This makes the John Hughes nerd and the baseball nerd in us so completely happy.
Larry Granillo over at Baseball Prospectus has figured out which game Ferris Bueller, Cameron and Sloane were in attendance at during the 1986 John Hughes movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The game was a real game, not something staged for the film.
Using super-sleuth prowess and excellent research skills, Granillo figures out it is none other than the June 5, 1985 game between the Cubs and the Atlanta Braves (which the Cubs lost 4-2 in extra innings). But that’s not all. Granillo also says the timeline for stealing Abe Froman’s lunch reservations and getting to the 1:25 p.m. game at Wrigley totally fit.
Except — not so much with all that they accomplished in the movie after the 11-inning game ended. But we’ll just chalk that up to the magic of movies. Congratulations and well done to Mr. Granillo – what a fun read.