Mr. Burns makes a bet with an arch-nemesis that his power plant would win the league soft ball game worth a ton of cash. Burns, in order to ensure victory, hires a group of major leaguers to the plant so they can participate in the softball game, replacing the legit team. However, every player has a mishap except Darryl Strawberry. Homer pinch hits for Darryl Strawberry with the game tied and bases loaded, and gets hit by the pitch, winning the game.
Homer at the Bat is a very entertaining episode. It's funny, very well written, and is a must watch for baseball fans. Absolutely classic.