Sisko forms a baseball team, the Niners, consisting of several Deep Space 9 senior staff and civilians, to play against a Vulcan team captained by an old rival.
Solok, a Vulcan Starfleet Captain and former Starfleet Academy classmate of Benjamin Sisko, brought his starship to Deep Space 9 for repairs. He challenged Sisko to a game of baseball against his team, the Logicians.
Sisko's team, the Niners, consisted of Jake Sisko, Quark, Nog, Leeta, Kasidy Yates, Kira Nerys, Ezri Dax, Julian Bashir and Worf, with Captain Sisko as a player/manager. Miles O'Brien became pitching, batting, and first base coach after suffering a shoulder injury during practice, and later took over as manager after Captain Sisko was ejected from the game by Odo (the umpire) in the fifth inning of the game. Rom was kicked off the team by Captain Sisko during practice after failing to improve his skills; however, towards the end of their game, Sisko ordered O'Brien to put Rom into the game as a pinch hitter. Rom then accidentally bunted in the Niners' only run in a 10-1 loss. Sisko saw how much Rom cared about the team and realized that Rom's feelings were more important than winning the game.
- Main characters
- Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks)
- Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor)
- Odo (Rene Auberjonois)
- Worf (Michael Dorn)
- Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig)
- Miles O'Brien (Colm Meaney)
- Quark (Armin Shimerman)
- Ezri Dax (Nicole de Boer)
- Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton)
- Recurring characters
- Kasidy Yates (Penny Johnson)
- Rom (Max Grodénchik)
- Nog (Aron Eisenberg)
- Leeta (Chase Masterson)
- Morn (Mark Allen Shepherd)
- M'Pella (Cathy DeBuono)
- Other characters
- Deep Space 9 • Infirmary • Operations center • Promenade • Quark's • Station commander's office • wardroom
- Referenced only
- Earth • Launching Pad
Races and culturesEdit
States and OrganizationsEdit
- Bajoran Militia • Logicians • Niners • Starfleet • United Federation of Planets
- Referenced only
- Giants • Starfleet Academy
- Anthem of the United Federation of Planets • baseball • baseball • baseball bat • baseball field • baseball glove • batting helmet • cadet • captain • chewing gum • Christopher Pike Medal of Valor • colonel • dabo • ensign • Flag of the United Federation of Planets • holodeck • hologram • holosuite • IDIC • inertial damper • light-year • logic • Olympic Games • PADD • photon • space station • rotator cuff • Scotch whisky • senior staff • starbase • warp core • Wee Bairns • wrestling • zygomatic bone
- Solok next appears in the novels Demons of Air and Darkness and later Lesser Evil and Unity.
- Sisko recalls Solok in The Lost Era novel Catalyst of Sorrows.
- The baseball match has been mentioned in novels such as Abyss, Lesser Evil and Honor Bound.
- Take Me Out to the Holosuite article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- Take Me Out to the Holosuite article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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