Results tagged ‘ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ’

1000 Words: More from Movie Night

One group attended as Cameron, Ferris and Sloane for Movie Night at Wrigley Field, presented by Groupon.

1000 Words: A night at the movies

The first Groupon Presents Movie Night at Wrigley Field was a huge success on a beautiful fall night this past weekend. Stay tuned for more photos and comments on the experience directly from our fans in the coming issue of Vine Line.

Take your day off at Wrigley Field: Movie Night is Saturday

Last warning before they’re all gone: A few tickets remain for Saturday night’s Groupon Presents Ferris Bueller at Wrigley Field. Get your bleacher seats for just $10.

And if you missed it earlier this summer, Larry Granillo at Baseball Prospectus did some investigative work to figure out the game that Ferris watched at the Friendly Confines:

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).