Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series that features the lives and careers of some of the greatest figures in sports history. This episode, hosted by Paul Hornung, profiles Elgin Baylor. Baylor was voted Rookie of the Year in 1959, when he began playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The great offensive player was forced into retirement in the 1970s because of a knee injury. Archival film clips, photographs, and interviews with fellow players, coaches, fans, friends, and family tell the story of this sports legend.