Against the city's wishes, a group of devoted fans lovingly cares for the field at the site of the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit.
This documentary tells the inspiring story of the Navin Field Grounds Crew, a group of devoted baseball fans who feel such a strong connection to the site of the old Tiger Stadium that they donate their time, energy and money to maintaining the field at the corner of Michigan Ave. & Trumbull. Every Sunday they rake the infield, mow the grass and pick up trash so people can play ball where Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and generations of baseball legends used to play. Their efforts have garnered national attention in outlets such as ESPN The Magazine and National Public Radio. But the city of Detroit, which owns the field, says they're trespassing. Police have threatened them with arrest. The city wants to repurpose the land for industrial use. What will become of the field? Will the Navin Field Grounds Crew keep baseball alive? Or will they be thrown out "stealing home"?
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