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Episode 2: To Catch a Pitcher 

Copyright 1972 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. 
Sound: RCA Sound Recording
Running Time: 20 minutes
First aired: September 16, 1972

Produced and Directed: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Associate Producer: Lew Marshall

Story Direction: Jim Carmichael, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Knick Knatz,

   Bill Perez, and Paul Sommer

Story: Sid Morse, Eddie Carroll, Jamie Farr, Willie Gilbert, Max Hodge,

   Mark Hammerman, Dennis Marx, Ray Parker, Henry Sharp, and

   Harry Winkler

Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols

Production Design: Iwao Takamoto

Production Supervisor: Victor O. Schipek

Layout: Jerry Eisenberg, Gary Hoffman, Jack Manning, Joel Seibel,

   Lin Larsen, Takashi Masunaga, and Tony Sgroi

Animation: Ed Love, Tony Love, Ron Campbell, Bill Hutton, and Bob Carr

Backgrounds: Walt Peregoy, Don Watson, Bill Butler, Marion Wallin,

   Daniella Bielecka, Cathy Patrick, Don Schweikert, and Bill McArdle

Titles: Iraj Paran

Technical Supervisor: Frank Paiker

Ink & Paint Supervisor: Jayne Barbera

Xerography: Robert "Tiger" West

Music Supervision: Don Kirshner

Sound Direction: Richard Olson and Bill Getty

Supervising Film Editor: Larry Cowan

Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer

Post Production: Joed Eaton

Camera: Roy Wade, John C. Hall, Dick Blundell, and Norman Stainback

VOICES:

Keye Luke: Charlie Chan
Cynthia Adler: Voice
Gene Andrusco: Flip Chan
Jodie Foster: Anne Chan
Lisa Gerritsen: Various Characters
Johnny Gunn: Tom Chan
Bob Ito: Henry Chan
Beverly Kushida: Nancy Chan
Cherylene Lee: Suzi Chan/Mimi Chan
Don Messick: Chu-Chu
Michael Morgan: Scooter
Hazel Shermet: Various Characters
Brian Tochi: Alan Chan
Janet Waldo: Various Characters
Len Weinrib: Stanley Chan           
Ron Duarte: Lead vocals for the Chan Clan band (not credited)            

 
 

SYNOPSIS: 

Following a World Series game, the Chan boys seek the autograph of star player Boo Blew.  However, they witness Blew's kidnapping which sends the Chan Clan and their famous Pop into action.

OF NOTE:

Stanley briefly wears a Yogi Bear disguise, one of the major Hanna-Barbera stable of characters.
 
The contemporary cultural references made in To Catch a Pitcher, include:
 
Anne's statement, "We women have our rights!" reflects the beginnings of the women's liberation movement.
 
The baseball star Boo Blew is a reference to then Oakland Athletics all-star pitcher Vida Blue.  In 1971, Blue won both the American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards.

The name of the Nationals' manager, Jo-Jo Maggio, was patterned after that of baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio.

CHARLIE CHAN'S APHORISM:

To borrow a baseball expression, "It's my turn to bat."

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To Catch a Pitcher

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