Mr. Belvedere

Season 6 Episode 1

The Field

Aired Unknown Sep 16, 1989 on ABC

Episode Recap

George has been coaching Wesley's little league team and in true George fashion, is hard on Wes, because he hasn't been doing well. One night Goerge and Wes are watching a game so that Wes might get some pointers. George then gets up and leaves Wes alone for awhile and it is then that he hears the pitcher has been using an illegal tactic and Wes decides to use it. The next day which also happens to be George's birthday, the family is preparing a party for him. It is then that George and Wes come home and George is upset because the umpire accused Wes of doctoring the ball. While Wes tells George that it's not a big deal, George tells Wes that he did well because he worked hard but they then learn that the umpire was right. Wes says he did it to get George off his back. Later after making up they go in to celebrate but things take a bad turn when they show a clipping that says George won the game for his team only trouble is that he was playing for the other team and it was his error that cost his team the game. George is upset and goes out, Belvedere goes to talk to him and George feels that he has not done anything in his life and his dream of playing with some great players never happened and wonders what's the use of dreaming. That's when Belevedere tells George he is going to get him a different present. The next day at Wesley's game George is surprised to find Willy Mays, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Harmon Killebrew, Reggie Jackson, Johnny Bench, and Ernie Banks there. That's when Belvedere says that they are playing against Wesley's team and George is playing with them. And so is Robert Goulet. They play initially the kids are doing way better than them; that's when Robert Goulet encourages to do bettter with an impromptu version of We gotta have heart and they rally. With the game tying run on, Wesley's team tells them that he should walk the next batter so that George, who hasn't had a hit the whole game would come on. Wes talks to Belvedere, whom he asks if he should take it easy on his father but Belvedere says that since George is doing his best, he should to. George then hits the ball out of the park. After going around the bases, George and Wes embrace.