CONNIE MACK'S BIRTHDAY The "Dean of Baseball" ,Connie Mack, genial mentor of the 'Athletics," celebrates his
86th birthday. Surrounded by relatives and friends, including Commissioner Chandler, baseball's grand old man cuts a big birthday cake.
CONGRESSMEN BASEBALL GAME Congressmen slug it out over baseball wearing the traditional Washington Senators uniforms. The Republicans versus the Democrats--six innings of good fun, with the Democrats winning 23-14. Five-thousand witness colorful Griffith Stadium classic.
INDIANS WIN THE WORLD SERIES The Cleveland Indians wins the 1948 World Series, winning the sixth and last game, 4-3. Highlights of the other games, including the slug-fest 5th game, are shown in this thrilling round-up. Baseball's greatest spectacle breaks new records, for huge crowds, and for sporting excitement. In the wind-up contest, Bob Lemon and Gene Bearden share pitching honors for the winners.
1948 OLYMPIC PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Basketball provides thrills and excitement for 18,000 fans, as the Phillips Oilers defeat the Kentucky Stars in a 53-49 Olympic playoffs
decision. Tied at half-time, the Oilers race to a last-minute lead. The team coaches Browning and Rupp hold trophies as they get their picture taken.
SILVER ANNIVERSARY AT YANKEE STADIUM Fans honor Babe Ruth, the "Sultan of Swat", who appears in uniform during a Silver Anniversary celebration at Yankee Stadium. The "Bambino" and other famed greats of the 1923 team take part in the gala program.
BABE RUTH AND HIS FANS Biography of Baby Ruth. Fans cheer for Ruth during one of his many games at Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth meets his fans, many of them children. Fans honor Ruth, the "Sultan of Swat", who appears in uniform during a Silver Anniversary celebration at Yankee Stadium.
ARMY NAVY FOOTBALL 102,000 spectators including President Harry Truman watch undefeated Army play Navy in football. A long run by "Pistol" Pete Williams. The "midis" or midshipmen cheer as their team ties up the score.
BASEBALL ALL STAR GAME 1948 Highlights from thw 1948 Baseball All Star Game. Stan Musial homes scoring Ashburn. Evers slams a home run. Vernon bats for Masterson and walks. Vernon and Mullin pull a double steal. Boudreau flies out scoring Vernon. Keltner singles. McQuinn also singles. Tebbetts walks loading the bases. Raschi singles scoring Keltner and McQuinn. DiMaggio flies out scoring Tebbetts.
Date: July 13, 1948 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:14:00, No Audio
AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT PLAYOFF 1948 34,000 fans watch the American League Pennant Playoff game in Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. Keltner's hit scores Boudreau and Gordon. Lou Boudreau hits a home run. Cleveland wins 8-3.
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