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
Did You Know?
The character Josh Exley is based on Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays, aka "the black Babe Ruth", who's jersey Mulder wears later in the episode. Coincidentally Gibson died in 1947 See more
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
What's the matter, Arthur? You look like you ain't never seen a black man before.
The tag line reads "In the Big Inning." See more
References The Natural
Come And Go With Me To That Land
Performed by 'Jesse L. Martin' and 'Josh Exley' See more