Baseball was a sport from Earth, played with a baseball and a baseball bat. An alternate, and presumably British, name for the sport was rounders — at least according to Izzy Sinclair. (COMIC: Wormwood)
The Sixth Doctor and Frobisher attempted to use the TARDIS to sneak into the Dodgers' baseball stadium in 20th century New York City without paying, in order to pick up Peri Brown. The Doctor got the coordinates wrong, and the TARDIS materialised in the middle of the baseball field instead. (COMIC: Time Bomb)
The Seventh Doctor once proclaimed himself fond of baseball and recalled the time he watched Babe Ruth play in a 1926 game where he hit three home runs. Despite witnessing this feat, the Doctor considered Joshua Gibson the best baseball player he ever saw play. The Doctor saw Gibson while he played for the Negro League baseball team the Pittsburgh Crawfords many times. Tyrus Cobb and Hack Wilson were two other professional baseball players. (PROSE: Illegal Alien)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The game the Doctor refers to in PROSE: Illegal Alien is Game 4 of the 1926 World Series between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals and was played on 6 October 1926.
- ↑ 1926 World Series Game 4, New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals, October 6, 1926. Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on 10 June 2019. Retrieved on 10 June 2019.