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 1940s 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.
Did You Know?
Darren McGavin who played Arthur Dales in previous episodes was unavailable to reprise his role due to health reasons. 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
[teaching Scully baseball, pressed up against her
It's not a bad piece of ash, huh?
...The bat... I'm talking about the bat.
The tag line reads "In the Big Inning." See more
References The Natural
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more