Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The silent Catch as Catch Can starts out as a baseball picture before wildly riding off in all directions at once. William Fairbanks (definitely no relation to Douglas) plays the manager of a small-town ballclub. When team member Larry Shannon is coerced into throwing a game by political boss Walter Shumway, Fairbanks, who is in love with Shannon's sister Rose Blossom allows himself to be accused of cheating. Thrown out of baseball, Fairbanks gets a job at a newspaper for the express purpose of exposing Shumway and his plugugly henchman George Kotsonaros. He not only accomplishes this, but saves the reputation of mayor Jack Blossom--who happens to be the father of his girl friend Rose.
baseball, brother, girl, love, manager, self-sacrifice, sports, team