Little Pitchers Have Big Fears
Darrin discovers that Samantha has been entertaining a guest each morning after he leaves for work. The guest is ten year old Marshall Burns. Marshall's mother is a widow, whose over-protectiveness has robbed Marshall of all his self-confidence. Darrin tells Samantha that she has no right to interfere with Mrs. Burns' upbringing of her son. Despite Marshall's belief that he is no good at anything, Samantha takes him to a Junior League ball game. Marshall has never been able to make the team. Floyd Kravitz, nephew of Gladys Kravitz, is the star player. With a little witchery on Samantha's part, Marshall becomes a triple threat. When his mother, fearful that he may be inured, forbids him to play, Marshall runs away from home. Samantha and Darrin drive Mrs. Burns to the ball field. There, Marshall, in his own right, has continued to star. However, when Marshall gets into a tight spot, Darrin forbids Samantha from interfering. Marshall makes it on his own. Proud of her son, Mrs. Burns is not unhappy when Coach Gribben suggests that he visit the Burns home to give Marshall some extra coaching.