View Full Version : Braves beat the Cubs in Ferris Beuller's Day Off

02-08-2011, 03:20 PM
lol owned


It was a June 5, 1985 game that the Cubs lost (of course they did) 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves.

02-08-2011, 03:35 PM

02-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Worst. Thread. Ever.

02-08-2011, 03:37 PM
thats what one guy thinks

02-08-2011, 03:37 PM
****ing repped lmao

02-08-2011, 03:42 PM
thats what one guy thinks

lol there's pretty much no disputing, he's just the first to actually take the time to figure it out.

It appears obvious now that this is a real ballgame that Ferris is at, not just something recreated for a film crew. The Harry Caray play-by-play and the Braves players on the field are pretty solid evidence of that. So what game, then, are they watching? Did the Cubs win, or did Ferris sing "Danke Schön" as a way to wash away the stink of a Cubs loss?

The movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was released on June 11, 1986. The ballgame then must have been filmed either real early in the 1986 season or sometime during 1985. Looking at game logs from those seasons, we see that there was no game in 1986 in which Lee Smith (#46) faced the Braves at Wrigley Field. There were four such games in '85, though Smith left the Braves hitless in one of those. Of the remaining three games, it isn't hard to find the game we're looking for.

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.

02-08-2011, 03:51 PM
thats pretty funny