It’s not whether they win or lose... It’s whether they’ll be allowed to play the game! 1925 - six years since the end of the Great War, four years since women were allowed to join political associations and one year since Emperor Hirohito assumed the throne. Only thirteen years after the death of the Meiji Emperor, Japan is a nation re-inventing itself, swept by wave after wave of wars, disasters and political unrest. War looms in China, males over the age of 24 are about to receive the right to vote and a strange new type of school uniform called the “sailor suit” is being introduced . But at least the national pastime, baseball, remains bound by tradition, the exclusive realm of men and boys. Until now. When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It’s shocking. It’s scandalous. And yet, in a nation in which almost anything seems suddenly possible, it may just be the start of something greater than any nine girls can imagine. It’s not just a game, its history in the making in TAISHO BASEBALL GIRLS!
Koume Suzukawa is requested to join a first ever All-Japanese Girls Baseball team, at Toho Seika Academy Girls High School. Anything than boys can do, girls can do better...in a kimono!
Homeroom teacher, Anna Curtland, instructs the girls on the fundamentals of baseball as their newly appointed Manager. Akiko and Koume are still five members short of a full roster.
The Ouka-kai a.k.a "Cherry Blossom club" square off against Asaka High's Boys Baseball team in a practice game.
The girls are down in the mud after losing their first game. With practices suspended from inclement weather and broken spirits, it's up to Koume to rally her teammates back onto the field.
With a new resolve and Western-style uniforms, the girls throw themselves back into practice. However, they are still 1 player short for a full team and a real practice session. The search is on for one more player and a way to make the pain of physical training tolerable.
The girls are finally ready to begin full practices, but their manager has to go out of town. They begin challenging other team to practice games, but who will agree to give the girls a chance? Will it make them better team players?
The school is buzzing with talk of the Rogue Batter who has been stalking the streets at night. Koume and Akiko begin learning the "magic pitches", but they're all thrown a curveball at when the whole team winds up out at night…
The Kinema International production department hires Koume as stand-in female co-star for their upcoming motion picture to be filmed in the Azabu Juban District.
A misplaced picture of a baseball player causes controversy amongst members of the family-owned restaurant.
The girls begin their two week training camp session to strengthen their body and mind in preparation for their rematch with the boys from Azuka Middle School. Kyouko’s mind still remains fixated on Tomoe, will she be able to get her act together?
The Okukai prove their mettle as they shutout the elementary school boys in their last practice match before the big game. With much anticipation, the long-awaited rematch with the Boys Baseball team from Azuka Middle School finally begins.
The boys get wind of the secret behind Akiko’s Magic Pitch and begin their steady comeback. With Two Strikes, Two Outs, and bottom of the Ninth Inning, the girls give it their all in a climactic finish!