CTVA US Comedy - "Ball Four" (Time-Life/CBS)(fall 1976) starring Jim Bouton

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Ball Four (1976)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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BALL FOUR
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Time-Life Productions, Inc./ CBS, Inc. Production
for CBS
Produced by Don Segall

US Situation Comedy series 1976 5 episodes x 30 min

starring
Jim Bouton as Jim Barton (pitcher)
Jack Somack as John "Cappy" Capogrosso (manager)
David-James Carroll as Bill Westlake (rookie)
Ben Davidson as Ben "Rhino" Rhinelander (catcher)
Bill McCutcheon as Coach Harold "Pinky" Pinkney
Lenny Schultz as Lenny "Birdman" Siegel (pitcher)
Marco St.John as Rayford Plunkett (pitcher)
Jaime Tirelli as Orlando Lopez (utility man)
Sam Wright as C.B. Travis (outfielder)

Premise:
A satire on major league baseball as seen through the antics of the "Washington Americans",
a disorganized team. Developed by and starring Jim Bouton, ex-major leaguer and New York Sportscaster.

"Ball Four" theme sung by Harry Chapin

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CBS Wednesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern (22Sep76-27Oct76)

1.1 [--] Ball Four: WORK IN PROGRESS
22 Sept 1976 CBS Wed

1.2 [--] Ball Four: THE UNPRACTICAL JOKE
29 Sept 1976 CBS Wed

1.3 [--] Ball Four: HIGH-FLYING ROOKIE
13 Oct 1976 CBS Wed

1.4 [--] Ball Four: A QUIET DAY AT THE IROQUOIS HOTEL
20 Oct 1976 CBS Wed

1.5 [--] Ball Four: WHAT'S A NICE WATCH LIKE YOU DOIN' IN A PLACE LIKE THIS? (copyright title)
27 Oct 1976 CBS Wed
prod. no. 0003

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[--] Ball Four: ROOKIE IN LOVE (copyright title) (possibly one of the above)
prod. no. 0002
Teleplay by Tony Geiss & Tom Meehan.
Directed by Stan Lathan

[--] Ball Four: CLOSET-PHOBIA (copyright title) (possibly one of the above)
prod. no. 0004
Teleplay by Jim Bouton & Marvin Kitman.
Directed by Bob LaHendro

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