The Ball Game

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Original Airdate
October 3, 1966
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Written by


Andy is concerned about the appearance of favoritism when he decides to umpire a crucial junior baseball game for Opie, but ends up angering the town when one of his decisions loses the game for Mayberry.



  • Ron Howard stated that this episode was his favorite.
  • The theme song of Mayberry R.F.D. is played during the baseball game.
  • The name of the baseball teams are the Mayberry Giants and The Mount Pilot Comets.


Goober to Andy: If you want service with a smile, go to mount pilot. They just love you over there.

Floyd to Andy: I hear they have a big barber shop in mount pilot with with four chairs no waiting. Probably give you one for free.


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