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4 September 1942 (USA) See more »
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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Not quite as good as How to Play Football, but still a great cartoon See more (5 total) »

Cast

 
George Johnson ... Goofy (voice)

Fred Shields ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Kinney 
 
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Debney .... assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Edwin Aardal .... animator
Andy Engman .... animator
 
Animation Department
Les Clark .... animator
Marc Davis .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Ollie Johnston .... animator: "Goofy"
Ward Kimball .... animator
Milt Neil .... animator
John Sibley .... animator
Bill Tytla .... animator
Al Zinnen .... layout artist
 

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Runtime:
8 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The first baseman is wearing a catcher's mitt.See more »
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Spring SongSee more »

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Not quite as good as How to Play Football, but still a great cartoon, 16 June 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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