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Babe Ruth; Carl Mays; Bob Muesel; Wally Pipp; Del Pratt; John McGraw; Ping Bodie
BASEBALL FILM - Early film reel in three parts depicting Babe Ruth and the Yankees, submarine pitcher Carl Mays, and more.
New York: Pathe Newreel, 1920 Film reel in three parts: the first a 1921 Pathe Newsreel of the Cleveland Indians hosting the New York Yankees, likely August, 1920, with Babe Ruth predominantly featured (this section likely a later print, perhaps 1930s); the second section likely a "positive master" (per Cinelab Inc.) of other baseball reportage, including footage of Carl Mays (see note); the third section an undated colorized cartoon of Ruth at the bat. The three sections spliced together at an early point, with modern leaders, in can and spool, sold with thumb drives containing a digitization of the film. Some wear to film perforations, film in generally sound condition, recently scanned to digital by Cinelab of Boston and with digital copies as noted. The first section of this amusing newsreel shows the Cleveland Indians hosting the New York Yankees likely during August of the 1920 season. The preoccupation of much of the footage is on Babe Ruth, his contract recently purchased from Boston, appearing here in his Yankee uniform during his first season with the team. The reel opens with the text "The sporting question of the hour. Did Babe Ruth get another [homerun] today?" and continues to show much pre-game activity including Ruth warming up his arm, at batting practice and later at the plate during the game. Also shown is Bob Muesel, Wally Pipp, Ping Bodie and Del Pratt who was traded at end of the 1920 season helping to date the footage. This section also contains rare slow motion footage of Carl Mays "the last of the underhand pitchers" who infamously killed beloved Cl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis Caron [Canada]
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