Adopted by: R. Joy Helvie
Lester "Doc" Fuller, a former major league pitcher stuck back in the
minors again, Sam must get a hotshot rookie ballplayer back on the
right track and away from drinking and self-destruction. In the
meantime, Sam also has to ward off advances from his team's owner...and
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Name of the Person
Al's Outfits Worn in
Kiss with History
Guest Cast Notes
who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
members who have passed away
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
DATE: September 25, 1991
"Traveling Man" -- Ricky Nelson
The Mustangs' mascot is Milo--a pig.
**He finds Chucky to be awfully familiar; he later figures out that he
reminds him of Al.
**This is because when Sam first came to Project Star Bright, he met Al
in the lab one night after Al had been beating a vending machine with a
hammer; the machine had eaten Al's dime. Beneath the anger and
drunkenness, Sam saw a terrific guy. Sam helped Al sober up, thus
saving him from being booted out of the Star Bright project.
**played in the Navy baseball league as a starting pitcher; had the
lowest earned run average in the league; his number was 9
1) black vest with silver pattern, red slacks, dress shirt with a leafy
pattern, thin dark red tie, black belt
2) copperish-tan slacks, dress shirt with abstract design in
earth-tones, Navy baseball jersey (#9), Navy baseball cap, copper shoes
3) yellow suit with pinstripes, black dress shirt, metal-plated
necktie, copper shoes, black belt
4) blue suit -- shimmery sleeves and lapels, white dress shirt, black
bolo tie, silver shoes
**he mentions twins at a fitness center that he wants, but hasn't got
IN OTHER QL EPS:
**Royce D. Applegate played "Sheriff Blount" in the earlier episode
"The Color of Truth". (Jan 1, 2003 -- house fire)
**Michael Bellisario also played a little boy in "Camikazi Kid",
"Martin, Jr." in "A Tale of Two Sweeties", and "Kid #2" in "Mirror
Image". (DPB's son)
**Hank Robinson--who played an Umpire in this episode--also played an
Umpire in "Genesis, Part II".
I like this episode because it gives us insight as to how Sam and Al
met. I also love the way history was eerily repeating itself near the
AL: That's fine if it's a hand grenade, but it's baseball. You've got
to treat it like a woman.
SAM: Why does everything come down to being a woman with you?
AL'S BEST LINE:
"It's right here in yellow and pink. And green, and blue, and orange,
Best scene has definitely got to be when Sam recalls how he and Al
AL: What are you so interested in this kid for anyway?
SAM: 'Cause he reminds me of you.
SAM: Remember the first time we met, Al? You were on the Starbright
Project... and, uh, I came into the lab and you were smashing the
vending machine with a hammer.
AL: Oh, ah... It ate my dime.
SAM: Yeah. You were drunk and angry and the government wanted to wash
you out of the project completely, but I stopped them because I knew
that underneath all that booze and that anger was a pretty terrific
Michael Bellisario, who plays the bat boy, is Don Bellisario's son. He
made many appearances in QL, and he currently has a recurring role as
Bud's brother in "JAG".
STARS WHO HAVE PASSED ON SINCE:
Royce D. Applegate sadly passed away on January 1, 2003 in a house fire
in Hollywood Hills, California.
Chucky Myerwich: Neal McDonough
Margaret Twilly: Maree Cheatham
Manager: Don Stroud
Bunny: Courtney Gebhart
Warren Monroe: Casey Sander
Talent Scout: Peter Jason
Radio Reporter: Royce D. Applegate
Billy, the bat boy: Michael Bellisario
Jorge: Juan Garcia
Ryker: Chuck Fick
Eagle Manager: Russel Lunday
First Umpire: Hank Robinson
Immigration Officer: David B. Maccabee
Lester "Doc" Fuller (mirror): Owen Rutledge
Donald P. Bellisario
Velton Ray Bunch
James S. Giritlian
Director of Photography:
Michael Watkins, A.S.C.
Michael S. Stern
Unit Production Manager:
1st Assistant Director:
2nd Assistant Director:
Robert L. Zilliox
Barry D. Thomas
Panaflex camera and lenses by PANAVISION