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The Unnatural is the fourteenth and final episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?


The gang go to a baseball stadium to see Luis Santiago break Cab Craig's home run record. However, the ghost of Cab Craig haunts the stadium putting both the players and the game at risk.


One night, Luis Santiago is practicing his batting as he is close to breaking Cab Craig's home run record. Suddenly a phantom baseball specter throws a flamming baseball at Santiago, warning him not to break the record. He swings at it but it breaks his bat, just before another fireball comes at him.

The next day the gang arrives at Cookie Co. International Park to meet Luis Santiago after winning a contest. As it turns out the new park was actually built on top of the old park after it sunk.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Cameraman (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Audience (only appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Umpire (only appearance)
  • Miscellaneous Grizzles (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Grizzles' opponent (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Cab Craig (only appearance)(no lines)(projector)
  • Police officers (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Mike Piazza (only appearance)(cameo)





Suspect Motive/reason
J.T. Page Angry that he was made to be the team mascot.
Autumn Summerfield Publicity for Luis. Her shoes were dry, even though she said she left the park.


Culprit Motive/reason
Bob Taylor as the Baseball Specter He did not want Luis Santiago to break Cab's record.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Baseball Specter
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
John Stephenson Bob Taylor
Carlos Alazraqui Luis Santiago
Steve Blum J.T. Page
Steve Powell
Kathy Griffin Autumn Summerfield
Mike Piazza Himself


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Play My Game " Written by Allison Robertson, Bret Anderson, Maya Ford, and Torrance Castellano The Donnas N/A



  • This episode is a semi-remake of the episode The Ghost That Sacked the Quarterback from The Scooby-Doo Show. Both happen on a sports field, on the night of an important event, at a stadium built on top of the old version (one of the main differences between the two episodes being that the first episode focused on football instead of baseball).
  • The What's New, Scooby-Doo? tune plays when Scooby dances as Mr. Grizz.
    • During this scene, Velma says "What a ham!" in reference to Scooby's performance, which she often did in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! whenever Scooby pretended to have a cold or a sore foot.
  • One of the baseball players looks exactly like Fred.

Cultural references



Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Presumably it's intentional, but Shelly's nametag is empty, as are the police officers'.
  • Before Shaggy took a bite of his sandwich while Scooby digs for leftovers, you can see that the lettuce's color was changed to pink then green again. It may be have some coloring error during production.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Despite Cookie Co. International Park being an abbreviation on the stadium's front sign, everybody calls it "Cookie Company International Park".
  • When Scooby-Doo first sees Mr. Grizz, he mistakes him for an actual grizzly bear and attacks him. This makes no sense; Scooby would've been no match for a real grizzly bear, and it's generally out-of-character for Scooby to act so aggressive.
  • The way Fred just walks up to Luis, anyone could do the same and say they entered the competition. Presumably he gave proper identification details off-screen.
  • It's worth noting that nobody except for Bob Taylor (John Stephenson) pronounces Cab Craig correctly, which may question if it even is supposed to be pronounced that way. Other characters almost pronounce it as if they're saying "Cab Cray" (or even "Cab Grey").
  • Shaggy produces a torch when he's in the pitch black after falling into Potters Stadium.
  • It isn't explained how Bob Taylor made his lower legs bony thin.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic أمر يفوق الطبيعة A Supernatural Occurrence
French Le base-balleur fantôme The Phantom Baseball Player
Greek Τα Τρομακτικά Παιχνίδια The Spooky Games
Polish Rekord wbrew naturze Record Against Nature

Home media


Shaggy: OK Fred, so like what's your plan?
Fred: To come in here and see who's playing that organ.
Daphne: And then?
Fred: I didn't think it out past that!

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