Joe Tanto (Sylvester Stallone) is a talented veteran driver forced to confront his past when he's called out of retirement to mentor a talented but unfocused rooking contender, Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue). Jimmy's destructive behavior includes pursuing the girlfriend, Sophia Simone (Estella Warren), of his primary racing rival Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger). To drive Jimmy back to the top of the rankings, Joe must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life.
Gus Cantrell (Scott Bakula) has reached the end of the line. The burnt-out, veteran minor league pitcher has thrown his last fastball; this boy of summer has found himself in the autumn of his career. But before he hits the showers for the last time, his old friend, Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen) comes through with an offer. Dorn is the owner of the Minnesota Twins and needs a manager for his Triple-A team, the Buzz of South Carolina. Since Gus is in need of a job, he's happy to accept. When Gus arrives for spring training, he is confronted by a bunch of misfits instead of a minor league team - the guys can barely manage an inning without a mishap. But under Gus' tutelage, the oddballs start slinging mean balls. Pleased and surprised with the team's winning streak, Dorn summons Gus to Minnesota and goads him into an exhibition game between The Twins and the Buzz at the Metrodome. When the game ends in an unexpected draw, Gus ups the ante and challenges the Twins to a rematch. This time, it's on the Buzz's home turf, with a gamble that can make or break Gus' career.
The Cleveland Indians won the division championship last season but seem to have lost their edge. The team is projected to finish the season dead last after their off-season meanderings rendered them out-of-shape failures on the field. Now, the Indians must once again show that they have what it takes to go all the way under the coaching of their former catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger).
Chester Lee (Rodney Dangerfield) is an irrepressible salesman bucking for a promotion. To impress his boss, Chester volunteers to coach the company-sponsored girl’s soccer team, the Ladybugs. But fate blows the whistle on Chester when he and his assistant coach find themselves with a lineup of klutzy new-comers. Chester needs a miracle and he just might have one in his fiancée’s son Matthew (Jonathan Brandis). What if Matthew becomes Martha, the newest member of the Ladybugs?
Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton), the owner of the Cleveland Indians, purposefully constructs a team of low-grade, bottom of the barrel athletes in hopes of finishing in last place and relocating the team. For the athletes, their dream of playing in the big league is finally coming true. They might not be the players that Cleveland fans have always hoped for, but this is a group of men who are determined to make the most of their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With a team like this, anything can happen.