This is the story of American baseball during World War II --- of both the players who left to join the war and the ones who struggled to keep the game alive on the home front. Taking the place of the big shots turned soldiers, sailors and combat pilots were misfit replacement players. While Detroit Tigers MVP Hank Greenberg represented the player who served, Pete Gray symbolized the player who stayed. He was a one-armed outfielder who overcame insurmountable odds to become a professional.
In early 1950’s, the New York Yankees were invincible: they led the New York City baseball dynasty, which for eight consecutive years held a grip on the World Series. Then the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee, becoming surprising revolutionaries and proved that they could do the impossible.