DODGERS WIN WORLD SERIES The Dodgers take the Yankees in four straight games. In the third game Junior Gilliam is brought home by Tommy Davis for the only score of the game and Don Drysdale goes on to silence the mighty Yankee bats. In the final game Frank Howard homers to put the Dodgers ahead and Mickey Mantle comes back to tie it up with another home run. Then, Gilliam reaches third on an error and is brought home with a sacrifice fly to center by Willy Davis. Then Sandy Koufax, hero of the first game, makes matchsticks out of the mighty Yankee bats. The Dodger team celebrates in the locker room.
BABE RUTH FAREWELL ADDRESS - 1 Babe Ruth, ill with cancer, greets a packed stadium at a speech now known as his farewell address. He is guided to a microphone by applauding officials. Images of the applauding crowd. CU of child fans, standing and watching.
Date: April 27, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:18:00, No Audio
BABE RUTH FAREWELL ADDRESS - 2 Babe Ruth speaking into a microphone, making what is now known as his famous farewell address. Babe Ruth was very ill with cancer in this period. With a rough voice from a damaged throat he says, "There's been so many lovely things said about me, and I'm glad that I've had the opportunity to thank everybody. Thank you."
Date: April 27, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:16:00, With Audio
YANKEE STADIUM & BABE RUTH Image of empty Yankee Stadium with an American flag in the foreground. Dissolves to shot of crowded Yankee Stadium during a baseball game. Babe Ruth walks past cheering boy fans during a game. CU of Babe Ruth's hands, lightly swinging a bat. Babe Ruth hits the ball and runs past second base.
JOLTIN' JOE DIMAGGIO A bat smashes a plaque commemorating Wee Willie Keeler's consecutive game hits record, followed by a shot of Joe DiMaggio swinging a bat on the steps of the dugout and smiling in closeu
YANKS WIN WORLD SERIES OPENER At Yankee Stadium, before a crowd of 70,000, Whitey Ford's hurling holds the hopeful Milwaukee Braves to one run, while the timely hitting of Hank Bauer and Gerry Coleman provide the margin of victory for the perennial New Yorkers.
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