Life’s Greatest Game is a movie where Chicago Cubs pitcher Jack Donovan refuses to throw a game for the benefit of a gambler, who then destroys his home. Also believing his wife and son to be dead in an ocean liner tragedy, Jack plays pro baseball and, 20 years later, is manager of the New York Giants. Meanwhile, Jackie, Jr., joins the Giants, recognizing his father, and deliberately loses a World Series game. His sportsmanship comes through, however, and he wins the deciding game against the Yankees and reunites his father.
Life's Greatest Game (1924) Sport | 28 September 1924 (USA)
Director: Emory JohnsonWriter: Emilie JohnsonStars: Tom Santschi, Jane Thomas, Johnnie WalkerSummary: Jack Donovan, a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, refuses to throw a game for gambler Mike Moran. Moran retaliates by breaking up Donovan's family. Believing that his wife and son died in the sinking of an ocean liner, Donovan stays in baseball and, 20 years later, becomes manager of the New York Giants. What he doesn't know is that his family isn't dead and his son, Jack Jr., is now grown and looking for revenge against his father for what he believes was his abandonment of them.