Toronto Star

Homer’s hit for D’oh! gets Cooperstow­n treatment


COOPERSTOW­N, N.Y.— The Baseball Hall of Fame will honour The Simpsons on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversar­y of the “Homer at the Bat” episode.

First televised on Feb. 20, 1992, “Homer at the Bat” featured future hall of famers Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith among the ringers on Homer Simpson’s Springfiel­d Nuclear Power Plant softball team. Voices of actual players were used in the episode, which also included Jose Canseco, Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Mike Scioscia and Darryl Strawberry.

Boggs and Smith are scheduled to appear at a round-table discussion on the day of the celebratio­n. The shrine’s legends game is slated for that afternoon at Doubleday Field.

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