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27th May '17 9:35:33 AM kquinn0830
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** The episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E17HomerAtTheBat Homer at the Bat]]" featured Homer becoming a star player on the company softball team, and Mr. Burns hiring a team of Major League all-stars (Roger Clemens, Mike Scioscia, Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Darryl Strawberry) to play the final game to win a bet. In a case of HilariousInHindsight a running gag in the episode has Burns getting mad at Mattingly for failing to cut his sideburns (even after he shaves off most of his hair). After getting cut from the team Don is heard saying "I still like him better than Steinbrenner." A few weeks after the episode was produced, but before it was aired, Mattingly would be suspended from the Yankees for failing to cut his long hair as per team owner George Steinbrenner's policy.

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** The episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E17HomerAtTheBat Homer at the Bat]]" featured Homer becoming a star player on the company softball team, and Mr. Burns hiring a team of Major League all-stars (Roger Clemens, Mike Scioscia, Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Darryl Strawberry) to play the final game to win a bet. The episode has become one of the most famous instances of this trope and is one of the show's most popular episodes. Steve Sax admitted that people like talking to him about the episode than his playing career and its popularity even [[http://nypost.com/2017/05/26/homer-at-the-bat-why-hall-of-fame-is-honoring-the-simpsons/ resulted in Homer being inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.]]
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In a case of HilariousInHindsight a running gag in the episode has Burns getting mad at Mattingly for failing to cut his sideburns (even after he shaves off most of his hair). After getting cut from the team Don is heard saying "I still like him better than Steinbrenner." A few weeks after the episode was produced, but before it was aired, Mattingly would be suspended from the Yankees for failing to cut his long hair as per team owner George Steinbrenner's policy.
14th Apr '17 1:28:49 AM rafi
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* Episode 155-156 of ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' has an improvvised Penguin Village's baseball team (consists of all the youngest characters of the show, included naturally Arale and Gatchan) invited to a challenge against the ''big city'' team.
12th Apr '17 8:22:46 AM cheril59
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** Later episodes reiterate the same plot: one has Timmy wish to be a basketball champ on Dimmsdale's Ball Hogs, while another brings back every element of the Baseball Episode, except this time, it's soccer, Timmy's the hapless team member, and Poof lends a hand.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'': Jimmy and the gang successfully cheated with science to make their Retroville team, consisting of him and his friends, to win so utterly and remarkably they appear to be the greatest baseball players ever known, and end up catching attention overseas to stake it out in the World Championship in Japan. Unfortunately, Jimmy's underhanded secret is revealed and the team gives into morality, feeling they should rely on their own skills... which are ''severely'' lacking. The big game takes place offscreen- ''mercifully''- Japan completely ''[[CurbstompBattle thrashed]]'' Retroville.

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** Later episodes reiterate the same plot: one has Timmy wish to be a basketball champ on Dimmsdale's Ball Hogs, Ballhogs, while another brings back every element of the Baseball Episode, except this time, it's soccer, Timmy's the hapless team member, member of the Dimmsdale Victims, and Poof lends a hand.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'': Jimmy and the gang successfully cheated with science to make their Retroville team, team consisting of him and his friends, to win so utterly and remarkably they appear to be the greatest baseball players ever known, and end up catching attention overseas to stake it out in the World Championship in Japan. Unfortunately, Jimmy's underhanded secret is revealed and the team gives into morality, feeling they should rely on their own skills... which are ''severely'' lacking. The big game takes place offscreen- ''mercifully''- Japan completely ''[[CurbstompBattle thrashed]]'' Retroville.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'''s episode "Double Play" is a baseball episode with Bert and Cedric competing for entering a professional baseball team.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'''s ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons''' premiere episode for season 2 "Double Play" is a baseball episode with where Bert and Cedric competing for entering a professional baseball team.team, the Mammoth Mudhens. Bert's team playing them is called the Evergreen Giants.
2nd Apr '17 5:59:06 PM Game_Fan
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** The variation of baseball used is extraordinarily deadly, however, enough so that high level clerics are kept on hand to resurrect the dead.
2nd Apr '17 5:56:43 PM Game_Fan
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* This also happened in an issue of ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', which played out very much like the ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' episode, only here, the invaders were ''aliens''. (The justification, such as it was, was that the aliens had once been led by Doiby Dickles, so their culture was largely based on 1930s UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.) The justification for the planet Myrg resembling 1930s New York was indeed because they had been led by Doiby Dickles. However, that has nothing to do with the baseball. Apparently the aliens that were invading Myrg simply [[AliensStealCable learned the game from Earth TV]], and found it convenient as method of TrialByCombat and began to use it on their own. ''Young Justice'' was very often somewhat bizarre or slapstick and this storyline pushed it even farther than usual, prompting one character to say "[[LampshadeHanging That's it, I'm joining the [Teen] Titans.]]"

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* This also happened in an issue of ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', which played out very much like the ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' episode, only here, the invaders were ''aliens''. (The The justification, such as it was, was that the aliens had once been led by Doiby Dickles, so their culture was largely based on 1930s UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.) The justification for the planet Myrg resembling 1930s New York was indeed because they had been led by Doiby Dickles. However, that has nothing to do with the baseball. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Apparently the aliens they had decided that were invading Myrg simply [[AliensStealCable learned the game from Earth TV]], and found it baseball was a convenient as method form of TrialByCombat and began to use it on as their own. ''Young Justice'' The whole thing was very often somewhat bizarre or slapstick and this storyline pushed so ridiculous that it even farther than usual, prompting prompted one character to say express in frustration "[[LampshadeHanging That's it, I'm joining the [Teen] Titans.]]"
2nd Apr '17 5:53:37 PM Game_Fan
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' episode 70, where Champa challenges Beerus to a baseball match to be held on Earth. The whole thing turns into a farce rife with LoopholeAbuse as [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] is the only player who actually knows the rules of baseball, and the match is called before the first inning is over because it devolves into a brawl.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' episode 70, where Champa challenges Beerus to a baseball match to be held on Earth. The whole thing turns into a farce rife It starts with LoopholeAbuse as [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] Goku throwing a pitch so hard is causes a massive explosion and only gets worse from there. Among other things Yamcha is the only player who actually knows the rules of baseball, while Whis and Vados have read the match is called before rules but have a pretty loose interpretation of what's allowed. Ultimately the first inning is over because it game devolves into a brawl.brawl that ''nearly destroys the universe'' and is called off before the end of the first inning.
29th Mar '17 8:23:36 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has about half an episode that features, of all things, baseball as a medium for ''{{Mecha}} combat''.

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* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has about half an episode that features, of all things, baseball as a medium for ''{{Mecha}} combat''. It's {{Justified}} in a way: the head of the tournament is specifically trying to rig things so Sei and Reiji lose, and their opponent in that battle used to play professional baseball before he retired to build Gunpla, so the battle is set up to play to his strengths.
22nd Mar '17 3:08:26 PM N
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* The ComicBook/XMen have a long history of this (perhaps unsurprising given that the school is in New York). An X-Men baseball game will always start with the rule "no powers". And it will always be broken. They also played basketball once with similar results.

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* The ComicBook/XMen have a long history of this (perhaps unsurprising given that the school is in New York). An X-Men baseball game will always start with the rule "no powers". And it will always be broken. They also played basketball once with similar results. And football (resulting in Xavier being tackled out of his wheelchair).
18th Mar '17 11:22:03 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Episode 95 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat play baseball against Quack Quack, Olaf and Serguei. When Stumpy's team realize that the opposition is too powerful, they resort to cheating.
28th Jan '17 11:49:13 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'''s episode "Double Play" is a baseball episode with Bert and Cedric competing for entering a professional baseball team.
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