Homer and his co-workers join the power plant's softball team and qualify for the final. When Mr. Burns hears his plant is playing the final against Shelbyville's power plant team, he makes a $1 million bet with the owner of the Shelbyville nuclear power plant, Aristotle Amadopoulos. To make sure he will win the bet, Mr. Burns hires 9 professional baseball players (Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, José Canseco, Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry, and Mike Scioscia), but 8 of the players are of the team after getting involved in different accidents. Unfortunately for Homer the professional player left is Darryl Strawberry, a right fielder like Homer, but in the end everything is up to Homer. Written by
Did You Know?
The name of Homer's bat, Wonderbat, is a reference to Roy Hobbs' bat's name, Wonderboy, from The Natural (1984). See more
When Mr Burns shows the bottle of "Brain & Nerve Tonic", the ampersand switches between having its tail on the left and on the right. See more
Whoa, this really beats the pressure of playing big league ball, there if you make a mistake, and "boom" the media is all over you.
Referenced in The Simpsons: MoneyBart
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Music by Albert von Tilzer See more