Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

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Bugs Bunny / Teetotaller / Umpire / Gas-House Gorillas Catcher - Catcalling / Gas-House Gorillas Left Fielder / Announcer - Final scene (voice)
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At a baseball game between the Gashouse Gorillas and the Tea-Totallers, a heckling Bugs Bunny is forced to play all positions against the brutish Gorillas. Naturally, their muscle is no match for Bugs' wit and pitching skill. Written by <mike.konczewski@itb.mckhboc.com>

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Trivia

Among the ads on the fence is one for "Mike Maltese, Ace Detective" featuring a picture of Michael Maltese (the writer of "Baseball Bugs") with a fedora and a pistol. See more »

Goofs

Halfway through the cartoon, the scoreboard shows the Gas-House Gorillas after four innings with the following scores: 10 + 28 + 16 + 42 for a total of 96 runs. Yet, in the bottom of the ninth, the announcer gives the score as "Gas-House Gorillas: 95 points. Bugs Bunny: 96." See more »

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Radio Announcer: And here we are, folks, at the famous Polo Grounds.
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Sabre and Spurs
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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Also played when Bugs prepares to pitch to the last Gashouse Gorilla
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This time, it counts!
18 August 2003 | by (Bristol, CT) – See all my reviews

I think some baseball-themed movies are not palatable. This is why I declare "Baseball Bugs" the greatest baseball movie of all time.

The dead-on and intensely funny comedy in this short starts even before Bugs is on-screen. The disheveled but menacing Gashouse Gorillas give an old-timer team a routing, complete with a *screaming* hit to right field and a memorable samba-base-crossing. No sooner than Bugs gets on screen to heckle the Gorillas, he is called out to challenge them to a game. Then it's Bugs playing iron-rabbit baseball, all nine positions and batting the entire lineup! Here Bugs dwarfs his athletic efforts from "Space-Jam" and puts A-Rod and many other All-Stars to shame. B-Bun is an inspiration in this short and pulls out every hilarious stop to defeat these guys. Check out the awesome, tension-building hit towards the end.

In MLB, when a home pitcher does a rare 1-2-3 strikeout, some ballparks display when Bugs tosses his slowball at three Gashouse Gorillas, striking 'em out simultaneously. B-Bun would clearly pull down more $$$$$$ than A-Rod. This short is one for ESPN Classic.


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