On February 20th, 1992, Homer Simpson pinch-hit for Springfield Nuclear Power Plant baseball team ringer Darryl Strawberry in the fan-favorite Simpsons episode "Homer At The Bat." 27 years later, fans are still laughing at the episode, widely considered one of the show's best.
#OnThisDay February 20, 1992: "Homer at the Bat" first aired on the Fox network. Dir: Jim Reardon. Wr:… https://t.co/dGzWaJ5ovp— Daily Simpsons (@Daily Simpsons) 1550677675.0
Alongside the usual crew, the episode also featured an all-star cast of actual baseball players!
The episode features @rogerclemens, Mike Scioscia, Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, Wade Boggs, Darryl Strawb… https://t.co/kcFCA6cxO4— Daily Simpsons (@Daily Simpsons) 1550677983.0
On This Date: Homer Simpson pinch-hit for Darryl Strawberry, leading the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball t… https://t.co/cbierdDhTZ— ESPN (@ESPN) 1550683204.0
Who could ever forget Homer's bravest moment and subsequent unconsciousness?
On this day 27 years ago, Homer Simpson was hit by a pitch to secure the win for the Springfield Power Plant softba… https://t.co/j9wz3Gd5qB— SB Nation (@SB Nation) 1550702675.0
On Feb. 20. 1992. #TheSimpsons aired "Homer at the Bat", the tale of the #Springfield Nuclear Power Plant #softball… https://t.co/ovG9HoKT0l— SOFTBALL_IN_SERBIA (@SOFTBALL_IN_SERBIA) 1550690290.0
Twitter users gave credit where credit was due—Mr. Burns played a decisive role in the victory.
@SBNation All thanks to the brilliant strategy of manager C. Montgomery Burns, an early adopter of analytics, makin… https://t.co/Jgv4MMzOhJ— Adam Shinder (@Adam Shinder) 1550702821.0
Sports fans believe it was the game that defined a generation...
@Cut4 @MLB @TheSimpsons You stink, Strawberry! We want HOME RUN HOMER! https://t.co/j4EArL9JXL— justin L! cousson (@justin L! cousson) 1550686499.0
Well Mr. Burns had done it, the Power Plant had won it, with Roger Clemens clucking all the while. Mike Scioscia's… https://t.co/yM5F66YUzF— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) 1550699185.0
It wouldn't be The Simpsons without some hilarious moments.
MATTINGLY, I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO TRIM THOSE SIDEBURNS! GO HOME! YOU'RE OFF THE TEAM! FOR GOOD! https://t.co/o00xyNIs28— Evan Boyd (@Evan Boyd) 1550689682.0
Homer: well are you better than me? Darryl Strawberry: ‘well I never met you but.....yes’ https://t.co/FY4qerVTK2— Sonya (@Sonya) 1550678500.0
It's a good thing Homer was there to fill in for slacker Darryl Strawberry.
Only one of Mr. Burns' 'beloved ringers' actually played in the final game. Strawberry hit nine home runs, one of w… https://t.co/d9P0uhDa4t— Adrian McMorris (@Adrian McMorris) 1550689076.0
The memorabilia surrounding the episode is now as valuable as gold.
D'oh! #OTD in 1992 the iconic @thesimpsons episode, “Homer at the Bat” aired. Among the many fun things in our arch… https://t.co/TWWXInnPMI— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@Baseball Hall ⚾) 1550671828.0
No former Quakes on this list, but there are some former @CalLeague1 on this All-Star squad. Word is that they're… https://t.co/aG5E5A2Wxh— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) 1550684039.0
Among Simpsons fans, the anniversary of the episode's airing is treated as a festive holiday!
Easily my favorite Simpsons episode. Happy "Homer at the Bat" Day. https://t.co/0659yidDfF— Kyle Gravlin (@Kyle Gravlin) 1550696600.0
“Homer At the Bat” aired 27 years ago today and all our lives are better for it. https://t.co/o6h4uXXIAs— saul aguayo (@saul aguayo) 1550696858.0
Happy "Homer At The Bat" Day, everyone! May you, like Homer, have the bravery to get hit by a pitch when your moment finally comes.
Happy “Homer At The Bat” Day. One of my favorite pieces I ever got to write was picking a present-day Springfield N… https://t.co/31NMsppIGl— Jonah Keri (@Jonah Keri) 1550696434.0