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 presents an affectionate look at the Great American Pastime. The documentary follows baseball from its humble beginnings on sand lots, pastures, and streets, with enthusiasts using sticks and balls to vie for victory. Some of the great early moments of the game are presented with archival film clips, featuring such greats as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Cy Young. Interviews with players, coaches, fans, family, and friends, who still recall the good old days of baseball, complete the colorful picture of this grand early era of America's favorite game.