Newsreel clip entitled "Dodgers Win World Series," shows highlights from game 6 of the 1959 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Shot of packed stands at Chicago's Comiskey Park. White Sox ace pitcher Early Wynn gives up walk to Wally Moon and home run to Duke Snider. Snider seen rounding third as announcer notes this is his 11th World Series home run, a National League record. In fourth inning, Wynn gives up run-scoring hit to Maury Wills and is replaced by Dick Donovan, who gives up run-scoring double to Charlie Neal and home run to Wally Moon. White Sox first baseman Ted Kluszewski, in his famous sleeveless jersey, slugs a three-run homer into the right field stands to score the Sox' only runs of the day. Dodgers bring on pitcher Larry Sherry to retire Luis Aparicio and end the White Sox threat. Dodgers go on and win 9-3 to clinch the series ( their first world championship since leaving Brooklyn for the West Coast after the 1957 season).
Newsreel clip on baseball's July 7, 1959 All-Star Game -- the first of two games played that year. Clip opens with view of the 35,000 fans jammed into PIttsburgh's Forbes Field for the daytime game. With score tied 1-1 in the seventh inning, the Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks (seen in brief closeup) hits a long drive off the left field wall, runs into second for a double. Milwaukee's Del Crandall then singles to score Banks and give the National League a 2-1 lead. Fans stand and cheer as the Pittsburgh Pirates' Bill Mazeroski comes to bat. Mazeroski gets hit to left field to score Crandall. In the eighth inning, the Chicago White Sox' Nellie Fox gets a single to ignite a rally. The Baltimore Orioles Gus Triandos hits a double to put American League in front 4-3. But in the bottom of the eighth, hits by Ken Boyer and Hank Aaron tie the game. Then Willie Mays (seen in closeup) hits a long drive just beyond the reach of the center fielder. Forbes Field's ivy-covered outfield wall seen in the shot. Mays' triple scores Aaron to put National League on top 5-4. Brief view of the scoreboard. In the ninth inning, Harvey Kuenn pops up to the end the game.
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.
Film opens with hazy aerial views of Chicago Illinois. Scene shifts to views from vehicle driving on Chicago highway. A road sign reads"Des Plaines River Rd exits 1/2 mile ahead." A Boeing 727 commercial airliner is seen overhead with wheels down as it descends to land. Some 1960s cars drive past. View back, of the airliner descending above the highway, and of truck and cars passing the camera vehicle. Overhead road sign reads "Chicago Downtown 15 Miles." View of the Chicago skyline of buildings on Lake Michigan waterfront. View from slow moving aircraft of the Wrigley Building; the Michigan Avenue Bridge across the Chicago River; and the Tribune Tower. Camera continues to pan to East and then at building with "United Insurance" written near its top. Camera then swirls downward to river and bridges directly below and then back up from street and down again, ending on avenue near building displaying two American flags.
Buildings of the Chicago University, Chicago. Metallurgical Laboratory in the university campus. Eckhart Hall in the foreground. Ryerson Hall Physical Laboratory in the background. A man comes out from the entrance to Ekhart Hall. Lettering 'Eckhart Hall' above the entrance.
American aviator Howard Hughes at an airfield in Chicago Illinois. Hughes poses in front of his parked, rented Northrop Gamma 2G (NR13761), as he prepares to set a new flight speed record from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Men stand nearby. Airport terminal buildings in the background. Hughes boards the airplane. Hughes in the cockpit of the Northrop Gamma 2G aircraft. Several men stand near the airplane. The airplane taxis and takes off and in flight overhead. It reached Los Angeles in 8 hours and 10 minutes, setting a new speed record for east-to-west flight between Chicago and Los Angeles.