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Release Date:
4 September 1942 (USA) See more »
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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Slow Start, But Once The Game Is Played It's Hilarious See more (7 total) »


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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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Rushed into production to be released with The Pride of the Yankees (1942), this short was completed in 12 weeks.See more »
Factual errors: The first baseman is wearing a catcher's mitt.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Slow Start, But Once The Game Is Played It's Hilarious, 1 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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.

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