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Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five


  1. "J.B. As in Jailbird"
  2. "A Little Night Work"
  3. "Mr. Penroy's Vacation"
  4. "Snow White, Blood Red"
  5. "Coal Miner's Slaughter"
  6. "Wearing of the Green"
  7. "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
  8. "Prediction: Murder"
  9. "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
  10. "Weave A Tangled Web"
  11. "The Search for Peter Kerry"
  12. "Smooth Operators"
  13. "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble"
  14. "From Russia With Blood"
  15. "Alma Murder"
  16. "Truck Stop"
  17. "The Sins of Castle Cove"
  18. "Trevor Hudson's Legacy"
  19. "Double Exposure"
  20. "Three Strikes, You're Out"
  21. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 1)"
  22. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 2)"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

Production Information[edit | edit source]

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Aired: May 7th, 1989
Written By: Donald Ross
Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert Van Scoyk

Summary[edit | edit source]

Jessica visits her nephew Johnny, recently recruited onto a Major League Baseball team, and then must solve the murder of a scheming news reporter.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

As he did in several other "Murder, She Wrote" scripts, writer Donald Ross named several of the characters after jazz musicians. John Eaton is a pianist and jazz educator. Doc Evans was a traditional jazz cornetist from the 1930's until his death in 1977. Pete Briggs was the tuba player for Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven in 1927. Harry Dial was a drummer who also worked with Armstrong. Irving Randolph was a 1930's trumpeter who played with Cab Calloway. Lt. Caceres is named after 1940's baritone saxophonist Ernie Caceres. Kel Murray was a non-jazz bandleader who shared the 1935 "Let's Dance" broadcasts with Benny Goodman and Xavier Cugat. Mike Warlop is named after 1930's French jazz bandleader Michel Warlop. There is also an unseen but mentioned character named Flip Phillips, after the star tenor saxophonist from Woody Herman's First Herd in the mid-1940's.

The title refers to the umpire's announcement to the batter in American baseball when he has completed his time at the plate after having experienced the maximum number of strikes allowed before one is out.

Johnny Eaton is Jessica's other nephew, next to the oft seen Grady Fletcher.

Victim: Loretta Lee

Killer: Al Sidell

Cause of death: Head trauma due to hitting a table.

Motive: Anger over her planning to further her news career by revealing that player Charley Holcomb was actually bail jumper Freddy Masters and not caring about the repercussions that could cause the team.

Goofs[edit | edit source]

Jessica says that Johnny went to Herbert Hoover School in Waterloo, Iowa. There is a Hoover School in Waterloo, but it was named for Lou Hoover, was a native of Waterloo.

Starring[edit | edit source]

Regular Cast[edit | edit source]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]

Guest Stars[edit | edit source]

Todd Bryant as Johnny Eaton

Bernie Casey as Doc Evans

Tim Dunigan as Charley Holcomb / Freddy Masters

Vince Edwards as Harry Dial

Shea Farrell as Pete Briggs

Terri Garber as Loretta Lee

Anne Lockhart as Roz Briggs

Robert Mandan as Irving Randolph

Reni Santoni as Lt. Caceras

Paul Sorvino as Al Sidell

Co-Stars[edit | edit source]

Beau Billingslea as Kel Murray

Rick Dean as Mike Warlop

David James Elliott as Young Officer

Ed Hooks as Bailman

Jake Jacobs as Avery Burns

Roxanne Reese as Nancy Murray

Harry Woolf as Fan

Hank Robinson as Umpire

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