The series' premiere episode takes the story of baseball from its origins in the 1840's up until 1900 and shows conclusively that the game was not invented by Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown but rather evolved from an earlier game called "Rounders."
Baseball in the 1940's is profiled. Among the events covered are Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak, Ted Williams being the last player to hit over .400, and the integration of baseball by Jackie Robinson in 1947.
Baseball in the 1960's is discussed in this episode. Among the topics are the new multi-purpose stadiums which replaced the older, more intimate ones.