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     The first Hall Of Fame inductions in 1939, the first night game at Cleveland, the 1939 World Series highlights at Crosley Field and the top American League players of 1939 are all part of another recently restored vintage film by Rare Sportsfilms Inc! Narrated by John Harrington and presented by the Kellogg Company, this rare 44-minute B & W film begins with recognition of the baseball centennial in 1939 and the official opening of the new Baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. You'll hear speeches by Judge Landis, Connie Mack, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth! Also shown are Jimmy Collins and Charlie Gehringer at Doubleday Field. Here is who and what is shown on this new video, now available for the first time ever:

     Star shortstop Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox. All eight American League ballparks, especially old Comiskey Park, Chicago, where much of the instructional segments were filmed. Tris Speaker and Larry "Nap" Lajoie receiving plaques at Cleveland Stadium, 1939.

     Close-up shots of the American League stars of 1939: Charlie Keller and pitcher Atley Donald of the World Champion Yankees. Rookie Ted Williams and Jim Tabor of the Red Sox, Barney McCoskey, Benny McCoy, Ray Mack and Lou Boudreau of Cleveland, and pitcher Jack Kramer of the Browns.

     Instruction on how to play short and second base by Frank Crosetti and Joe Gordon of the Yanks. Coach Art Fletcher and third baseman Red Rolfe of the Yankees at Crosley Field, Cincinnati. The Tigers' Charlie Gehringer and Dick Siebert of the Philadelphia A's. White Sox pitcher Johnny Rigney and George McQuinn of the Browns. Bobby Doerr of the Red Sox and catcher Mike Tresh of the Chisox.

     Pitching instructional with Tommy Bridges of Detroit, Mel Harder of the Indians, Lefty Grove, Bob Feller, reliever Clint Brown of the White Sox, the Yanks' Red Ruffing, and knuckleballer "Dutch" Leonard of Washington.

     Catching tips by Bill Dickey of the Yankees. White Sox third base coach Billy Webb (signs and signals). George Case of the Senators talks about base running.

     Batting with Mike Kreevich of the White Sox, Hal Trosky and Ken Keltner of the Indians, "Indian" Bob Johnson of the A's, Rudy York of the Tigers, Jimmy Foxx and Ted Williams of the Bosox, Charlie Keller and Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees.

     First night game at Cleveland, 1939. Commenting on night ball are Buck Newsome and Tommy Bridges of the Tigers, and Hal Trosky and Ken Keltner of Cleveland. Then Feller tosses 1-hitter at Tigers!

     1939 World Series at old Crosley Field, Cincinnati. Yanks win game three, 7-3 to take 3-0 lead in the series. Next day, Yanks win 7-4 in 10-innings to become the first team to ever win four straight World Series! Includes Lombardi's famed "snooze" at home plate.

     You can get your own copy of this rare film now available on video for the first time ever! Send $29.95 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling to: (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax.)

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