Brooklyn Bridge

Season 1 Episode 3

Boys of Summer

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 04, 1991 on CBS
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Boys of Summer
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Alan is asked to be on a television show that showcases young baseball players in a competition at Ebbets Field, winning him the chance to meet Pee Wee Reese of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Depressed after not winning the competition, he goes to visit his father at work while the family worries about his whereabouts.moreless

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  • Alan wins a chance to put his baseball skills up against two other competitors his age on TV with Dodger Pee Wee Reese judging. Alan does well, but doesn't win. Disappointed, he visits his dad at work for a warmhearted lesson.moreless

    9.4
    This episode of Brooklyn Bridge appeals to me on so many levels. It is about a contest involving a boy around 12-13 years of age, real live baseball players and a relationship between father and son.. Sure, a few of the details don’t exactly parallel, but this is very close to what happened to me in my youth. You might want to know why I go by Cubtracker. It’s because in 1970, ’71 and ’72, I won a contest that allowed me to go to Wrigley Field and walk out on the field during batting practice and meet the likes of Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Don Kessinger. When Alan, Natie and the gang go gaga over Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson, I get it. Now in “Boys of Summer,” Alan has dreams of becoming a big leaguer just like his heroes but I never had any such delusions of grandeur. Short, weak and half blind, I knew my future would be relegated to skills other than those requiring physical prowess. The pay-off scene where Alan finds his way to his dad’s workplace is priceless. In earlier episodes we see Sophie getting the big scene and giving the big speech. Not so, here. Bravo, Mr. Goldberg, for finally showcasing George, Alan’s father and letting him be the parent for once. The other episode where this happens even more effectively is “In The Still of the Night.” Unfortunately, this is where the story ceases to be my own. My dad and I shared few such moments where we bonded like this. Maybe that’s why I love this show so much. I see Alan’s life the way I wish mine could have been.moreless
Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Sophie Berger

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Katie Monahan

Jake Jundef

Jake Jundef

Benny Belinsky

Aeryk Egan

Aeryk Egan

Warren Butcher

Amy Aquino

Amy Aquino

Phyllis Berger Silver

David Wohl

David Wohl

Sid Elgart

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