Cold Case S03E04 Colors

Season : 3
Episode: 4
Directed by: Paris Barclay
Written by: Sean Whitesell
Production Number:
Airdate: 16 October 2005
Date of Crime: August 12, 1945
Previous: Bad Night
Next: Committed

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Det. Rush re-opens the 1945 case of an African-American baseball player who was beaten to death with his own bat.



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  • This is the second episode to feature a victim who was a baseball player beaten with his own baseball bat. The first one was "A Time To Hate" and both were suspected hate crimes.
  • Ed Bernard was also cast as Donald Williams (2005) in the episode Strange Fruit.
  • The episode begins with the usual disclaimer "The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event", however the episode does depict two real-life ball players, Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige.
  • The shot of Thom Barry in the new opening credits is taken from this episode.
  • When Crumbly says that Clyde chewed Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum, this would be historically inaccurate, as Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum was introduced in 1947. Clyde was killed in 1945.


  • Mabel Scott "Baseball Boogie"
  • Count Basie "One O'Clock Jump"
  • Louis Jordan "Five Guys Named Moe"
  • Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald "Gotta Be This or That"
  • Johnny Mercer "Candy"
  • Closing Song: Doris Day "Sentimental Journey"

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