MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,343 this week

How to Play Baseball (1942)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 331 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 120 titles
created 07 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 515 titles
created 08 Jun 2012
 
a list of 468 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 09 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 578 titles
created 30 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: How to Play Baseball (1942)

How to Play Baseball (1942) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How to Play Baseball.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football (first piece of special equipment needed: a campus covered in ivy). Among the names borrowed for players: ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Goofy shows us, in his inimitable way, the fundamentals of golf, guided as usual by the somewhat sarcastic narrator.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Fred Shields
How to Fish (1942)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy demonstrates yet another pasttime, fishing. His demonstrated skill fails to explain where all the trophies mounted in his study came from...

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
No Smoking (1951)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Goofy (again playing George Geef) is a nicotine addict to the extreme. He smokes while doing income tax, before going to bed, after waking up in the morning, and at work. Finally, he ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
How to Swim (1942)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy shows us how to swim, first using a piano stool to demonstrate the strokes, right into the middle of traffic and back again. Next, Goofy tries to change in a tiny beachhouse and ends ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two hockey teams of Goofies play a game that quickly degenerates into a riot.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Doodles Weaver
How to Dance (1953)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Firehouse Five Plus Two, Pinto Colvig
Tiger Trouble (1945)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Big game hunter Goofy is riding his trusty elephant in search of a tiger. Unfortunately, while they are stopped for lunch, the tiger finds them, and soon enough, Goofy is separated from his... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
The Big Wash (1948)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy is a circus attendant who is friends with Dolores the elephant. Today is his day to bathe Dolores but Dolores is not intent on being bathed and tries desparately to avoid Goofy even ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goofy takes a lighthearted look at self defense through the ages: cavemen, knights, the age of chivalry, and finally boxing.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, June Foray
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
George Johnson ...
Goofy (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Jogar Beisebol  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Connections

Edited into Hockey Homicide (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Spring Song
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Slow Start, But Once The Game Is Played It's Hilarious
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first half of this is explaining, through some somewhat-amusing examples, the basics of baseball: hitting, pitching, the different kinds of pitches, etc.

The really funny part begins when they show the bottom of the ninth inning of the last game in the World Series. It's The Gray Sox versus the Blue Sox. One team is leading 3-0 and their pitcher is throwing a no-hitter. What happens after that is hilarious as the losing team creeps back into the game with a climactic finish. The scenario is completely exaggerated for a humorous effect and it works. I found myself laughing out loud at a few of the scenes.

This short starts off slowly and gets better and better as it goes on.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss How to Play Baseball (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page