The Natural
episode

The Natural

Director: Virgil W. Vogel

Year: 1971

Season: 6, Episode: 25

Episodes: 241

Plot: A New York-based gambling syndicate has its hooks deep into a mens college basketball team from Jefferson City, Kentucky. One of the team's players is injured when the team doesn't win enough to the syndicate's liking. Erskine and Colby lead the FBI's investigation into a potential point-shaving scandal. Meanwhile, the team now is ready to play for the college championship and the syndicate doesn't want to take any chances. When one player refuses a bribe, the gambling syndicate kidnaps his sister to ensure the final score results in a big payoff.—Bill Koenig
Original Title: The Natural
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Norman Jolley , Ed Waters
Producer: Quinn Martin , Philip Saltzman , Adrian Samish , Mark Weingart
Type: episode
Year: 1971
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. , Philip Abbott , William Reynolds , Anthony Costello , Susan O'Connell , Peter Mark Richman , Victor Holchak , Walter Burke , Morgan Paull , Vic Tayback , Charles Bateman , Jesse Vint , Meg Wyllie , John Sylvester White , Danni Sue Nolan , Rickie Sorensen , Marvin Miller
Runtimes: 60
Languages: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Mono
Original Air Date: 14 Mar 1971
Rating: 8.2
Votes: 9
Year: 1971
Production Companies: Quinn Martin Productions , Warner Bros. Television
Distributors: American Broadcasting Company (ABC) , Warner Home Video
Cinematographer: William W. Spencer
Producer: Quinn Martin , Philip Saltzman , Adrian Samish , Mark Weingart
Production Manager: Glenn Cook , Arthur Fellows , Dick Gallegly
Art Direction: Richard Y. Haman
Editor: Ray Daniels
Music Department: John Elizalde , Bronislau Kaper , Ken Wilhoit , Richard Markowitz
Miscellaneous Crew: John Conwell , Robert Heverly
Assistant Director: Carl Barth , Paul Wurtzel
Set Decoration: Hoyle Barrett
Season: 6
Episode: 25
Number of Episodes: 241
Episode of: The Natural