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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.
- Luis Santiago (only appearance)
- J.T. Page (only appearance)
- Steve Powell (only appearance)
- Shelly (only appearance)
- Autumn Summerfield (only appearance)
- 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)
- Baseball bats
- Pizza (mentioned)
- Shaggy's flashlight
- Fred's wristwatch
- Autumn Summerfield's camera
|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.|
|Bob Taylor as the Baseball Specter||He did not want Luis Santiago to break Cab's record.|
|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|
- Velma calls Scooby a "ham" when he's dressed as Mr. Grizz, which she called him in the original series.
- Fred's surname, was revealed in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode, Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo.
- Two transition scenes with a baseball zooming across the screen includes the full names of the gang written on it. Fred's surname was already mentioned above. The rest of them are as follows:
- Shaggy's surname was revealed in The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show episode, Wedding Bell Boos!. Instead of using his nickname it actually says his birthname, "Norville", revealed in the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode, The Sludge Monster From The Earth's Core.
- Daphne's surname was revealed in The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show episode, No Sharking Zone.
- Velma's surname was revealed in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode, Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo.
- 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.
- In 2015, ABDO Publishing published Scooby-Doo and the Unnatural.
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
|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|
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Volume 5 - Sports Spooktacular VHS released by Warner Home Video on June 14, 2005.
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Volume 5 - Sports Spooktacular DVD released by Warner Home Video on June 14, 2005.
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Complete 1st Season DVD set released by Warner Home Video on February 20, 2007.
- The episode was supposed to be included on Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Field of Screams compilation DVD on May 13, 2014, however it was replaced by The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which is not sports-themed. This change doesn't make any difference, since both episodes have been previously released and have the same running time. It's worth noting, though, that the former is associated to sports, while the latter is not.
Shaggy: OK Fred, so like what's your plan?
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