In the midst of a pivotal scientific experiment, a college professor’s lab is disrupted by a stray baseball, shattering his glassware. This accident leads to the formation of a unique chemical, “methylethylpropylbutyl”, which, when coated on the baseball, causes it to be repelled by wood.

Seeing the groundbreaking potential of his accidental discovery, the professor takes a hiatus and heads to St. Louis to join the big leagues as a pitcher. His newfound secret weapon quickly makes waves, catapulting him to stardom and propelling his team towards the coveted World Series.

It Happens Every Spring | June 1949 (United States) 6.8
Director: Lloyd BaconWriter: Valentine Davies, Shirley W. SmithStars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul DouglasSummary: A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.


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