LONG BEFORE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACTS, player endorsements and corporate sponsored stadiums, baseball was played for sheer love of the game. This is the story of Kansas baseball as it was played along dusty roads in fledgling prairie towns.
Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball explores America's Game at the turn of the twentieth century, when men would labor and sweat in the factories, oil fields and farms from sun-up to sundown, six days a week. But come Sunday, they clashed on the scorching hot baseball fields of Kansas, for bragging rights, pride and a whole lot more.
This historical documentary reaches beyond the astonishing popularity of the game and examines the origins and imporatnce of baseball in Kansas. Town teams creaded local heroes, assimilated immigrants, and even became a weapon in the battle between towns for economic power. Town team baseball weaved its way into the very fabric of Kansas culture, making Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball.