MAX BAER, LITTLE LEAGUE UMPIRE - 1955 Sacramento little leaguers get a surprise umpire as Max Baer, former heavyweight champ, arrives with Coach Gene Ray and Sacramento Police Captain Pat Bennet for a pep talk before the game. However, the kids aren't afraid to argue when Baer makes a call they don't agree with but he overrules their objections.
GIANTS-DODGERS BRAWL - 1965 Dodgers-Giants brawl on August 22, 1965: Players from both teams rush the field after Giants ace Juan Marichal charged Dodger's pitcher Sandy Koufax. Umpires struggle to break up the fighting.
Date: August 22, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:51:00, No Audio
NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL Rare footage of a game between the Baltimore Elite Giants and the Philadelphia Stars, probably played at Yankee Stadium. The starting nine of the Elite Giants are shown in closeup in the dugout, including the legendary Jackie Robinson and catcher Roy Campanella. A uniformed player shakes hands with the umpires. A left-handed batter gets a single, knocking a runner in. A right-handed batter hits a grand slam home run in slightly overexposed footage.
FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN UMPIRE The first Negro umpire in big-time baseball is Emmett Ashford, whose vigorous showmanship draws the fans cheers. He's popular with players and coaches too, who don't argue his decisions. Ashford's booming "Stee-rike" is final. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
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