Pitch: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1

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A terrific lead performance and well-constructed setup and timely themes make Pitch a home run.



Critic Ratings: 54


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User Ratings: 218

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Tv Season Info

When Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) gets the call to play for the Padres, she becomes the first female baseball player to reach the major leagues but she struggles with the scrutiny that comes with her newfound fame. In a bid to keep improving, Ginny finds herself relying heavily on her teammates Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Blip Sanders (Mo McRae), as well as her agent Amelia Slater (Ali Larter). Also in Season 1, Ginny's brother Will (B. J. Britt) sees his sister's success as an opportunity to make quick cash, opening a sports bar in her honor.


Kylie Bunbury
as Ginny Baker
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
as Mike Lawson
Ali Larter
as Amelia Slater
Mark Consuelos
as Oscar Arguella
Dan Lauria
as Al Luongo
Mo McRae
as Blip Sanders
Meagan Holder
as Evelyn Sanders
Tim Jo
as Eliot
Kevin Connolly
as Charlie Graham
Bob Balaban
as Frank Reid
Scott Peat
as Butch Hunter
Christian Ochoa
as Livan Duarte
B.J. Britt
as Will Baker
Tyler Hilton
as Noah Casey
Joanna Garcia
as Rachel Patrick
Jason Canela
as Omar Robles
Rita Wilson
as Andrea Barton
Ryan Dorsey
as Tommy Miller
Yohance Biagas-Bey
as Gabriel Sanders
Zakai Biagas-Bey
as Marcus Sanders
John Eddins
as Coach Brad Himes
Yimmy Yim
as Jamie
Parker Croft
as Jordan Collins
Ajay Vidure
as Dinner Guest
Michael Beach
as Bill Baker
Brian Molina
as Javanes
Reston Williams
as Ray Collins
Josh Marble
as Bellman
Shamier Anderson
as Trevor Davis
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Critic Reviews for Pitch Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (29)

If you're female and you love the game, you may even fist-pump at some point.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I wish this show were better, and less superficial, especially at a moment when another woman may be making headway in another male-dominated institution: the presidency.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Pitch is doggedly inspirational. And despite its hackneyed moments, the pilot introduces enough meaty stuff to warrant a wait-and-see response.

Sep 21, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whether Pitch eventually knocks it out of the park or strikes out, it paints an intriguing picture of what could be.

Sep 21, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Kylie Bunbury is instantly appealing as Ginny Baker, a gifted athlete with a nasty screwball who is set to break in with the San Diego Padres. It also helps that Major League Baseball is cooperating with the series, bringing some authenticity to the tale.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Pitch does a lot of things right... especially in the buildup to her first game. Anyone looking forward to relishing the image of a woman in uniform standing tall on a mound for a professional baseball game should get goosebumps when she does.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

And it certainly helps that the show is good; the writing is strong, and I can already see myself falling down a Ginny/Lawson rabbit hole. Perhaps it really will be "The West Wing in baseball."

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

For as inspiring and heartwarming as this story is, Pitch works in large part because the Canadian actress is so likeable and believable. Bunbury's Black Girl Magic isn't the only motivation to tune in.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Actually, it leaves a lot of things unfinished, but it still manages to be a powerful conclusion to the show's first season.

Jun 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While there are certainly a number of kinks that need working out and the show's sustainability may be questionable, the premise as a whole and a large part of the execution of it makes it a breath of fresh air among the other fall dramas.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Pitch doesn't quite ignore this state of affairs, but it doesn't clumsily discuss it, either. Instead, it's simply ... reflecting it.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

There's a powerful show in Pitch, but it's not fully realized within its pilot.

Sep 21, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pitch: Season 1

  • Mar 20, 2017
    Discovered Pitch on On Demand one lazy Friday night and was surprisingly drawn in. Its solid cast and writing creates just enough angst and drama to keep this girl entertained (despite the baseball setting - yawn). I'm now in the #RenewPitch and #KeepHerInTheGame bandwagon!
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  • Oct 27, 2017
    Why was it cancelled?!?!
  • May 29, 2017
    Loved every episode. Very well made. Wish they would have renewed it!
  • Jan 20, 2017
    Love this show. The characters are great and so is the acting. Must see!
  • Dec 13, 2016
    I loved this show and the character development. Making it bigger than Ginny. Bravo.
  • Dec 12, 2016
    Love this show, I enjoy the acting and storylines of each character, there is something here for everyone.
  • Dec 08, 2016
    I love Pitch! Ginny is such a complete character! Ginny is disciplined, determined, loving, supportive, and when she is feeling weak, she reaches out for help! I also like Amelia because she's brains and sexy! Pitch is an excellent show because we see the BTS of the Baseball world. I really hope PItch gets a second season!
  • Dec 03, 2016
    The main character Ginny is extremely unlikable. It's hard to believe that someone who has been around baseball all her life and spent 5-years in the minors could be so oblivious of the ins and outs of Major League Baseball. When you start watching this series you immediately start rooting against her as she blames everyone else for her problems that she made herself. The only real redeeming quality about this show is that it focuses some on baseball, because if it wasn't for that it would be far less interesting.
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  • Nov 12, 2016
    Absolutely love this series!!! Top story line and actors

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