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22 April 1944 (USA) See more »
A series of visual gags about baseball. One running gag has an angry fan screaming "Kill the ump!" Be careful what you wish for..... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Pinto Colvig ... Pitcher (voice) (uncredited)
Wally Maher ... First Ballplayer (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mather ... Baseball Player (voice) (uncredited)
John Wald ... Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Tex Avery 
Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... co-producer (uncredited)
William Hanna .... co-producer (uncredited)
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Ray Abrams .... animator
Preston Blair .... animator
Ed Love .... animator
Claude Smith .... layout artist (uncredited)
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6 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

This is the only cartoon from MGM that doesn't open with the MGM lion. It is also the only MGM cartoon that gives the credits at two separate times - the title, which credits director Tex Avery like most of MGM's shorts do, at the beginning, and the rest after about 35 seconds.See more »
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]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in "MGM Parade: Episode #1.4" (1955)See more »
Dance of the ComediansSee more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Baseball, Tex Avery style, 28 February 2002

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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