Newsreel shows baseball's Cleveland Indians at spring training in Tucson Arizona, March 1954. This Indians team would go on to win the American League pennant with a league-record 111 wins before losing the World Series. Opening shows manager Al Lopez, with cowboy hat and whip, riding a stagecoach into training camp. Sign above reads "Direct Route to the Pennant." Shot of pitchers (L-R) Mike Garcia, Early Wynn, and Bob Feller simultaneously throwing a pitch. Individual shots of Garcia, Wynn and Lemon throwing. Shot of Feller talking with fellow pitcher Hal Newhouser. Shot of three men challenging for first base position: Rocky Nelson, Luke Easter and Bill Glynn. Final shot of Lopez with whip on stagecoach.
Scenes of the town Tucson in Arizona, United States. Old houses and buildings in the town. Late 1930s cars driving on a road in Tucson and parked outside a building. The Mission San Xavier de Bac is shown. The Pima County Courthouse with old cars parked in front. Views of campus buildings at the University of Arizona. Students on the campus of the university. Construction workers building new brick buildings in Tucson. This is constrasted with view of a Mexican worker mixing clay and straw to make Adobe bricks. The man presses the mixture into forms to make large bricks or blocks. Mexican American children sit by the side and watch him work. 1930s era cars drive on the streets of Douglas Arizona. Mexican mariachi street musicians wearing sombreros play guitars and sing. A city parade (possibly in Phoenix) heads down a street with a marching band and men on horses. Women and children watch the parade. A rodeo event in Phoenix is shown with men on bucking broncos and bucking horses.
The First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt arrives in Tucson, Arizona. An aircraft taxis after landing. Mrs. Roosevelt and others get off the aircraft. Mrs. Roosevelt smiles as she stands against the aircraft. A large number of people gathered around the aircraft.
Film stars arrive for a baseball training camp in Tucson, Arizona. Film stars James Stewart, Shelley Winters and Dan Duryea arrive at the camp. They arrive at the training camp with the Cleveland Indians. People seated in a stadium. The film stars play baseball.
Cleveland Indians train in Tucson Arizona. Team manager Al Lopez looks over his team. Six of them have returned back from the war, five from the Army and one from the Marine Corps. The players holding bats, salute. Players train and practice including Luke Easter, Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia, Al Rosen and Dale Mitchell. Spectators watch the training.
Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.