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Luke Stuckmeyer
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Comcast SportsNet Chicago: 2012
StarPilot Productions

The Batter's Box was a game show in Chicago where Cubs fans were pitted against Sox fans in an elimination tournament with a format similar to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? combined with baseball. Winners received a prime seat at their favorite ballpark and a chance to throw the first pitch.


Two baseball fans (one a Cubs fan, the other a Sox fan) competed in three innings of six baseball questions each (three for each player) on each show.

The player in control could choose to either answer a "Single", "Double", "Triple" or "Home Run" question. The bigger the value, the more difficult the question. On each question, four answers were revealed after the question was asked. Each correct answer took his/her runner to the appropriate base. But an incorrect answer stood pat. When a fan's runner made it home, he/she scored a run.


If a fan got stumped, he/she can call for one of two helpers. They were:

  • Work the Count (50:50) – Two incorrect answers were eliminated from the question.
  • Pinch Hitter – A friend of the player in control assisted in answering the question.

Players could use a helper once in a game, and no helper could be used on any "Home Run" question.

The player with the most runs won the game.


Peter Lenname


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Based on the Boston-area show of the same name.

Other Version[]

The Batter's Box – Original version of the show from Boston


Official Site
Batter's Box Sample Clip

YouTube Videos[]