Det. Rush re-opens the 1945 case of an African-American baseball player who was beaten to death with his own bat.
- Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush
- Danny Pino as Scotty Valens
- John Finn as John Stillman
- Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera
- Thom Barry as Will Jeffries
- Arlen Escarpeta as Clyde Taylor
- Sarah Brown as Josie Sutton
- Beau Billingslea as Willie Dandridge (2005)
- Ron Dean as Troy Cage (2005)
- Elinor Donahue as Esther Davis (2005)
- Christina Hendricks as Esther Davis (1945)
- Thomas Kopache as Joe "Crumbs" Crumbly (2005)
- Hunter Allan as Troy Cage (1945)
- Ed Bernard as Moody Brown (2005)
- Mitchell Fink as Tyler Cage
- Eric Ladin as Joe "Crumbs" Crumbly (1945)
- David Ruprecht as Radio Broadcaster
- Dennis Singletary as Satchel Paige
- Antonio Todd as Jackie Robinson
- Kameron Winston-Lucas as Leonard Hughes
- 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"