Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)
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Flashing Spikes 

An old ballplayer, thrown out of baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host
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Slim Conway
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Commissioner
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Bill Riley
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Crab Holman
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Gaby Lasalle
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Mary Riley
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Rex Short
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Mayor
Charles Seel ...
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Hogan
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Man in the Dugout
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Sally Hughes ...
Nurse
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An old ballplayer, thrown out of baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but eventually the truth about the scandal is revealed. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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4 October 1962 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The last of the tiny handful of television segments to be directed by John Ford. See more »

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Original Wire Photos from Flashing Spikes on Ebay
2 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Today Feb.2,2007 I will putting Original Black and White 1962 World Wide Photos from "Flashing Spikes" on EBAY. This is a four picture series, all pictures are 7 X 9 and in perfect shape. Starting bid will be $40.00. This set of pictures is a once in a lifetime collection. It can be found at geojan1975. B-84057 {One of four photos main caption} World Wide Photo please credit { Special attention your TV Editor} Barnstorming Baseballers. Actor Jimmy Stewart will star in a new TV baseball story titled "Flashing Spikes" to be seen on the Alcoa Theater show over the ABC network early this fall 1962. Actors are as follows,Don Drysdale,Bud Hardin,Joe Brooks,John Wayne,Pat Wayne to name a few.


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