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  • Film footage of Game 7 of 1924 World Series

    This film footage is amazing. It's so clear and detailed. And it shows Walter Johnson pitching and the Washington Senators celebrating when the winning runs scores.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/video...57gYh1r4Qq5fyI

    The Library of Congress recently found nearly perfectly preserved nitrate film of a "Kinograms" newsreel showing the Washington Senators winning the World Series over the New York Giants and fans storming the field at Griffith Stadium to celebrate.
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    Wow, great footage!

    It's nice to finally see the Washington Post publishing something other than "Orange Man Bad".
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
      This film footage is amazing. It's so clear and detailed. And it shows Walter Johnson pitching and the Washington Senators celebrating when the winning runs scores.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/video...57gYh1r4Qq5fyI

      The Library of Congress recently found nearly perfectly preserved nitrate film of a "Kinograms" newsreel showing the Washington Senators winning the World Series over the New York Giants and fans storming the field at Griffith Stadium to celebrate.
      Awesome! Thanks Honus!

      These videos are tough for me to distinguish what is real speed...some parts always look faster than you'd expect and some parts look slower than you'd expect.
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      • #4
        At 2:16 the batter goes from first to third in nine seconds, and that's after slowing down at the end. Those guys could fly! No wonder why they hit so many more triples back then.
        Last edited by willshad; 10-23-2019, 10:09 AM.

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        • #5
          Thanks Honus, this is terrific
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          • #6
            This has been around for 5 years too! (The upload date of 10/2/2014 is under the headline.) Amazing that no one from BBF found it until now!

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            • #7
              Very, very cool!

              Especially sweet to see the Big Train pitch. How on earth did he generate so much velocity on his pitches with such a short, casual windup?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cougar View Post
                Very, very cool!

                Especially sweet to see the Big Train pitch. How on earth did he generate so much velocity on his pitches with such a short, casual windup?
                No one even winds up today.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post

                  No one even winds up today.
                  A few still do. :-)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by willshad View Post
                    At 2:16 the batter goes from first to third in nine seconds, and that's after slowing down at the end. Those guys could fly! No wonder why they hit so many more triples back then.
                    That was the ''Fordham Flash,"Frankie Frisch hitting a triple.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post

                      No one even winds up today.
                      I think that's a big reason there are arm injuries.

                      Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                      A few still do. :-)

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                      Brings a tear of joy to my eye.


                      Originally posted by Nimrod View Post

                      That was the ''Fordham Flash,"Frankie Frisch hitting a triple.
                      A great mostly forgotten player whose name has been blackened over time because of his more liberal HOF entrance requirements.
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                      • #12
                        Great find HWR. Very good quality in some parts, almost 100 years ago.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
                          I think that's a big reason there are arm injuries.
                          Very well could be. Guys don't throw the pitches in as quick a succession either.

                          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                          • #14
                            Walter Johnson. Never thought I'd see him pitch but here we are.
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                            • #15
                              Wonderful footage! I can't believe how clear it is. If I didn't know better, I would have thought it was from the late 1930s not 1924. In the last few days, I recall seeing a few clips of it on the MLB Network, FS1 or Fox. I don't recall exactly where I saw it, but it was aired while discussing the last WS championship in DC.

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