Spring training and the Green Hornet

Here’s a Green Hornet episode I haven’t written about yet: The 1948 tale’ s title “The Hornet Bats for a Pitcher” sums it up…

A pitcher sent back to the minors keeps losing, leading a Daily Sentinel sports reporter to suspect something is wrong involving gambling.

That leads his boss, publisher Britt Reid, to put on his Green Hornet mask and investigate …

Unfortunately, the reporter jumps to obvious conclusions and doesn’t catch on that the ballplayer is being framed… no great journalism tips here.

Even the eavesdropping Britt Reid reaches the wrong conclusion from an overheard phone call … but shows up just in time to help out the real heroes of the day — the young man’s pals from the baseball team.

About Bob Stepno

mild-mannered reporter who found computers & the Web in grad school in the 1980s (Wesleyan) and '90s (UNC); taught journalism, media studies, Web production; retired to write, make music, photograph sunsets & walks in the woods.
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