The film drew record crowds to Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Scenes were often shot between innings.
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.
While filming, fans were invited to be extras in the movie.
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'.
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.