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 is the second part of an affectionate look at the Great American Pastime, from 1940 to 1989. Memorable moments of the era are captured on archival film. The plays and personalities of some of the game's top stars are featured, such as Joe DiMaggio, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Ted Williams, and Mickey Mantle. Interviews with players, coaches, family, friends, and fans recall highlights of baseball, including World Series games, from the war years to 1990.