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MLB 1919 World Series footage

Babe_Ruth

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This is pretty cool. A researcher found footage of the 1919 Series in the Canadian archives in Quebec. The film ended up there after a long journey that began in the Yukon Territory, where it went to a library, then, in 1929, was put with other films into an old swimming pool which was covered up and made into an ice rink.

Then, in the 70s, the rink was bulldozed, the films were found, restoration took place, and then the films sat in the archive for another 35 years.

As one of the writers noted, one interesting part is footage of Game 1, where it shows Cicotte getting lit up and not even bothering to back up plays on the bases.

To watch the footage:

http://mlb.si.com/2014/05/02/watch-1919 ... -sox-reds/

The story behind it:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories ... anada.html
 

Babe_Ruth

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willge87 said:
Pretty cool! I especially enjoyed the people gathering in New York City to see what was happening on that manual MLB gameday that they had.
Yup, it's pretty similar to the one that is shown in Eight Men Out(amazing movie btw).
 
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