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Episode 3 is the third episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Sir Vile steals Alexander Cartwright's baseball rules from Hoboken, New Jersey in 1846.

At the time of the crime, Kevin and the time pilots get a message from Elephant Guy, who gives clues directing them to 1909, when baseball player Honus Wagner had a dispute with a tobacco company. There, Sir Vile zaps their 'fact-fuel'.

After a Data Boost involving baseball teams in 1909, Kevin and the time pilots meet Jackie Robinson, who gives clues directing them to 1947, where they give Global Pursuit.

After listening in on Sir Vile's report to Carmen, Kevin and the time pilots follow him to Baltimore in 1995, when Cal Ripkin beat Lou Gehrig's record for most games played consecutively and retrieve Cartwright's baseball game.

David Langley was the first time pilot to capture Carmen at the buzzer.

Time Pilots[]

  • Adam Lippman
  • David Langley
  • Diana Garrett

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • Elephant Guy - 1909 (the year the NAACP was founded; when Honus Wagner had a dispute with a tobacco company)
  • Cluefinder (Jackie Robinson) - 1947 (when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier)
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1995 (during the Clinton presidency; when Cal Ripkin Jr. beat Lou Gehrig's record for most games played consecutively)

History of Baseball (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1992: A League of Their Own premiers.
  • 1974: Hank Aaron breaks the home-run record.
  • 1947: Jackie Robinson integrates the World Series.
  • 1939: First televised baseball game
  • 1921: First radio coverage of the World Series
  • 1896: Cracker Jack is introduced.
  • 1886: The strike zone is established.
  • 1846: The first baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules.

Trial Of Time Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1883. What is first used in a baseball game?
    • Electric Lights
    • Electric Scoreboard
  2. It's the year 1909. What is the name of Boston's baseball team?
    • Hawks
    • Doves
  3. It's 1919. What team's players are bribed to lose the World Series?
    • Pirates
    • White Sox
  4. It's the year 1958. What city did the Dodgers leave?
    • Brooklyn
    • Los Angeles
  5. It's 1989. Who is banned from baseball for gambling?
    • Darryl Strawberry
    • Pete Rose
  6. It's 1995. Who breaks the record for consecutive games played?
    • Cal Ripken, Jr.
    • Don Mattingly


  • According to IMDb, this episode is titled "Stealing Baseballs".
  • This episode is Sir Vile's first theft.
  • Both this episode and Season 2, Episode 11 have the Cluefinder sketch featuring a baseball player portrayed by John Lathan.


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