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* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' Episode 10.3, where Ika joins Kiyomi's baseball team.
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* ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' Episode 12 has is a Baseball Teribad that shoots baseballs for its attack. So what does Cure Lovely do in this situation? Congers up a bat and goes, "Play Ball!"
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* ''Series/LazyTown'' in the episode "Sleepless in Lazy Town" Robbie Rotten deprives Sportacus of sleep so he has no energy to play in the town's big baseball game.
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** Gee, this comes up a lot, huh? In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E8LisaOnIce Lisa on Ice]]", Lisa becomes the star goalie of a pee wee hockey team. Bart joins a rival team when he feels upstaged.

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** Gee, this comes up a lot, huh? In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E8LisaOnIce Lisa on Ice]]", Lisa becomes the star goalie of a pee wee hockey team. Bart joins team so she won't fail gym. Bart, who was already the star of a rival team when he team, feels upstaged.
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* ''WesterAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' also did it in the episode "Baseball," where Stu and Grandpa Lou take Tommy to see the Grizzlies play the Boston Bombers. Tommy gets a balloon at the game, which becomes the main focus of the episode's plot, as it keeps escaping his grasp. As in most ''Rugrats'' episodes, Tommy disappears to chase the balloon while the adults are oblivious that he's missing and continue to watch the baseball game.

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* ''WesterAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' also did it in the episode "Baseball," where Stu and Grandpa Lou take Tommy to see the Grizzlies play the Boston Bombers. Tommy gets a balloon at the game, which becomes the main focus of the episode's plot, as it keeps escaping his grasp. As in most ''Rugrats'' episodes, Tommy disappears to chase the balloon while the adults are oblivious that he's missing and continue to watch the baseball game.
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* The second episode of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' starts with a softball game between Robbery and Homicide, which is interrupted by the dumping of a dead body from the nearby freeway overpass. Notably, both ladies are ''hilariously'' bad, though Isles is considerably worse; Rizzoli's attempts to teach her how to swing properly set up a ChekhovsGun later on.
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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfMcGeeAndMe'': In the episode "Take Me Out of the Ball Game" Nick learns to trust in God to make him play well, not the other men and the provoking opponents on the field.



* ''Series/ColdCase'' has three baseball episodes: "A Time to Hate" about a gay college baseball player beaten to death in 1964, "Colors" where the team re-opens the 1945 case of an African-American baseball player who was beaten to death with his own bat, and "Stealing Home" where the team looks into the murder of a former Cuban baseball star who escaped to the U.S. to provide for his family after the Cuban government fired him for talking to a U.S. sports agent. "Stealing Home" also features the annual softball game against the fire department.



* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' had a rare American instance of a cricket episode, when Cliff got into an argument with his West Indian friends about whether cricket or baseball was the better sport, which ended up with the three of them playing an impromptu cricket match in the living room.
* The regular ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode in season 12 with an intermural game between the [=CSIs=] and police department. Cue fangirl squees about the guys in uniform.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': The episode "The Closer" had the victim was a baseball fan found dead, and the team investigates. The episode let Carmine Giovinazzo show off his real life pitching skills--both the actor and his character Danny Messer wanted to be pro baseball players but had careers cut short by injury.



* ''Series/DanceAcademy'' had an episode where Tara and Christian rekindle their relationship by playing a game of beach cricket.



* Despite being a British series, ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' has a baseball episode, with Gus' brother challenging him to a match which, predictably [[HilarityEnsues gets out of control]].



* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Last Man", the arrest of the new cricket captain of Kembleford's cricket team for the murder of the team's fast bowler, and a suicide the year before in the cricket pavilion and a match against a rival village to determine the ownership of the cricket ground finds Father Brown consoling the victim's mother, solving a murder involving blackmail, playing cricket and watching Lady Felicia as the last man of the innings.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': "The Unnatural", which has Frasier attempting to play on the KACL softball team at the behest of Freddy. We don't see the match itself but judging from Frasier's "training" by Martin, he didn't do too well.



* ''Grace & Favour'' (aka ''Series/AreYouBeingServed Again'') has a cricket episode in the second series.



* ''{{Series/Greek}}'': Season 3 episode ''Take Me Out'' revolves around an all-Greek baseball game.



* ''Series/HappyEndings'' has a ''kickball'' episode, "Kickball 2: The Kickening".



* ''Series/LarkRiseToCandleford'' had a cricket episode in the truncated fourth series - with a bit of input from the women.



* ''Series/MagnumPI'' had a softball episode in season 4 ("Squeeze Play"). Noteworthy in that Robin Masters bets a year's use of his estate on the game [[spoiler: and Magnum's team loses. The bet is rendered invalid in the end, though.]]



* The detectives in ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' join in a cricket match in "Secrets and Spies" (series 11). "Dead Man's Eleven" is also centred around a cricket match.



* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Station House 4 prepares for a baseball match with another station house in the two-parter "Stroll on the Wild Side". Inspector Brackenreid and his counterpart share a long-lasting rivalry (they make a bet on the outcome), and Brackenreid is so determined to win this year he drafts Crabtree to secretly film the rivals' practice session. Later, Crabtree examines stills from the film trying to fathom the drop of the pitcher's spitball. Murdoch reads a book about the game, and uses science to help Crabtree find out how to hit the spitball. George tries to show Higgins how to throw a pitch and accidentally breaks a window in the office, prompting Brackenreid to reassign George as the pitcher. All the officers and constables look dashing in their baseball shirts and caps.



* ''Series/RedEyeWithGregGutfeld'' was challenged to a softball match by a strip club. Greg, Bill, Andy, Courtney Friel and Professor Marc Lamont Hill of Columbia University and the strippers divided up and faced off. As one might expect with Red Eye, the game was riddled with oddness and stupidity, from Bill's pathetic headfirst slide/stumble into home plate, Andy's observation that most of the strippers are from "Russia, which I think is somewhere in Africa", and Greg's "stripper injury" from a stripper tackling instead of tagging him.
* ''Series/RelicHunter'': In "Diamond in the Rough", Sydney has to find the lucky glove of a legendary player that was stolen during the 1946 World Series.
* ''Series/RemingtonSteele'': The season 3 episode "Second Base Steele".
* The ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' episode "TV or Not TV" has Pete temporarily become a local footy star, and he's responsible for his team's victory. This is a very rare UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball example.



* ''Series/{{Studio 3}}'' has yearly Australia Day 'Smackdown' specials featuring a comically dramatised game of sport. They have included the Cricket Smackdown (2011), the Tennis Smackdown (2012), and the Soccer Smackdown (2013).
* While the angels themselves don't play baseball, the ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' episode "The Perfect Game" revolves around the game. (That'd be the ''second'' episode of the series named "The Perfect Game". The first one is [[BowlingForRatings a bowling episode]].)






















* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': The episode "The Closer" had the victim was a baseball fan found dead, and the team investigates. The episode let Carmine Giovinazzo show off his real life pitching skills-both the actor and his character Danny Messer wanted to be pro baseball players but had careers cut short by injury.
* The regular ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode in season 12 with an intermural game between the [=CSIs=] and police department. Cue fangirl squees about the guys in uniform.
* Despite being a British series, ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' has a baseball episode, with Gus' brother challenging him to a match which, predictably [[HilarityEnsues gets out of control]].
* ''Series/LarkRiseToCandleford'' had a cricket episode in the truncated fourth series - with a bit of input from the women.
* ''Grace & Favour'' (aka ''Series/AreYouBeingServed Again'') has a cricket episode in the second series.
* The detectives in ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' join in a cricket match in "Secrets and Spies" (series 11). "Dead Man's Eleven" is also centred around a cricket match.
* ''Series/RedEyeWithGregGutfeld'' was challenged to a softball match by a strip club. Greg, Bill, Andy, Courtney Friel and Professor Marc Lamont Hill of Columbia University and the strippers divided up and faced off. As one might expect with Red Eye, the game was riddled with oddness and stupidity, from Bill's pathetic headfirst slide/stumble into home plate, Andy's observation that most of the strippers are from "Russia, which I think is somewhere in Africa", and Greg's "stripper injury" from a stripper tackling instead of tagging him.
* ''Series/HappyEndings'' has a ''kickball'' episode, "Kickball 2: The Kickening".
* ''Series/{{Studio 3}}'' has yearly Australia Day 'Smackdown' specials featuring a comically dramatised game of sport. They have included the Cricket Smackdown (2011), the Tennis Smackdown (2012), and the Soccer Smackdown (2013).
* ''Series/DanceAcademy'' had an episode where Tara and Christian rekindle their relationship by playing a game of beach cricket.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Station House 4 prepares for a baseball match with another station house in the two-parter "Stroll on the Wild Side". Inspector Brackenreid and his counterpart share a long-lasting rivalry (they make a bet on the outcome), and Brackenreid is so determined to win this year he drafts Crabtree to secretly film the rivals' practice session. Later, Crabtree examines stills from the film trying to fathom the drop of the pitcher's spitball. Murdoch reads a book about the game, and uses science to help Crabtree find out how to hit the spitball. George tries to show Higgins how to throw a pitch and accidentally breaks a window in the office, prompting Brackenreid to reassign George as the pitcher. All the officers and constables look dashing in their baseball shirts and caps.
* The ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' episode "TV or Not TV" has Pete temporarily become a local footy star, and he's responsible for his team's victory. This is a very rare UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball example.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': "The Unnatural", which has Frasier attempting to play on the KACL softball team at the behest of Freddy. We don't see the match itself but judging from Frasier's "training" by Martin, he didn't do too well.
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' had a rare American instance of a cricket episode, when Cliff got into an argument with his West Indian friends about whether cricket or baseball was the better sport, which ended up with the three of them playing an impromptu cricket match in the living room.
* ''Series/ColdCase'' has three baseball episodes: "A Time to Hate" about a gay college baseball player beaten to death in 1964, "Colors" where the team re-opens the 1945 case of an African-American baseball player who was beaten to death with his own bat, and "Stealing Home" where the team looks into the murder of a former Cuban baseball star who escaped to the U.S. to provide for his family after the Cuban government fired him for talking to a U.S. sports agent. "Stealing Home" also features the annual softball game against the fire department.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Last Man", the arrest of the new cricket captain of Kembleford's cricket team for the murder of the team's fast bowler, and a suicide the year before in the cricket pavilion and a match against a rival village to determine the ownership of the cricket ground finds Father Brown consoling the victim's mother, solving a murder involving blackmail, playing cricket and watching Lady Felicia as the last man of the innings.
* ''{{Series/Greek}}'': Season 3 episode ''Take Me Out'' revolves around an all-Greek baseball game.
* While the angels themselves don't play baseball, the ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' episode "The Perfect Game" revolves around the game. (That'd be the ''second'' episode of the series named "The Perfect Game". The first one is [[BowlingForRatings a bowling episode]].)
* ''The Adventures of Mc Gee & Me'': In the episode ''Take Me Out of the Ball Game'' Nick learns to trust in God to make him play well, not the other men and the provoking opponents on the field.
* ''Series/RemingtonSteele'': The season 3 episode "Second Base Steele".
* ''Series/MagnumPI'' had a softball episode in season 4 ("Squeeze Play"). Noteworthy in that Robin Masters bets a year's use of his estate on the game [[spoiler: and Magnum's team loses. The bet is rendered invalid in the end, though.]]
* ''Series/RelicHunter'': In "Diamond in the Rough", Sydney has to find the lucky glove of a legendary player that was stolen during the 1946 World Series.
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** "Take Me out to the Holosuite" is a light BreatherEpisode in the heart of the Dominion War arc. In it, Sisko ropes his crew into helping settle a score with his rival from Academy days: the obnoxious Captain Solok, and his all-Vulcan team, The Logicians. It's the usual RagtagBunchOfMisfits baseball story, albeit one that includes Worf's idea of baseline chatter: "Death to the opposition!" Solok is baffled by The Niners' delight that they managed to score a single run.
** In fact, it's surprising that [=DS9=] didn't have a BaseballEpisode sooner, because Sisko's obsession with baseball goes back to the pilot, where Sisko uses baseball to explain the concept of linear time to the wormhole aliens. The only real in-universe reasoning is that by the 24th century, baseball has almost died out and is only kept alive by enthusiasts like Sisko and on a few distant colony worlds, so it's not as mainstream as in other examples.
* Happens in ''Series/PowerRangers'' far too many times to list. Any time one of the heroes or one of his/her young friends shows an interest in a sport, it's almost a given that it will inspire the BigBad to come up with a MonsterOfTheWeek based on it. They even did it with soccer once.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** Al helps start up a nudie-bar-sponsored baseball league when MLB goes on strike.
** The episode where the mall softball team benches him.



* ''Series/SmallWonder'': "Victor/V.I.C.I."
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry and George are seen playing softball in two episodes, where the plot surrounds this event.

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* ''Series/SmallWonder'': "Victor/V.I.C.I."
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry
''Series/BabylonFive'' doesn't have a whole episode, but there are a few scenes where Sheridan and George Garibaldi are seen playing discussing station issues while facing a pitching machine with a digital umpire.
* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' uses a baseball game to wrap up the miniseries, with a voice-over [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue describing what major characters did after the war]].
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' didn't have an actual baseball episode, but "The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle" features Arastoo Vaziri using baseball metaphors incessantly in anticipation of the baseball season starting. The other characters end up telling him to shut up.
* ''Series/CornerGas'' has an episode with a slow-pitch
softball in two episodes, where game.
* An episode of ''Series/DadsArmy'' had
the plot surrounds this event.Home Guard playing a UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} match against the ARP wardens (guest starring Fred Trueman!) [[spoiler:The Home Guard win when Godfrey, of all people, hits a six]].
* British example: ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a cricket episode, in "Black Orchid".
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'': "Traveling All-Stars". The whole town becomes obsessed with the game, and women have to fight for their right to play as well.



* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' : "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame"
* ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'': The aptly named episode "Baseball".
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': In "The Unnatural", Mulder goes to talk an agent who started to investigate mysterious cases and basically founded the X-Files division at the FBI. However, he ends up talking to his brother who used to be a cop who warms up to Mulder when he finds out that he likes and knows a lot about baseball. He tells Mulder a story about a baseball-loving alien. Then Mulder and Scully have a cute date, playing baseball, HandsOnApproach style.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' had "Player To Be Named Now" in which the mad ArmsDealer Mel Profitt decides to live out his childhood fantasy of becoming a baseball star, by buying an NBL team and forcing them to accept him as a player. He even forces the current owner's company into bankruptcy so he can buy at a cheaper price. The closest we see to an actual game though is Mel batting with the protagonist Vinnie pitching (Mel turns out to be a lousy batter compared to Vince). In the end the NBL rejects Mel based on his reputation, resulting in an {{aesop}} that Money, Power, And A Gang of Mooks Isn't Everything.

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' : "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame"
* ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'': The aptly named episode "Baseball".
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. In "The Unnatural", Mulder goes to talk an agent who started to investigate mysterious cases and basically founded Diary", the X-Files division at the FBI. However, he ends up talking to his brother who used to be a cop who warms up to Mulder when he finds out that he likes and knows a lot about baseball. He tells Mulder a story about a baseball-loving alien. Then Mulder and Scully have a cute date, geeks' plot centres around playing baseball, HandsOnApproach style.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' had "Player To Be Named Now"
baseball in which the mad ArmsDealer Mel Profitt decides to live out his childhood fantasy gym class.
* * An episode
of becoming ''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'' has a baseball star, by buying an NBL team and forcing them to accept him as a player. He even forces the current owner's company into bankruptcy so he can buy at a cheaper price. The closest we see to an actual game though is Mel batting with the protagonist Vinnie pitching (Mel turns out central to be a lousy batter compared to Vince). In the end the NBL rejects Mel based on his reputation, resulting in an {{aesop}} that Money, Power, And A Gang of Mooks Isn't Everything.its plot.



* An episode of ''Galactica 1980'' has a baseball game central to its plot.
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'': "Traveling All-Stars". The whole town becomes obsessed with the game, and women have to fight for their right to play as well.
* An episode of ''Series/DadsArmy'' had the Home Guard playing a UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} match against the ARP wardens (guest starring Fred Trueman!) [[spoiler:The Home Guard win when Godfrey, of all people, hits a six]].
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. In "The Diary", the geeks' plot centres around playing baseball in gym class.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' didn't have an actual baseball episode, but "The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle" features Arastoo Vaziri using baseball metaphors incessantly in anticipation of the baseball season starting. The other characters end up telling him to shut up.
* They didn't ''play'' baseball, but the Series/MythBusters did a whole episode on baseball myths.
* ''Series/UglyBetty'' has one. Of course, [[DysfunctionJunction this being Ugly Betty]], HilarityEnsues.
--> '''Betty:''' ''"No! You can't jump on people!"''
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had an episode, "In the Big Inning", which has the residents of Plum Creek play a game against a team from Sleepy Eye. In typical Little House fashion, the opposing team is full of cheats and bad sports.
* British example: ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a cricket episode, in "Black Orchid".

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* An episode of ''Galactica 1980'' has a baseball game central ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' invented an annual hospital-vs-press softball tradition just to its plot.
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'': "Traveling All-Stars". The whole town becomes obsessed with the game, and women
have to fight for their right to play as well.
* An episode of ''Series/DadsArmy'' had
a softball episode. No one even pretends the Home Guard playing a UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} match against the ARP wardens (guest starring Fred Trueman!) [[spoiler:The Home Guard win when Godfrey, of all people, hits a six]].
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. In "The Diary", the geeks' plot centres around playing baseball in gym class.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' didn't
doctors have an actual baseball episode, but "The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle" features Arastoo Vaziri using baseball metaphors incessantly in anticipation slightest chance of winning; the baseball season starting. The other characters end up telling him to shut up.
* They didn't ''play'' baseball, but the Series/MythBusters did a whole episode on baseball myths.
* ''Series/UglyBetty'' has one. Of course, [[DysfunctionJunction this being Ugly Betty]], HilarityEnsues.
--> '''Betty:''' ''"No! You can't jump on people!"''
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had an episode, "In the Big Inning", which has the residents
entire on-field action consists of Plum Creek play a game against a team from Sleepy Eye. In typical Little House fashion, the opposing team is full acting out of cheats and bad sports.
* British example: ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a cricket episode, in "Black Orchid".
thinly-veiled personal issues.



* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
** Featured in "The Three Strikes Job" with Eliot becoming a catcher for part of the con so that they can steal the ballpark and the team.
** Another episode had Eliot become a hockey player, trying to protect a punch-drunk enforcer who could die if he gets another concussion. And in yet another episode, he was an underground MMA fighter.
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had an episode, "In the Big Inning", which has the residents of Plum Creek play a game against a team from Sleepy Eye. In typical Little House fashion, the opposing team is full of cheats and bad sports.



* ''Series/BabylonFive'' doesn't have a whole episode, but there are a few scenes where Sheridan and Garibaldi are discussing station issues while facing a pitching machine with a digital umpire.
* ''Series/CornerGas'' has an episode with a slow-pitch softball game.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' invented an annual hospital-vs-press softball tradition just to have a softball episode. No one even pretends the doctors have the slightest chance of winning; the entire on-field action consists of acting out of thinly-veiled personal issues.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
** Featured in "The Three Strikes Job" with Eliot becoming a catcher for part of the con so that they can steal the ballpark and the team.
** Another episode had Eliot become a hockey player, trying to protect a punch-drunk enforcer who could die if he gets another concussion. And in yet another episode, he was an underground MMA fighter.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' doesn't have ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** Al helps start up
a whole episode, but there are a few scenes where Sheridan and Garibaldi are discussing station issues while facing a pitching machine with a digital umpire.
* ''Series/CornerGas'' has an
nudie-bar-sponsored baseball league when MLB goes on strike.
** The
episode with a slow-pitch where the mall softball game.
team benches him.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' invented an annual hospital-vs-press softball tradition just ''Series/{{Monk}}'' : "Mr. Monk Goes to have a softball episode. No one even pretends the doctors have the slightest chance of winning; the entire on-field action consists of acting out of thinly-veiled personal issues.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
** Featured in "The Three Strikes Job" with Eliot becoming a catcher for part of the con so that they can steal the ballpark and the team.
** Another episode had Eliot become a hockey player, trying to protect a punch-drunk enforcer who could die if he gets another concussion. And in yet another episode, he was an underground MMA fighter.
Ballgame"



* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' uses a baseball game to wrap up the miniseries, with a voice-over [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue describing what major characters did after the war]].

to:

* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' They didn't ''play'' baseball, but the ''Series/MythBusters'' did a whole episode on baseball myths.
* Happens in ''Series/PowerRangers'' far too many times to list. Any time one of the heroes or one of his/her young friends shows an interest in a sport, it's almost a given that it will inspire the BigBad to come up with a MonsterOfTheWeek based on it. They even did it with soccer once.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry and George are seen playing softball in two episodes, where the plot surrounds this event.
* ''Series/SmallWonder'': "Victor/V.I.C.I."
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** "Take Me out to the Holosuite" is a light BreatherEpisode in the heart of the Dominion War arc. In it, Sisko ropes his crew into helping settle a score with his rival from Academy days: the obnoxious Captain Solok, and his all-Vulcan team, The Logicians. It's the usual RagtagBunchOfMisfits baseball story, albeit one that includes Worf's idea of baseline chatter: "Death to the opposition!" Solok is baffled by The Niners' delight that they managed to score a single run.
** In fact, it's surprising that [=DS9=] didn't have a BaseballEpisode sooner, because Sisko's obsession with baseball goes back to the pilot, where Sisko
uses baseball to explain the concept of linear time to the wormhole aliens. The only real in-universe reasoning is that by the 24th century, baseball has almost died out and is only kept alive by enthusiasts like Sisko and on a few distant colony worlds, so it's not as mainstream as in other examples.
* ''Series/UglyBetty'' has one. Of course, [[DysfunctionJunction this being Ugly Betty]], HilarityEnsues.
--> '''Betty:''' ''"No! You can't jump on people!"''
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' had "Player To Be Named Now" in which the mad ArmsDealer Mel Profitt decides to live out his childhood fantasy of becoming
a baseball star, by buying an NBL team and forcing them to accept him as a player. He even forces the current owner's company into bankruptcy so he can buy at a cheaper price. The closest we see to an actual game to wrap up the miniseries, though is Mel batting with a voice-over [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue describing what major characters did after the war]].protagonist Vinnie pitching (Mel turns out to be a lousy batter compared to Vince). In the end the NBL rejects Mel based on his reputation, resulting in an {{aesop}} that Money, Power, And A Gang of Mooks Isn't Everything.
* ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'': The aptly named episode "Baseball".
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': In "The Unnatural", Mulder goes to talk an agent who started to investigate mysterious cases and basically founded the X-Files division at the FBI. However, he ends up talking to his brother who used to be a cop who warms up to Mulder when he finds out that he likes and knows a lot about baseball. He tells Mulder a story about a baseball-loving alien. Then Mulder and Scully have a cute date, playing baseball, HandsOnApproach style.


















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* For [[MediumBlending a given value of "live action"]], ''Film/SpaceJam'' is essentially a movie-length version of this for the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' franchise with basketball instead of baseball. Funnily enough, Michael Jordan is actually ''playing'' baseball in his first appearance on screen.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Huey was forced to participate in a baseballó er... Kickball game... against China. To save the town? This episode was transparently a metaphor for current economics, and an homage to the ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' episode.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Red Ball", Huey was and other Woodcrest residents were forced to participate in a baseballó er... Kickball game... kickball game against China. To a team from Wushung, China, [[ItMakesSenseInContext to save Woodcrest from being bought out by the town? Chinese]]. This episode was transparently a metaphor for current economics, the economic relations between the US and an China, and was a homage to the ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' episode.
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