BASEBALL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
Here is the most complete archive of baseball film footage from 1950 ever made available on DVD! Almost all is footage never seen before, a tremendous 51-minute B & W collection of highlights from Spring Training through the World Series and even the off-season! Here is exactly what you'll see on this DVD, in order:
* Spring, 1950 - Washington Senators Baseball School at Winter Garden, Florida. George Myatt, Joe Engel & owner Clark Griffith, pitchers Sid Hudson and Joe Haynes.
* Spring Game at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles - Cubs & Browns play to a 6-6 tie. Klippstein, Carmen Mauro, Randy Jackson and Roy Smalley of the Cubs, Tom Upton and Owen Friend of the Browns. April - Old Timers Dizzy Dean, Cochrane, Gehringer, Home Run Baker and Travis Jackson in action prior to Texas League Opening Night game at Dallas. Then, 1950 M.L. season is previewed. Players shown: Sam Jethroe at Braves Field, Bobby Morgan, Phil Haugstad, Dan Bankhead and Newcombe at Yankee Stadium along with rookie Dick Wakefield and Joe DiMaggio. At Braves Field, Red Sox stars Dom DiMaggio, Pesky, Doerr, Al Zarilla, Billy Goodman, Ted Williams and Vern Stephens are shown prior to final spring game with cross-town rival Braves.
* April 8 - Hollywood Stars of the PCL open season with new uniforms - including shorts! Manager Fred Haney, Frank Kelleher, Murray Franklin of Hollywood, Manager Sweeney of Portland. Stars win 5-3 at old Gilmore Field!
* May 14 - Pirates and slugger Ralph Kiner at Wrigley Field. Hank Sauer and Andy Pafko (HR) of the Cubs.
* Sat, May 20 - Harry Brecheen and Cardinals beat Warren Spahn 7-4 at old Braves Field.
* May 31 - Big White Sox-Senators trade - Sox get Ray Scarborough, Robinson and Kozar for Kuzava, Michaels and Ostrowski. Also news on Raffensberger, Duke Snider, Lopat, Paul Lehner, Bob Chesnes & Newhouser.
* June 17 - Big trade discussed from a different perspective. ChiSox Manager Red Corriden, Eddie Robinson, Chico Carrasquel & Scarborough. Then, Cardinals visit Ebbets Field but are beaten by Bums, Newcombe vs Howie Pollet. Shown in closeups are Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter and Marty Marion.
* Early June - News on streaking Tigers: Manager Red Rolfe, Vic Wertz, Johnny Groth, George Kell, Hoot Evers, Virgil Trucks, Art Houtteman and Hal Newhouser.
* Early June - Boston Braves at Wrigley Field. News about speedy rookie Sam Jethroe, Sid Gordon, Warren Spahn, Johnny Sain and Earl Torgeson. Home Run, Torgeson.
* June 24 - Rundown on red-hot Cleveland Indians: Player-manager Lou Boudreau, Luke Easter, Bob Feller, Dale Mitchell and Larry Doby.
* Mid-July - National League rundown at the half-way point of the season - Phillies: Sawyer, Roberts, Konstanty, Seminik, Waitkus, Jones and Nicholson. Cardinals: Manager Dyer, Musial, Schoendienst, Marion, Slaughter and Pollet. Braves: Manager Southworth, Sain, Bickford, Spahn, Torgeson, Elliott, Sid Gordon, Jethroe and Willard Marshall. Dodgers: Manager Shotton, Newk, Campy, Jackie Robinson, Carl Furillo and young Duke Snider.
* Late July - Spotlight on league-leading Phils and Tigers - Jim Konstanty, Bill Nicholson, Jimmy Bloodworth, coach George Earnshaw and Eddie Sawyer, Andy Seminik, Richie Ashburn, all at Ebbets Field. Tigers: Manager Rolfe, George Kell, Hoot Evers, Johnny Groth, all shown at Comiskey Park.
* July 19 - Tigers at Fenway Park, Dizzy Trout vs Willard Nixon. Tigers win 9-5.
* August 5 at Cleveland - Eddie Lopat and Allie Reynolds can't stop Indians big bats, as Joe Gordon hits #14 and Larry Doby slams two homers. Early Wynn beats Yanks 4-2.
* August 6 at Comiskey Park - Chico Carrasquel is having a great rookie year and hits in 24 straight games!
* August 6 at Braves Field - Sain and Braves beat Cubs and Johnny Schmitz 5-2 in first game of Sunday DH.
* August 20 at Cleveland - Billy Pierce and ChiSox help dash Tribe pennant hopes with 6-5 win over Mike Garcia in second game of DH. Rookie Al Rosen hits his 33rd homer for Indians, but Gus Zernial clouts 4-bagger for Sox.
* Sunday Sept. 24 at Yankee Stadium - Jerry Coleman, Joe DiMaggio and Cliff Mapes do the damage vs Red Sox hurlers Nixon and Ellis Kinder. Ted Williams slugs two homers in losing cause. Vic Raschi and Yanks inch closer to another pennant and win 9-5 Sunday afternoon game. Rizzuto, soon to be MVP, hits home run!
* Post-Season M.L. All-Star Team - for 1950 selected by Look Magazine and announced on TV with Roy Campanella.
* 1950 World Series - Closeups of top players of both clubs: Bobby Brown, Ferrick, DiMaggio, Konstanty, etc.
* Year-end Baseball Highlights of the season - DiMaggio signs for $100,000, late inning N.L. HR's win All-Star Game at Comiskey Park. Sisler's pennant-winning homer! DiMaggio's HR in Game 2 of the World Series.
* Young 22-year-old Whitey Ford - is inducted into the Army in Yonkers, New York.
* Joe DiMaggio in Japan - Huge crowd in Tokyo greets DiMag and Lefty O'Doul.
* Umpire builds house - Lon Warneke shown working on new home in Hot Springs, Arkansas during off-season.
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