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Foul Play 

An investigation into the murder of a private investigator leads to the discovery of a Honduran immigrant illegally playing in a New York youth baseball league.


Richard Dobbs


Dick Wolf (created by), Stuart Feldman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... Serena Southerlyn
Dianne Wiest ... Nora Lewin
Larry Joshua ... Frank Leahy
Omar Chagall ... Victor Soto (as Omar Rodriguez)
Lee Shepherd Lee Shepherd ... Barry Kaufer
Orlando J. Torres Orlando J. Torres ... Miguel Soto
Louis Mustillo ... Tom Kelly
Mark Kenneth Smaltz ... Judge William Koehler
Allyn Burrows Allyn Burrows ... Kevin Shore
Gail Grate Gail Grate ... Doris
Walt MacPherson Walt MacPherson ... Murphy


An investigation into the murder of a private investigator leads to the discovery of a Honduran immigrant illegally playing in a New York youth baseball league.

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Release Date:

1 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Angela Reed (Amanda Hiller) also played the role of Mindy Morgan in episode 17.20, Law & Order: Captive (2007). See more »


Lennie Briscoe says, "A little league team made the cover of 'Sports Illustrated' last year." This is incorrect. A Little League player did not appear on the cover until Mo'ne Davis on the August 25, 2014 issue. See more »


Det. Ed Green: Frank Leahy, you're going to have to come with us.
Frank Leahy: Why?
Det. Ed Green: We're placing you under arrest.
Frank Leahy: What for?
Det. Lennie Briscoe: It ain't for stealing home.
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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

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"Some pop in that bat"
12 January 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode truly shows the corruption that can set into sports, even youth sports. The only really innocent ones are the kids and they won't stay innocent in this day and age. Where are the Chip Hiltons of today?

Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin catch a case of a former detective now turned PI found shot to death in an abandoned apartment in Washington Heights. They actually spend a lot of time running down a false lead from one of the deceased's cases. However indirectly that investigation does send them in the right direction.

Which is concerning a youth baseball league where entrepreneur Larry Joshua could be seeing his empire collapse. Another rival league hired the deceased to investigate ringers and they find one in young Orlando J. Torres who is 14 and not 12 and using his cousin's ID. Joshua brought him and his father from Honduras because of the kid's talent. All Joshua needs to do is discover a potential Alex Rodriguez and he has it made.

I won't go into the details but Joshua is not the actual shooter. But Sam Waterston and Elisabeth Rohm feel there's culpability there and try him. He's a slick article pretending to be the savior of inner city youth.

The deceased was a man doing his job. But I really did like the way Jesse Martin put down the head of that other league when he sanctimoniously talks about cheating. These kids from Harrison, New York are shall we say more insulated.

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