Jebediah Mumfort's keen eye and fast arm seem to be just what Walnut Grove's baseball team needs to go up against Sleepy Eye's powerful hurler, Slick McBurney, and end their long-standing losing streak. But, hopes are dashed when his devout wife, Margaret, finds out that most of the town is wagering on the outcome of the game and refuses to let him play; until Caroline Ingalls proposes a creative solution that may save the day and give Walnut Grove the chance to finally defeat their nemesis . Written by
Did You Know?
All the players on the Sleepy Eye team are wearing gloves when fielding. The gloves also have webbing which would not be the case until the early 1900's. The episode takes place in around 1880, and at that time only the catcher and first baseman wore gloves. The other fielders would play bare handed. These are some of the many baseball anachronisms made. See more
Well, it's all over now. Mr. Olsen is up.