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* ActorAllusion: When in the restaurant with Taylor and Hayes, Vaughn comments that his wearing a tie makes him "feel like a banker". This was 2 years after ''Film/WallStreet'', a film where Creator/CharlieSheen played a stockbroker.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/CharlieSheen is a huge baseball fan and played the sport in high school, which is why he joined the film.
* TheCastShowoff: Creator/CharlieSheen was actually a pitcher in high school, which gives Vaughn one of the most accurate deliveries in any baseball movie. It also didn't require much fudging to make his fastballs look convincing; although nowhere near Vaughn's triple-digit heater, Sheen was routinely clocked in the high 80s during filming according to WordOfGod.
* {{Defictionalization}}:
** Bob Uecker was in the middle of his long solid career as a RealLife game announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers. After the first movie came out he did more national games and World Series coverage during TheNineties.
** When the real-life Indians games at Jacobs Field were snowed out in 2007, they played the series in Milwaukee. (Granted, it was in Miller Park as County Stadium was gone, but still....) Had the series been played in Cleveland, the Indians were going to give away Rick Vaughn-style glasses.
** The Rick Vaughn bobblehead.
** Many RealLife relief pitchers now have a ThemeSong that plays when they come in, in imitation of Rick Vaughn's ''Wild Thing'' intro (famous examples include ''Enter Sandman'' for Mariano Rivera and ''Hells Bells'' for Trevor Hoffman).
** Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies, known for his lack of control and HairTriggerTemper much like Ricky Vaughn, acquired the nickname "Wild Thing" not long after this movie. He also switched his jersey number to 99, which was Vaughn's number in the movie[[note]]Although he embraced the Wild Thing nickname, Williams said the #99 was actually a ShoutOut to his favorite football player growing up.[[/note]]
** When the Indians made it to the World Series in 2016, there was an attempt by fans to get Uecker into the booth to announce the game. And to top it off, Creator/CharlieSheen showed up to Game 7 dressed as Vaughn, trying to entice the league into letting him throw out the first pitch.
* FakeNationality: African-American Creator/DennisHaysbert playing the Cuban immigrant Pedro Cerrano.
* IronyAsSheIsCast:
** In the first film, the Yankees' power hitter, Clu Haywood, is played by Pete Vuckovich who, while he had been a major league baseball player, was actually a ''pitcher'' who'd never hit even one home run in his career.
** According to David S. Ward, Creator/WesleySnipes was not a very skilled baseball player in real life, never having played much of it before. Ward said Snipes was so awful at throwing a baseball that they did not have any scenes of him throwing a ball.
* TheOtherDarrin: Omar Epps replaced Creator/WesleySnipes as Willie Mays Hayes
** The second movie mocks this by showing how Hayes spent his off-season... starting a movie career as an action hero (which is what Snipes did in RealLife).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An AlternateEnding that was filmed would have revealed that the entire film was a BatmanGambit on the part of Rachel Phelps. She would have revealed to Lou that the team was bankrupt and unable to afford top flight players, so she decided to take a chance on unproven players from the lower leagues, whom she personally scouted, and talented older players who were generally considered washed up. She tells Lou that she likewise felt that he was the right manager to bring the ragtag group together. Phelps made up the Miami scheme and adopted a catty, vindictive persona to unify and motivate the team. As the players believed that she wanted the Indians to fail, she was able to conceal that the team could not afford basic amenities such as chartered jet travel behind a veil of taking them away to spite the players. However, test audiences preferred having Phelps as a straight villain so this was cut.
** Another alternate ending was the film concluding with Jake and Lynn's wedding, but the director felt this took too much focus off the team's victory.
* WorkingTitle: ''Dead Last''.
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