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The Berenstain Bears Play Ball
Created by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Written by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Directed by Mordicai Gerstein
Al Kouzel
Theme music composer Elliot Lawrence
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Buzz Potamkin
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Perpetual Motion Pictures
The Joseph Cates Company
Distributor Embassy Pictures
Original network NBC
Original release May 6, 1983 (1983-05-06)
Preceded by The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine (1982)
Followed by The Berenstain Bears (1985)

The Berenstain Bears Play Ball, also known as The Berenstain Bears' Littlest Leaguer, is a baseball-themed animated television special based on the Berenstain Bears children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Produced by Buzz Potamkin and directed by Mordicai Gerstein and Al Kouzel, the program made its debut on NBC on May 6, 1983.


The program premiered on NBC on Friday May 6, 1983.


Papa Q. Bear wants more than golden honey to have one of his cubs play baseball. Brother has no interest, while Sister goes unnoticed.

Book adaptation

The Berenstain Bears Play Ball was published by Scholastic in 1998. The plot of the book closely follows that of the animated special.

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