Today, June 6, marks 30 years to the day that Ferris Bueller took his day off, including a trip to Wrigley Field.
It was a memorable trip for Matthew Broderick's Bueller and his buddy Cameron Frye, catching a foul ball on live television, and it certainly beat gym class. The film itself released on June 11, 1986, but June 5 marks the on-screen date that it all went down.
Credit Baseball Prospectus for doing some sleuthing back in 2011 to determine the exact game – it was a clash between the Cubs and Braves. Of course, the Cubs lost 4-2.
In 2011, for the 25th anniversary of the movie moment, the Cubs screened the film for fans inside the stadium. Unfortunately, the team is away in D.C. against the Nationals today.
30 years later, the Cubs are three games above .500. In '86, they went 70-90. So things have changed a little bit.
Watch the famous scene below.
- Jeremy Woo