A series of visual gags about baseball. One running gag has an angry fan screaming "Kill the ump!" Be careful what you wish for.....

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Pitcher (voice) (uncredited)
Wally Maher ...
First Ballplayer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

It's the first game in the baseball series between the Yankee Doodlers and the Draft Dodgers. The pitcher uses the variety of equipment and a variety of pitches to thwart the opposing batters, resulting in an unusual game of baseball that often resembles things other than baseball. The crowd is generally happy with the outcome, except one fan who blames everything on the umpire. The team in the field may use one trick too many which results in a sad ending. Written by Huggo

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22 April 1944 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The action takes place at "W.C. Field," which obviously takes its name from W.C. Fields. The line "The guy who thought of this corny gag isn't with us any more" under it clearly alludes to the fact that writer Rich Hogan had already left MGM (though he returned in 1948) when work on the cartoon was in progress. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Here comes a long one. It's going... going... going...
[ball hits a billboard of a red-haired woman's face, knocking out one of her teeth]
Announcer: ...gone!
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Crazy Credits

The main credits (including the MGM lion) don't appear until a character asks to see them. See more »

Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.4 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1908)
(uncredited)
Music by Albert von Tilzer
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Baseball, Tex Avery style
28 February 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short is full of sight gags and is much more entertaining than the typical major-league game today, which is all about home runs. Tex Avery was in full form here and the ending is typical Avery. I love it and think it's hilarious, myself. Some of the gags are a bit dated, but it's great fun and I'm glad that this is in print. Well worth watching. Recommended.


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