“Straight Outta Compton” has been widely released for just a few days, but already keen-eyed sports buffs have noticed a factual error in the movie.
The opening scene is set in 1986, but Eazy-E is wearing a black White Sox hat with a logo the team didn’t fully adopt until 1991. (The Sox did wear the black uniforms a few games late in the 1990 season.)
Compton review tomorrow. Biggest problem? Eazy E wearing the Black White Sox hat in 1986 in opening scene. Logo didn’t debut until 1991.
— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) August 17, 2015
The inaccuracies in Straight Outta Compton were small but that White Sox hat slapped me dead in the face.
— Wavy Crockett (@WhtWudJacksonDo) August 16, 2015
The White Sox cap is included in a New Era hat collection inspired by Compton.
Let’s face it, the ’91 brim theatrically flows much better than this 1986 model.