Quantum Leap: Season 4, Episode 2

Play Ball - August 6, 1961 (25 Sep. 1991)

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Sam is a minor league baseball pitcher who has plenty of female admirers and a porcine team mascot to watch out for.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Twilly
Courtney Gebhart ...
Talent Scout
Warren Monroe
Radio Reporter
Michael Bellisario ...
Juan García ...
Charles Fick ...
Ryker (as Chuck Fick)
Russel Lunday ...
Eagle Manager
Hank Robinson ...
Umpire #1
Immigration Officer (as David B. Maccabee)


Sam leaps into the body of Lester 'Doc' Fuller, a minor league baseball pitcher with the Galveston Mustangs. Al tells him that Doc makes it to the major leagues and has an outstanding first year but then disappeared after accidentally hitting someone with a pitch and killing him. Al thinks Sam is there to help Doc get back into the major leagues. Sam wonders if he's really there to save Doc or to help Chucky, the real pitching ace on the team. Chucky is an angry young man however, drinking on game days and often getting into fights. With a major league scout scheduled to take in the big game, Sam may get the start because Doc has been sleeping with owner, Margaret Twilly. Written by garykmcd

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25 September 1991 (USA)  »

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The kid Billy is the one who says the famous line "Oh boy" instead of Sam. See more »


In Al's original history of the ballgame, he says that Doc lost a 1-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. In the game we see, Chucky pitches into what's called the bottom of the ninth. But the scoreboard at the field shows Doc and Chucky's team the Mustangs as the home team, who would be batting and not pitching in the bottom of innings (and wouldn't need to if they were ahead after the top of the ninth). Either Al - and the PA announcer at the ballpark - messed up, or the scoreboard is incorrect. See more »


Dr. Sam Beckett: You remember the first time we met, Al? You were running the Star Bright Project, and, uh, I came into the lab, and you were smashing the vending machine with a hammer.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Oh, uh, it ate my dime.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Yeah, you were, you were drunk and, uh, angry, and the government wanted to wash you out of the project completely, but I stopped 'em because I knew that underneath all that booze and that anger was a pretty terrific person.
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References Lolita (1962) See more »


Travelin' Man
Written by Jerry Fuller
Performed by Ricky Nelson (1961)
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