Zack Morris from 'Saved by the Bell' signs on to star in FOX's female pitcher drama
It's been 85 years since Jackie Mitchell cemented her status as a baseball legend when she reportedly struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game, but it looks like she's about to get some company in the form of a fictional character at the center of a forthcoming baseball drama from FOX.
The network is inching closer to making its drama about the first female MLB player a reality and it's convinced Zack Morris from "Saved by the Bell" to hop on board. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar has reportedly signed on to star as the male lead in "Pitch," in which he'll play the Crash Davis character to Kylie Bunbury's Nuke LaLoosh.
Except in "Pitch" -- according to Deadline -- Crash and the Nuke are in love:
Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer are penning the script, so consider this our official plea that they avoid a storyline that has the team start a career in pop music that tragically leads them to glittered parachute pants: