Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences?
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The story of...a kid...a city...and 30 Godfathers!
Did You Know?
There were eleven future Major League Baseball Hall of Famers in this movie. Those credited include Bill Veeck, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Satchel Paige, Tris Speaker, Hank Greenberg, Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon and Larry Doby. Uncredited Hall of Famers include Bill McKechnie and Early Wynn. See more
Al Rosen (II) and members of the Boston Braves team in the archive footage are credited orally by the announcer. See more