Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Which Cubs game did Ferris, Sloan and Cameron attend? SOLVED

One of my favorite (and definitely my red-headed sister's favorite) movies is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But I've always been torn apart by not knowing specifically WHICH Chicago cubs game he attended whilst ditching school (note: I was fine with not knowing).  Don't worry, author Larry Granillo figured it out.

***SPOILER ALERT - Answer below picture***

Ferris Bueller and his pals were at the June 5, 1985, tilt between the Cubs and the Braves. The foul ball that Ferris caught was hit by Atlanta rightfielder Claudell Washington (#15) in the top of the 11th inning. The game was tied at two (not scoreless, like the pizza guy claimed) and backup second-baseman Paul Zuvella (#18) was being held on first by Leon Durham (#10) after a leadoff single (the fourth hit of the game, and Atlanta's first hit since the fifth). Washington would end his at-bat with a flyball to leftfielder Davey Lopes. The next batter, Rafael Ramirez, would wind up hitting a two-run home run and the Braves would go on to win 4-2. The movie, however, cut away before that happened. 
(above an excerpt from: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12877)

Source -> http://www.wired.com/playbook/2011/02/solved-mystery-ferris-bueller/

Related link from same author that is funny -> http://www.wezen-ball.com/2010-articles/january/calculating-charlie-browns-wins-losses-a-other-stats-introduction.html

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