Cold Case

Season 3 Episode 4

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 2005 on CBS
8.7
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Det. Rush re-opens the 1945 case of a baseball player, bludgeoned to death with his own bat.

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  • As Jefferies interest is perked, he reopens the case of the 1945 murder of the man who could have been better than Babe Ruth.

    8.0
    It was quite sad to see how much potential Clyde had before he was murdered, all of the talk about how he could have been the first to break the color barrier in baseball made it that much more sad. He didn't even live to see that happen. With all the talk about how he dreamed to be a big hitter it was really sad to see his dreams go up in smoke when he was mudered.



    This episode had strong emotion, but to me it seemed to be a bit lacking. At times, it seemed to drag on and on. Clyde was an interesting character, but he was the only one. I saw all the other characters to be very boring so I only looked forward to the flashbacks with Clyde in them.



    All in all it was an okay episode, but there were quite few things I didn't like about it.moreless
  • Draws on the passions of the past, and involves both ends of Americas passions good and bad, racism and national past time.

    9.0
    The team reopens a 60 year old murder because they were reminded that if he had been who he could have become, nobody would have allowed that murder to go unsolved.

    They soon dive into his life, and discover he was a man of strength and mysteries, a man in love, a man with a passion, and that not everything was as set a it was portrayed to be. In a day and age were there were so many people with ill will all based off of the color of a mans skin, he earned the respect of those you'd least expect, and even though he never had a chance to make the big show, his legend lived on as strong as if it had.moreless
  • This episode was one to remember!

    8.2
    This episode was your stock standard episode of Cold Case. Suspects come and go, you learn more from testimony than you do the dna, and those other feelings of sadness, romance, and reminscing. The one thing that strikes me as strange is how great people\'s memories are 60 years after a murder. I can\'t even remember whether I remembered to turn the iron off before I went to work this morning! I think in future episodes of Cold Case, some remnants of amnesia must shine through. Maybe the team may discover a reel of footage which shows the perpetrator holding \"that\" vase just before he enters \"that\" office building with \"that\" clock tower clearly showing that his alibi was a cover up. Even though this episode was very good, as much of the vintage ones are, a degree of realism must be adhered to.moreless
  • Episode explores characters personal lives deeper, shows how personal desires get in the way of those things which are good.

    10
    First of all, this episode delves into the diverse nature of the detectives on the Cold Case squad. Actually, it delves more into the racial perspectives of some of the obviously bigoted characters that are interviewed during the investigation.



    I thought it was interesting how much historical information Bruckheimer weaved into the story. As a baseball historian, I was impressed with the accuracy of Negro League ballplayers: Gibson, Paige, and obviously Robinson.



    Needless to say, I thought the episode was worthwhile. It reflected the amount of change going on during the 1940s and how divided the opinions were of the Negro ballplayers about the color barrier and the Major Leagues. Interesting story, not to be taken as fact but definitely an interesting perspective and well worth watching.moreless
  • This is my second favorite all-time episode of Cold Case. The best, in my opinion, was the other baseball episode. Being a lifetime Phillies fan, I loved that one. I guess the best ones involve Philadelphia sports teams.moreless

    9.5
    There was just one thing that bothered me. Jeffries says that a body was found in \"Connie Mack Stadium\" in 1945. The stadium was known as Shibe Park in 1945. It wasn\'t renamed for the great Connie Mack until the early 50\'s. Otherwise, I thought it was a really good episode. It seems that baseball related shows are the best ones. None will ever beat \"A Time To Hate\" in my opinion.

    I also enjoyed the depictions of Jackie Robinson, Satchell Paige and Josh Gibson, three of the best players every to play in the Negro Leagues.moreless
Arlen Escarpeta

Arlen Escarpeta

Clyde Taylor

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Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Esther Davis (1945)

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Elinor Donahue

Elinor Donahue

Esther Davis (2005)

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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Josie Sutton

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