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Pitch

Pitch

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Photo Credit:  Tommy Garcia / FOX
  • Premiered: 
    September 22, 2016
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Dan Fogelman & Rick Singer 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: baseball (pro)

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Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer, PITCH is a one-hour scripted series that tells the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker is vaulted into instant fame when she's called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. All eyes are on her as she is the top news story of the day, making history as the first woman to pitch -- and play -- in the Major Leagues. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is Mike Lawson, the team's ruggedly handsome star catcher. There's instant chemistry between them, although neither dares admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don't even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny's back is center fielder Blip Sanders, an old friend from the minor leagues and his wife Evelyn. Guiding her is her agent/confidante, Amelia Slater, who saw Ginny's star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom, bringing along her young assistant, Eliot. Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, Bill Baker, the end of Ginny's improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. The team's manager, Al Luongo, and general manager, Oscar Arguella, , bicker over whether Ginny's presence on the field is in the team's best interests. Playing in the major leagues is a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve -- except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. Knowing her place in history, Ginny attempts to fit in with the team, in spite of a sexist comment Al made about her years ago resurfacing. Meanwhile, Mike comes to terms with the mortality of his career and the end of his marriage, and Blip deals with fallout from Evelyn defending him to the media.
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On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, FOX premiered the season finale of PITCH, with guest stars Joanna Garcia Swisher, Kevin Connolly and BJ Britt. In the season ender, "Don't Say It," Ross warns the Padres that Ginny is dangerously close to her pitching limit, but management is reluctant to end her season. Meanwhile, Amelia confronts Will about money that has gone missing from the restaurant fund.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television

Settings

  • - San Diego, California USA