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“Out at the Old Ballpark”


Season:             4 episode 4
Series Episode: 121
Air Date:          October 1, 1960



Mr. Goodbaby, your baseball game has turned a peaceful town into a battlefield. What you need is an umpire with a gun.


Employment Solicitation

Four Killings in Two Days Close Whiskey Slide Mines
Baseball game ends in multiple murder. Mayor of town calls for armistcce after seventh inning massacre. “Our only hope,” says the mayor, “is an honest umpire. But one is not to be found in Whiskey Slide.






“Though small boys throw stones at frogs in sport. Yet the frogs die not in sport, but die in earnest.”
Paladin claiming to quote Plutarch


Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.”
Bion of Borysthenes


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu33Credited
Mrs. CassellWhiskey Slide citizenJan Harrison35-36Credited
FixSheriffPerry CookCredited
Marcus GoodbabyBears team promoterJ. Pat O'Malley56Credited
McNagleCaptain of the Whiskey Slide teamJohn Larch45Credited
OudrySandy Kenyon38Credited

MayorJack Albertson53Credited
Whiskey Slide catcherTed HamiltonCredited
ShawFirst batter and catcher for the BearsHal Needham29Credited
Whisky Slide pitcherJohn J. Day (John Daheim)44Credited
PeggyWoman in the window of Peggy's ShoppePeggy Rea39Credited
Whiskey Slide ball playerJack Perkins39Uncredited
Ball playerTed Smile39Uncredited
Ball player diving through windowTroy Melton39Uncredited
ScorekeeperJohn George62Uncredited
Town Council memberBurt Stevens55Uncredited
Whiskey Slide citizenDanny Borzage63Uncredited
Whiskey Slide citizenJack Kenny73Uncredited
Whiskey Slide citizenTom Smith68Uncredited
Whiskey Slide citizenJack Tornek73Uncredited
Whiskey Slide citizenRex AndrewsUncredited
4 Whiskey Slide saloon girlsUncredited
Johnny McCoyWhiskey Slide ball playerMentioned




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterFrank R. Pierson

Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Production Sound Mixer

John Muchmore
Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byCharles Grenzbach
Sound EffectsGene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Set DecoratorHerman (N.) Schoenbrun

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Titles and OpticalsPacific Title
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production




Filming Locations

Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Closing Credits background
Lone Pine, California, United States of America



Historical References

Alexander Pope



Geographic References

Gallup, New Mexico, United States of America

San Francisco, California, United States of America

Tucson, Arizona Territory, United States of America

Whiskey Slide, California, United States of America




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