August 6, 1961
Episode Adopted by: R. Joy Helvie
As Lester "Doc" Fuller, a former
major league pitcher stuck back in the minors again, Sam must get a hotshot rookie
ballplayer back on the right track and away from drinking and self-destruction. In the
meantime, Sam also has to ward off advances from his team's owner...and her daughter!
Name of the Person Leaped Into
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode
Kiss with History
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
BROADCAST DATE: September 25, 1991
PLACE: Galveston, Texas
DATE: August 6, 1961
LEAPEE: Lester "Doc" Fuller
"Traveling Man" -- Ricky Nelson
The Mustangs' mascot is Milo--a pig.
**He finds Chucky to be awfully familiar; he later figures out that he reminds him of Al.
**This is because when Sam first came to Project Star Bright, he met Al in the lab one
night after Al had been beating a vending machine with a hammer; the machine had eaten
Al's dime. Beneath the anger and drunkenness, Sam saw a terrific guy. Sam helped Al sober
up, thus saving him from being booted out of the Star Bright project.
**played in the Navy baseball league as a starting pitcher; had the lowest earned run
average in the league; his number was 9
1) black vest with silver pattern, red slacks, dress shirt with a leafy pattern, thin dark
red tie, black belt
2) copperish-tan slacks, dress shirt with abstract design in earth-tones, Navy baseball
jersey (#9), Navy baseball cap, copper shoes
3) yellow suit with pinstripes, black dress shirt, metal-plated necktie, copper shoes,
4) blue suit -- shimmery sleeves and lapels, white dress shirt, black bolo tie, silver
**he mentions twins at a fitness center that he wants, but hasn't got
GUESTS IN OTHER QL EPS:
**Royce D. Applegate played "Sheriff Blount" in the earlier episode "The
Color of Truth". (Jan 1, 2003 -- house fire)
**Michael Bellisario also played a little boy in "Camikazi Kid", "Martin,
Jr." in "A Tale of Two Sweeties", and "Kid #2" in "Mirror
Image". (DPB's son)
**Hank Robinson--who played an Umpire in this episode--also played an Umpire in
"Genesis, Part II".
I like this episode because it gives us insight as to how Sam and Al met. I also love the
way history was eerily repeating itself near the end.
SAM'S BEST LINE:
AL: That's fine if it's a hand grenade, but it's baseball. You've got to treat it like a
SAM: Why does everything come down to being a woman with you?
AL'S BEST LINE:
"It's right here in yellow and pink. And green, and blue, and orange, and
Best scene has definitely got to be when Sam recalls how he and Al met...
AL: What are you so interested in this kid for anyway?
SAM: 'Cause he reminds me of you.
SAM: Remember the first time we met, Al? You were on the Starbright Project... and, uh, I
came into the lab and you were smashing the vending machine with a hammer.
AL: Oh, ah... It ate my dime.
SAM: Yeah. You were drunk and angry and the government wanted to wash you out of the
project completely, but I stopped them because I knew that underneath all that booze and
that anger was a pretty terrific person.
GUEST CAST NOTES:
Michael Bellisario, who plays the bat boy, is Don Bellisario's son. He made many
appearances in QL, and he currently has a recurring role as Bud's brother in
GUEST STARS WHO HAVE PASSED ON
Royce D. Applegate sadly passed away on January 1, 2003 in a house fire in Hollywood
Chucky Myerwich: Neal McDonough
Margaret Twilly: Maree Cheatham
Manager: Don Stroud
Bunny: Courtney Gebhart
Warren Monroe: Peter Jason
Talent Scout: Casey Sander
Radio Reporter: Royce D. Applegate
Billy, the bat boy: Michael Bellisario
Jorge: Juan Garcia
Ryker: Chuck Fick
Eagle Manager: Russel Lunday
First Umpire: Hank Robinson
Immigration Officer: David B. Maccabee
Lester "Doc" Fuller (mirror): Owen Rutledge
Donald P. Bellisario
Velton Ray Bunch
James S. Giritlian
Director of Photography:
Michael Watkins, A.S.C.
Michael S. Stern
Unit Production Manager:
1st Assistant Director:
2nd Assistant Director:
Robert L. Zilliox
Barry D. Thomas
Panaflex camera and lenses by PANAVISION