"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 6, 1953 with Janet Leigh reprising her film role.
Bing Crosby appeared in the film because at the time, he was a partial owner (approximately 15%) of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Favorite film of Dwight D. Eisenhower when President.
Forbes Field was demolished in 1971 after the Pirates moved to Three Rivers Stadium in 1970.
The player wearing #4 who hits a home run is Ralph Kiner, who was known as a pretty good hitter.