Mulder uncovers a story involving a Negro baseball player in the 1940s who played for a minor league team in Roswell. When in a photograph he sees the Alien Bounty Hunter it is assumed that Josh Exley, the baseball player in question, might just be alien himself.

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Young Arthur Dales (as Fredric Lane)
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Poor Boy
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Alien (as Walter T. Phelan Jr.)
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Searching through an FBI reference book, Mulder finds a photograph of Arthur Dales with a baseball team and the alien bounty hunter. Mulder goes to Arthur Dales' house to ask him about the photograph. There he finds Arthur Dales' brother, also named Arthur. Mr. Dales proceeds to tell Mulder a story of a 1940's Negro baseball player in Roswell named Josh Exley who was closing in on breaking some professional baseball records. Mr. Dales tells how he was assigned to protect this player from the KKK and that Exley was actually an alien. Written by Muldernscully

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Trivia

Mulder is Chris Carter's mother's maiden name. Mulder's first name, Fox, is the name of Carter's childhood friend. Scully is the name of the LA Dodgers' sports announcer Vin Scully, to whom Carter listened as a child. In episode #6.19, The Unnatural, the voice announcing the Dodgers game is none other than Vin Scully. See more »

Goofs

At several points, including at the very opening when they are hit with baseballs, we see Saguaro cacti around what we are told is "Roswell, N.M.". While they are the most widely recognized of all the cacti, Saguaro cacti have a fairly small growing environment. That environment does not include the State of New Mexico. See more »

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Scully: [Mulder tears a page out of a book]
Scully: You just defaced property of the US Government... you rebel.
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References MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Come and Go with Me to That Land
Arranged and produced by Maggie Wheeler
Performed by 'Jesse L. Martin' and 'Josh Exley'
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baseball rules!
28 May 2009 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

okay, let me begin with saying I don't know baseball - well, in fact I didn't know it until now. off course I had heard about it, but I never really cared to search anything that's got to do with it. then, the episode 'The Unnatural' started, and wow man, these baseball images were so fascinating! I want to know more and more about baseball. thank you, Chris Carter, for letting David write and direct this episode. it's very obvious David liked baseball and he managed to make a good tequila mix of baseball and science fiction. yes, the story was a bit like all the other X-Files episodes I've seen till now, but it was original using baseball in the series, even if it was only this episode. it changed my habits. Baseball rules!


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