This offbeat baseball picture was produced by IMP, the forerunner to Universal Pictures. The hero is a Native American ballplayer whose skill on the diamond is surpassed only by his honesty. Approached by gamblers, the protagonist is exhorted to throw an important game in exchange for a huge amount of cash. But the noble Indian refuses, whereupon the crooks try to remove him from the game by spiking his milk. He responds to this attempt on his life by killing the gambler, whereupon the Indian is arrested by the sheriff and sentenced to be executed. By popular demand, he is given a long enough "stay of execution" to score the winning home run. It should be noted that in 1909, it was taken for granted that many baseball games were "fixed," making the hero's actions all the more heroic.
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