Cast & Crew
As a boy, Mike Donlin devotes himself to developing his baseball skills and wooing his more prosperous Winsted, Connecticut neighbor, Viola Bradley. Mike ingratiates himself with the Bradley family when he saves Viola from drowning, but as an adult, his troubled financial situation, which forces him to work as a mechanic in the Bradley factory and play bush league ball, compromises his marital chances. Proving himself invaluable to the Winsted baseball club, Mike propels the team into a heated pennant race that culminates in the "big game." Mike is approached by Jake Dunning, a gambler, to throw the game but refuses and is kidnapped. Without their star player, Winsted quickly falls behind and, as Viola has secretly invited a New York Giants scout to the game, disaster lurks. Viola, however, rescues Mike in time for him to hit the winning home run, and the scout eagerly signs him to the majors. Thus, Viola and Mike's marriage plans are clinched.
John J. Mcgraw
Rita Ross Donlin
Frank Frayne Jr.
This picture was filmed in Winsted, CT. Motion Picture News gives the director's name as Hugh Rebicker. This film marked the acting debut of former baseball star Mike Donlin. John J. McGraw managed the New York Giants at the time of this production.