Heddo was not shown fielding during the game.
26th Mar '15 7:40:02 PM 8088ben
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** Fisher, when Henry mentions to Carson that [[spoiler:Fisher went behind his back to sell Henry to the Yankees.]]

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** Fisher, Fish, when Henry mentions to Carson that [[spoiler:Fisher [[spoiler:Fish went behind his back to sell Henry to the Yankees.]]



* SaveOurTeam: The Cubs have to sell out every game for the rest of the season, or else MLB will seize control of the franchise. This is what gives Fisher the impetus to sign Henry (as Carson was planning to hand the reins over to him), but then the subplot is essentiallay dropped.

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* SaveOurTeam: The Cubs have to sell out every game for the rest of the season, or else MLB will seize control of the franchise. This is what gives Fisher Fish the impetus to sign Henry (as Carson was planning to hand the reins over to him), but then the subplot is essentiallay essentially dropped.


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25th Mar '15 11:46:07 AM 8088ben
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* SaveOurTeam: The Cubs have to sell out every game for the rest of the season, or else MLB will seize control of the franchise. This is what gives Fisher the impetus to sign Henry (as Carson was planning to hand the reins over to him), but then the subplot is essentiallay dropped.
25th Mar '15 11:41:00 AM 8088ben
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** Fisher, when Henry mentions to Carson that [[spoiler:Fisher went behind his back to sell Henry to the Yankees.]]
23rd Mar '15 10:17:15 PM lorgskyegon
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** When Henry throws the floater (real MLB name: Eephus pitch), you can see manager Sal Martinella mouth "What the f-" before the camera cuts away.
9th Feb '15 10:11:21 PM weirdfantasy
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** When Henry throws the home run ball from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, the players and ump treat it like a live play. It isn't. Although, this can be excused by the fact that everyone was visibly stunned by the ball suddenly flying across the field and, having never experienced such a wild situation before, weren't entirely sure where to take the action from there, so they just decided to treat it as live.
** At the end of the film, Henry is allowed to play in Little League after his Major League stint. Even if he were able to pitch in the Majors (see above), that would disqualify him from playing in Little League.
** Like a similar goof-up in ''MajorLeague'', Heddo is the last batter Henry faces in the climactic game after setting down eight in a row. However, that would've meant Heddo should've been the last batter Steadman faced before leaving (even weirder, everyone acts surprised Heddo is even coming to bat, as if he just materialized into the game). This one could, however, be adequately explained if Heddo were coming in as a pinch-hitter.
** The hidden ball trick is a time-honored tradition in MLB; however, the way they used it in the climax here should have been called a balk, as Henry is standing astride the rubber without the baseball. Further, he hides the rosin bag in his glove to further fool the runner, a big no-no in baseball (he can only use it to dry his pitching hand; he can't apply it to anything else, including the ball.) At the very least, the runner should've been at second; at the very worst, Henry should have been ejected.



** When Henry throws the home run ball from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, the players and ump treat it like a live play. It isn't. Although, this can be excused by the fact that everyone was visibly stunned by the ball suddenly flying across the field and, having never experienced such a wild situation before, weren't entirely sure where to take the action from there, so they just decided to treat it as live.
** At the end of the film, Henry is allowed to play in Little League after his Major League stint. Even if he were able to pitch in the Majors (see above), that would disqualify him from playing in Little League.
** Like a similar goof-up in ''MajorLeague'', Heddo is the last batter Henry faces in the climactic game after setting down eight in a row. However, that would've meant Heddo should've been the last batter Steadman faced before leaving (even weirder, everyone acts surprised Heddo is even coming to bat, as if he just materialized into the game). This one could, however, be adequately explained if Heddo were coming in as a pinch-hitter.
** The hidden ball trick is a time-honored tradition in MLB; however, the way they used it in the climax here should have been called a balk, as Henry is standing astride the rubber without the baseball. Further, he hides the rosin bag in his glove to further fool the runner, a big no-no in baseball (he can only use it to dry his pitching hand; he can't apply it to anything else, including the ball.) At the very least, the runner should've been at second; at the very worst, Henry should have been ejected.
9th Feb '15 9:36:10 PM JasonJD48
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* ArtisticLicenseSports / LoopholeAbuse derailed: In real life, the minimum allowed age for a Major Leaguer is sixteen.



* GretzkyHasTheBall / LoopholeAbuse derailed: In real life, the minimum allowed age for a Major Leaguer is sixteen.
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