Episodes: 12 but only five aired (hour)
TV show dates: September 26, 2004 — November 6, 2004
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Jeremy Sumpter, Dean Cain, Dan Byrd, John Ortiz, J.D. Pardo, Kirsten Storms, Mare Winningham, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Jai White, Gabriel Salvador, Kevin Schmidt, Leah Pipes, Tony Ervolina, Spencer Grammer, Richard Steinmetz, Greg Bond, P.J. Byrne, Nancy Cassaro, Cherry Jones, Ken Medlock, Jim Nantz, Brian Tahash, Al White, and Christopher Wiehl.
TV show description:
Without the permission of his single mom, 16-year-old Pete Young (Jeremy Sumpter) applies for and lands his dream job as a batboy for the New York Empires.
Up until now, Pete’s always been the golden boy while his rebellious older sister, Betsy (Kirsten Storms), is usually in the doghouse with their mother Lynne (Mare Winningham).
On the job, he becomes a part of a new family that includes star third baseman Conrad Dean (Dean Cain), rookie Carlos Tavares (John Ortiz), bullying head batboy Jose Marquez (J.D. Pardo), and gruff equipment manager Lou Russo (Christopher Lloyd) who becomes a surrogate father figure for Pete.
While Pete loves being a member of his favorite team, he still has to learn how to balance his life at home, school work, and in the big leagues.
Episode 12 — Second Place
Conrad prepares to take second place in “most consecutive-games played” and is worried when his rebellious son Max (guest John Patrick Amedori) arrives. He asks Pete to hang out with him and to try to keep Max out of trouble.
First aired: Did not air on CBS.
There hasn’t been any news of plans to revive the show.