1968 and 1970
“The Name Of The Game Is Baseball”
“A. L. Baseball Fundamentals & Techniques”
Two vintage baseball films “The Name Of The Game Is Baseball”, produced in 1968, and “American League Baseball Fundamental & Techniques”, produced in 1970 are now available on a new 56-minute DVD in COLOR from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc! Both films are instructional in nature, with the top major league stars of the era demonstrating how they play their positions. Here is a detailed description of each film:
“The Name Of The Game Is Baseball”, narrated by Curt Gowdy, was shot in spring training 1968, and features star players in uniform from both major leagues talking and demonstrating how each plays his position. Featured are Tommie Agee and Joel Horlen of the Chicago White Sox, Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jim Wynn of the Houston Astros, Jim Perry of the Minnesota Twins, Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves, John Roseboro of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tommy Davis of the New York Mets, Carl Yastrzemski and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox, and Bob Gibson and Orlando Cepeda of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Emphasis is made during both films on the importance of being in top physical shape in order to play baseball, and you will also see the World Champion Cardinals working out in spring training, 1968 (Pat Corrales, Larry Jaster, Roger Maris, etc). Also shown is some of the 1967 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penna, as West Tokyo Japan defeats North Roseland, Illinois!
“American League Baseball Fundamentals And Techniques”, hosted by former Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek, is somewhat similar in style to the above film. Detroit Tigers Director of Player Development Don Lund describes the baseball fundamentals used by top players Mickey Lolich and Al Kaline of the Tigers, Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith, Rico Petrocelli and Mike Andrews of the Boston Red Sox, Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins and Duane Josephson of the Chicago White Sox, as these players all demonstrate their skills. Most of this film was shot at old Henley Field, Lakeland, Florida, for many years the spring training home of the Tigers.
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