A track race in Big Springs, Texas. Dave Sime and Bobby Morrow meet in a contest. Sime takes advantage on Morrow and wins the race by a foot and a half. Gauge of an apparatus shows 20 miles per hour wind. Runners stand at the starting line. The runners run on the track. Dave Sime with a man.
An overview of baseball teams preparing for the 1958 season in Florida. Views of New York Yankees' camp with manager Casey Stengel running onto field, pitchers Sal Maglie and Whitey Ford warming up. A smiling Mickey Mantle (#7) hits a ball far in batting practice. Yogi Berra (#8) and Hank Bauer (#9) take their swings. Scene shifts to the Dodgers' camp; this is the first spring after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Views of pitchers Don Newcombe (#36) and Johnny Podres throwing, and players Duke Snider (#4), Gino Cimoli and Gil Hodges (#14) swinging in batting cage. Announcer notes Dodgers have big problem at catcher after Roy Campanella was put "out of service." (He was permanently paralyzed in a car accident.) Al Walker, Joe Pignatano and John Roseboro are named as his possible successors. Scene shifts to St. Louis Cardinals training camp. Announcer predicts Cardinals will be pennant contender. Views of brothers Von and Lindy McDaniel, shortstop Alvin Dark and all-time great Stan Musial. Scene then shifts to Chicago White Sox camp. Outfielder Al Smith (#9) fields a ball; Jim Rivera (#7), Nellie Fox and Smith take swings in batting cage. Action moves to Detroit Tigers camp, where pitchers Jim Bunning (#14) and Frank Lary (#17) are seen warming up. Al Kaline (#6) hits a ball in batting practice.
Mineral resources in Texas. Film titled 'Glimpses of Texas'. Map of Texas. Location of Texas and its size in United States. Natural gas field at panhandle. Map shows areas containing gas and oil reserves. Towers, big machines at crude oil refinery. Oil refinery in Texas manufacturing petroleum products. Cliff side gas and helium field in Texas. Government helium plant. Its office and men going coastal sulfur deposits. Sulfur wells. Sulfur piles. Train at a sulfur plant.
A Big Picture production about use and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. Sergent Stuart Queen at a desk as he speaks about the importance of marksmanship. A reconstruction depicts soldiers loading shells in a canon. A soldier with a rifle. An old U.S. flag with 13 stars flies from a pole. The Spring Field Armory in Spring Field, Massachusetts. Exteriors of the armory and a sign reads '1794'. A sign reads 'Museum'. The original Blanchard lathe at the museum. Billinghurst Requa Battery gun at the museum.
State park system at Texas, United States. Valley, mountains and a pond at Texas. Big Bend national park. River in the park, man walks besides it. Map of Texas. Terrain of the park. Man sits at a CCC camp. Mountains and a valley. Casa Grande at Texas. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) boys engaged in construction work. Men engaged in ranching. Herd of sheep. Grand Canyon, Chisos mountains, Chisos mountain ranges and boot canyon.
New York Yankees get ready for 1952 baseball season at spring training in St. Petersburg Florida. Shot of manager Casey Stengel talking. Shot of Yankees' "Big Three" starting pitchers warming up -- Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi and Eddie Lopat. Catcher Yogi Berra catches a ball. Announcer notes absence of Joe DiMaggio, who retired after last season, but notes Yankees have plenty of other talent, including shortstop Phil Rizzuto, seen bunting. Candidates for Yankees' first base position run across the base and catch throws. Announcer says DiMaggio's replacement in center field will be Mickey Mantle, seen catching a fly ball (with trees in background), unleashing a strong throw, and flashing a big, youthful smile as he removes his cap. Yogi Berra bashes a long fly to right field.