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Al Jean On 25 Years Of "Homer At The Bat" And Cooperstown Recognition

Homer at the Bat
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Homer at the Bat

Many former baseball greats will be in Cooperstown over Memorial Day weekend, but the focus is on a different kind of Homer. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is paying tribute to a different kind of Homer on May 27. The Hall will honor the beloved 1992 Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat” and induct America’s favorite dad into the Hall. The episode was one of the show’s most ambitious. The series was then in its third season, and it got some of the game’s biggest names to guest star.

Al Jean was co-showrunner during that season, a job he has held for many years. He has previously called "Homer at the Bat" one of his five favorite.

Jean will take part in a panel on Homer at the Bat with other Simpsons colleagues and Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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