The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
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The Strike-Out King 

Danny has started following Keith and Laurie around all the time. He even tries dressing and acting like Keith. Ruben suggests he try baseball so he can be around kids his own age. Danny hates baseball, but turns out he is a good pitcher.

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writers:

Bernard Slade (creator), William Bickley (as William S. Bickley)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Shirley Jones ... Shirley Partridge
David Cassidy ... Keith Partridge
Susan Dey ... Laurie Partridge
Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Partridge
Brian Forster ... Christopher 'Chris' Partridge
Suzanne Crough ... Tracy Partridge
Dave Madden ... Reuben Kincaid
Herb Edelman ... Darby Willis
Dick Balduzzi Dick Balduzzi ... Marv Fillmore
Gordon Jump ... Zack Feldman
Dick O'Shea Dick O'Shea ... Umpire
Jackie Earle Haley ... Rusty (as Jackie Haley)
Rick Segall ... Ricky Stevens (as Ricky Segall)
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Danny has started following Keith and Laurie around all the time. He even tries dressing and acting like Keith. Ruben suggests he try baseball so he can be around kids his own age. Danny hates baseball, but turns out he is a good pitcher.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

I Wanna Be With You
Music & Lyrics by Wes Farrell & Gerry Goffin
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Herb Edelman and Jackie Earle Haley
4 March 2014 | by kevin olzakSee all my reviews

"The Strike-Out King" is an interesting precursor to "The Bad News Bears," and even features one cast member from the 1976 feature and both its sequels, Jackie Earle Haley. As Danny's aspirations to be more grown up have him annoying his older siblings, Reuben decides he should join a little league baseball team coached by Darby Willis (Herb Edelman). Much like Tatum O'Neal, Danny becomes an expert pitcher, becoming insufferable as a result. Even worse, the coach is looking for bigger things ahead, his youthful players suffering under his hard driving tutelage. Also appearing as equally hard driving parents are Dick Balduzzi (last of three) and Gordon Jump (sixth of seven). The featured song is the unreleased "I Wanna Be with You," composed by Wes Farrell and Gerry Goffin (later heard in "Pin It on Danny"), not to be confused with the 1973 hit from The Raspberries, written by lead singer Eric Carmen.


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