Ferris Bueller's Chicago Cubs baseball game identified

There’s nothing more American than our love of baseball and…FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF. In yet further evidence of my irrefutable statement, a recent article by Baseball Prospectus, a site devoted to analyzing Major League Baseball statistics, became very popular. This article identified the specific real-life Cubs game that Ferris and Cameron attended when they played hooky from school: an afternoon game between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves on June 5, 1985. However, in a follow-up article with information provided by Ken Collins, the second assistant director on the film, it becomes a little more complicated: “The game, within the Ferris Bueller universe, was on June 5, 1985, against the Braves. The game, in the real world, was filmed on September 24, 1985, against the Expos.”

Relatedly, in case you missed it, I blogged awhile ago here about the Fight Club theory of Ferris Bueller, which blew my mind and since then I can’t watch Ferris without thinking about this theory.