Host Frank McGee reviews the national pastime and looks at its future. Additional commentary from Lindsey Nelson and Robert McCormick. There are interviews with Ty Cobb, Branch Rickey, Ford Frick, George Trautman, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg, Fred Haney and Rep. Emmanuel Celler. Actor DeWolfe Hopper reads "Casey At The Bat."
The state of baseball today is discussed by former Brooklyn Dodger greats Roy Campanella and Jackie Robinson, Charles O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, Bob Feller, former pitching star of the Cleveland Indians, Frankie Frisch, former Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and Keith Morris of Sports Illustrated.
This "lost" television program was audio recorded off the air by Phil Gries at the time of its original broadcast.
One of the GEMS archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
Art Linkletter hosts the third annual Sportman's World Awards honoring former outstanding athletes (Victor Award).
Those appearing include: Rocky Marciano, Clint Walker, Peter De Paolo, Bob Feller, Cameron Mitchell, Sammy Baugh, Ruta Lee, and Don Budge. Performers: Della Reese, Rip Taylor, and Frankie Randall,
Art Linkletter host.