Milwaukee Braves and Cleveland Indian baseball teams train in Bradenton, Florida. The coach, players and rookie pitcher Juan Pizzaro on the ground. Various players of Milwaukee Braves practice. Team members of Cleveland Indians pose. The players practice.
De Soto Festival Golf Tourney near Bradenton, Florida. Sign reads 'De Soto Lake', '500ft Golf and country club'. With spectators near him, Sam Snead tees off, followed by Jerry Barber. Crowds walk across the fairway following the players. One spectator wears a Spanish Conquistador's helmet. Arnold Palmer makes a 30 foot putt, to cheers from spectators. In the final round, Snead makes a long putt to nibble at Barber's lead. Non-contender, Bob Golby, thrills the crowd by making a 40 foot chip shot from off the green, that falls in with the pin still in the hole. Jerry Barber makes his last putt, but loses to Snead who putts out with a final score of 276, to Barber's 275.
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.
Major events of the year 1957. Laika, Soviet space dog prepared for the space flight. Laika takes off in Sputnik 2 in Soviet Union. An animation shows the spacecraft in outer space. In United States efforts to launch a small "grapefruit" satellite on Vanguard TV-3 test rocket meet in failure as the rocket explodes at take off on December 6, 1957. View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. President Dwight D Eisenhower arrives in Paris, France to talk about the development of missiles with other NATO leaders. The French Prime Minister Felix Gaillard with President Eisenhower. View of Atlas missile launched successfully at Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States.
Spring training camps for the 1957 baseball season, held in Florida. Brooklyn Dodgers practice and train at Vero Beach. Several Dodgers players seen, including Don Newcombe, Sal Maglie, Fred Kipp, Don Zimmer, and Pee Wee Reese. Visiting Japanese players from the Tokyo Giants stand and watch along side Walter O'Malley. New York Yankees practice at Saint Petersburg, including players Al Cicotte, Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz and Mickey Mantle. In Tampa, Chicago White Sox players like little Nellie Fox, Jim Wilson, Dick Donovan, Jack Harshman, Larry Doby and Walt Dropo practice.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.