• Short Summary

    President Kennedy opened the 61st American League baseball season in Washington, USA, April 10, at a match between Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Fans enter park for game.
    0.07

    2.
    SV Ditto.
    0.10

    3.
    LV Crowd in stands.
    0.14

    4.
    LV Ballplayers line up on field.
    0.19

    5.
    SCU President Kennedy arrives.
    0.23

    6.
    LV Kennedy chats with managers of two teams.
    0.28

    7.
    SCU Kennedy throws ball.
    0.36

    8.
    LV Ditto throws second ball.
    0.41

    9.
    GV Game in progress.
    0.49

    10.
    CU Kennedy seated with Mr. Quesada.
    0.52

    11.
    STV Player strikes, runs to first corner, hesitates.
    1.02

    12.
    STV Crowd.
    1.04

    13.
    TV Player strikes, runs to third corner.
    1.18

    14.
    SCU Kennedy watches.
    1.21

    15.
    STV Player finishes home run.
    1.26

    16.
    SV Kennedy watches.
    1.36



    Initials JRG/S/AHS/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Kennedy opened the 61st American League baseball season in Washington, USA, April 10, at a match between Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox.

    To inaugurate the season, the President pitched the first ball. The throw was a failure. The President pitched again - his second attempt was also a near failure - to baseball experts. But it was enough to start the season ...

    Then the President sat back to watch the play. With him was U.S.Vice President Johnson and President of the Washington side Elwood Quesada.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1NVOGPWULSBTHGFWT6NXHY9E1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NVOGPWULSBTHGFWT6NXHY9E1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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