This locally produced documentary takes a historical look into the origins of baseball in Utah. In the latter part of the 19th century, the Cincinnati Red Stockings (the country's first professional baseball team) stopped off in Utah as they were touring the country. There was a game played between the Red Stockings and some locals, and the subsequent aftershocks caused a flurry of baseball activity and revelry. Leagues sprung up throughout Utah, causing an interesting cross-cultural phenomenon. Coal miners of all races came together and tossed the ball around. Farming communities gathered and enjoyed a sudden surge in community pride. This retrospective is quaint and touching, as it reaches back in time through historical photos, stock film footage, various pieces of memorabilia, and the stories left behind by the folks directly effected by the introduction of America's pastime to Utah.
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