• Short Summary

    Good footage of the first 'Subway Classic' baseball game since 1941 - Yankees beat Dodgers.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Titles read: 'WORLD SERIES'.

    New York, United States of America.

    New York Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers in opening game of the 44th World Series.

    Exterior shot of top section of Yankee Stadium showing name and US Stars and Stripes flag flying. General shot of the huge crowd inside for the first 'Subway Classic' since 1941.

    M/S of baseball hero Babe Ruth, wearing cloth cap, in the stand with his wife (or lady friend). A couple stand up and smile at the crowd - an unidentified baseball player? M/S of the two managers of the teams - Bucky Harris (New York Yankees) and Bert Shotton (Brooklyn Dodgers).

    New York's Mayor William O'Dwyer throws the ball in while Commissioner AB Chandler looks on. Various shots of the game in progress. C/U of African-American man in the crowd pulling his hat down over his head in exasperation. Shot of Moslems wearing fez hats in the crowd, jumping up and down with excitement.

    More good footage of the game, including L/Ss of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio in action! Cutaways to frenzied spectators in the crowd. The Yankees win the game with a final score of 5 to 3. The crowd swarms across the pitch at the end of the game.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:35:00 / 01:40:12:00
    UN 1818 A

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