What's My Line?

Season 2 Episode 36


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 20, 1951 on CBS
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Game 1: "Milks Cows" (a male)

Game 2: "Deputy Sheriff" (a female)

Game 3: Bob Feller (11/3/1918 - 12/15/2010) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: "Dynamite Salesman" (a male)

I have supplied the contestant data from Gil Fates' handwritten show logs which do not include the names of the regular contestants. - Suzanne (2008)

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Hal Block

    Hal Block

    Regular Panelist (1950-1953)

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      • YESTERDAY'S BASEBALL GAME: On Saturday, May 19, 1951, the Cleveland Indians played a baseball game in Boston, Massachusetts, against the Boston Red Sox. Tonight's "WML?" mystery guest, pitcher Bob Feller, had a rough outing in his start against the Red Sox. He gave up eight runs on thirteen hits in 6 1/3 innings, in absorbing his first loss of the year, following 4 victories. He struck out six men, but also walked six men. He also threw a wild pitch in the 9-4 loss to Boston. Future mystery guest Ted Williams was 2 for 4 in this game. Dom DiMaggio, brother of Joe DiMaggio, was 4 for 5 with a home run in the game. The Indians played their next series in Philadelphia, so Feller was quickly in and out of town for his appearance on the show. - cerfnet (2008)

      • This long-lost "WML?" episode proved to be the only series appearance of legendary baseball pitcher Bob Feller. That this show, like most 1950-1952 editions, is now lost to history is especially tragic, in light of the month-long 70th anniversary tribute to the Baseball Hall of Fame which ran on GSN from July 2006 to August 2006, in which those "WML?" episodes which aired -- from both the CBS and syndicated versions -- were those where at least one baseball-related celebrity appeared as a mystery guest, guest panelist, or (in some rare cases) regular contestant. If the kinescope of this show had survived, doubtless it would have been aired within that tribute. - W-B (2008)

      • In 1986, when I was working as a sports writer in Pennsylvania, I had the opportunity of meeting several sports figures. I had seen Bob Feller several times, but the most notable occasion was in Reading, PA. He was signing autographs at the Reading Phillies' ballpark. His big claim was that no team ever had as many great starting pitchers at one time as did some of his Cleveland Indians teams. That included Hall of Famers Feller, Bob Lemon and Early Wynn. Later on that night, I was in a small press box that had about eight people in it. Two of them were Hall of Famers Feller and Robin Roberts, the great Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and future 1957 What's My Line? contestant. Funny enough, they had the Philadelphia game on the radio, and another Hall of Famer, Richie Ashburn, was broadcasting the game and mentioned Roberts. Roberts smiled and said, "Whitey (Ashburn) always takes care of me." Feller then left, and Roberts, referring to Feller, said, "If he hadn't missed all those years due to the war, he'd have broken a lot of records." Feller was in the Navy from the 1942 through 1945 seasons, but he still ended up winning 266 games and had 2,581 strikeouts. - Bill Savage (2004)

      • Per Gil Fates' handwritten logs, no kinescope of this episode exists. It was destroyed by CBS before Gil Fates noticed the destruction policy in 1952 and began saving the kinescopes. Only about 10 episodes exist from February 1950 to July 1952. - Suzanne (2004)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Hal Block.

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