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4 September 1994 (USA) See more »
The Pioneers is a baseball team that struggles to stay out of last place, annoying crusty owner Mitzi . Happy is the team manager which includes new pitcher Dave, egotistical Frank, and Arnold, the debonair 2nd baseman.
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Bruce Greenwood ... Dave Logan (9 episodes, 1994)

Mike Starr ... Mike Widmer (9 episodes, 1994)

Alexandra Wentworth ... Lee Emory (9 episodes, 1994)

Dann Florek ... Ernest 'Happy' Talbot (9 episodes, 1994)

Joe Rogan ... Frank Valente (9 episodes, 1994)

Phill Lewis ... Arnold Nixon (9 episodes, 1994)

Steve Hytner ... Brad Coolidge (9 episodes, 1994)

Chris Browning ... Lloyd LaCombe (9 episodes, 1994)

Rose Marie ... Mitzi Balzer (9 episodes, 1994)
Scott Atkins ... Hardball (9 episodes, 1994)

Dave Sebastian Williams ... Announcer / ... (5 episodes, 1994)

Christopher Darga ... Reporter / ... (3 episodes, 1994)

Frank Medrano ... Heckler (3 episodes, 1994)

Justin Berfield ... Kid (2 episodes, 1994)

Christopher B. Duncan ... Palmer / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Paul Eisenhauer ... Umpire (2 episodes, 1994)
Philip Wayne ... Fan Guy (2 episodes, 1994)

Series Directed by
Peter Baldwin (unknown episodes)
Gerry Cohen (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Jeff Martin (9 episodes, 1994)
Bill Freiberger (2 episodes, 1994)
Kevin Curran (1 episode, 1994)

Series Produced by
Jeff Martin .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1994)
Cheri Tanimura .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1994)

Bill Freiberger .... producer (unknown episodes)
George Sunga .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Brown (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Larry Harris (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Brian Chavanne (9 episodes, 1994)
Series Costume Design by
Tom Bronson (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Messer .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1994)

John P. Aguirre .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Scott L. London .... property master (9 episodes, 1994)
Series Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1994)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Curtis .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (9 episodes, 1994)
Steve Savage .... baseball advisor (3 episodes, 1994)

Wanda Armstrong .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Israel:30 min | USA:30 min (7 episodes)
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Forgettable and Forgotten, 29 September 2005
Author: richard.fuller1

A promo had Joe Rogan (Valente) muttering under his breath for the tough talking Rose Marie to 'shove it'.

"What did you say, Valente?" "I said I love it." Then he goes into this high squeal. "I love it! MUAH!" He was supposed to be the breakout pretty face in the show. Girls would watch it because he was so cute.

I do recall the mascot who was supposed to be so bad and that made him cool. (!!) He would appear at the end of the first episode to a heavy metal guitar bit, much like wrestlers do now on the WWE and Raw (whatever), and it was supposed to be sensational, like when Norm returned on Cheers one season.

Hardball, by the way, was the mascot's name as well. I guess he was supposed to be as mean and likable as this Stewie is now on "Family Guy." Fox went through this period where shows would have 'ball' in their name somewhere.

There would be an equally short lived medical show called Medicine Ball as well.

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