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30 Years Ago Today: ‘Homer at the Bat’

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While we wait for baseball to return, I thought you might enjoy celebrating an anniversary: it’s 30 years to the day since the famous ‘Homer at the Bat’ episode of The Simpsons first aired. I remember watching it live, and being entranced by some of my REAL LIFE FAVORITE baseball players showing up on my FAVORITE SHOW.

Below is a little fun history from the episode – including a Cubs Hall of Famer who apparently declined to participate?

A deep dive on how good the team would actually be:

The episode made the Hall of Fame:

It spawned a mockumentary:

The episode turned the tide for The Simpsons and for TV as a whole:

A particularly favorite selection:

And, of course, the iconic song:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.