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How to Play Baseball (1942)

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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, ... See full summary »

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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, culminating in a baseball that disintegrates when being hit. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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4 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Como Jogar Beisebol  »

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Rushed into production to be released with The Pride of the Yankees (1942), this short was completed in 12 weeks. See more »

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The first baseman is wearing a catcher's mitt. See more »

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Edited into Hockey Homicide (1945) See more »

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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Not quite as good as How to Play Football, but still a great cartoon
16 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

How to Play Baseball gets off to a slightly slow start. The narrative explanation was very interesting, especially for someone like me who has never played baseball in her life, but it wasn't as funny or as crisply paced as the rest of the cartoon. When it does get going, complete with a suitably ferentic pace, it is non-stop hilarity with the ending and the scene where the player gets hit on the head and walks around in a daze standing out. The sound effects also add much, especially the screeching tyres and wobbling guitar chord. The animation is clean, smooth and very colourful, and the whole different personalities with Goofy as various characters, as with How to Play Football, is a masterstroke.

Overall, a great cartoon and one of the finer How to Goofy cartoons. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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