Footage of baseball's 1954 All-Star Game at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Views of the nearly 70,000 in attendance, many in white shirts. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick smokes a cigarette. American League president Will Harridge nods to the camera. American League manager Casey Stengel (L) shakes hands with National League manager Walter Alston before the game. National League players stand on top step of dugout. Good closeups of four NL stars: Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella. American League players stand on top step of their dugout. Good closeups of three AL stars: Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Yogi Berra. More views of crowd. Closeup of Cleveland Indians third baseman Al Rosen. Rosen (#7) hits home run, scoring himself and Berra. The Cincinnati Reds' Gus Bell (#25) counters with a home run for the National League, scoring himself and Mays. Fans scramble for the ball. Red Schoendist of the St. Louis Cardinals tries to steal home but is called out by the umpire. National League coach Leo Durocher vehemently argues the call to no avail. Later, Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox (#2) gets hit to drive in two runs. American League would win the game 11-9.
City of Cleveland in Ohio United States. Major productions are iron and steel. Elevated views from a tall building looking out over the city center buildings and streets below. Euclid Avenue Street, one of the famous streets. View of Sailors and Soldiers Monument in Cleveland Public Square, fountain, pedestrians walking in Cleveland, and streetcars on busy streets. Slate notes that the Cleveland street railway systems have attracted nationwide attention for their fixed 3 cent rate of fair, as long as the returns permit a 6% dividend upon an arbitrated valuation of the railway properties. Statue of founder General Moses Cleveland in the center of the city.
Newsreel shows baseball's Cleveland Indians at spring training in Tucson Arizona, March 1954. This Indians team would go on to win the American League pennant with a league-record 111 wins before losing the World Series. Opening shows manager Al Lopez, with cowboy hat and whip, riding a stagecoach into training camp. Sign above reads "Direct Route to the Pennant." Shot of pitchers (L-R) Mike Garcia, Early Wynn, and Bob Feller simultaneously throwing a pitch. Individual shots of Garcia, Wynn and Lemon throwing. Shot of Feller talking with fellow pitcher Hal Newhouser. Shot of three men challenging for first base position: Rocky Nelson, Luke Easter and Bill Glynn. Final shot of Lopez with whip on stagecoach.
The work of black American civil rights leaders in the United States. Mayor Carl Burton Stokes, political leader in Cleveland, along with other officials at a formal gathering where former General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. takes oath of service as Public Safety Director and assumes duties in Cleveland. A board in the background reads 'City Of Cleveland'. Black and white police officers take oath of service. Carl Burton Stokes speaks to the people of Cleveland Ohio on snowy ground about a new hospital or hospital addition, and then sits in a moving bulldozer with a nurse and the machine operator.
State Capitol building in Ohio United States. Views of downtown Columbus, the state capital. People walking in the State University campus. Crowd of city people in the Ohio stadium. Ohio State Fair scenes. 'Ohio Welcomes You-ENTRANCE' seen on the gates of the State Fair. Men brushing a cow. City of Cleveland and buildings seen by Lake Erie. Rail terminal, train, busy downtown streets. People getting onto trains. Iron ore port is seen. Lake freighter coming to the port. Huge cranes loading raw materials in freighter. Birth place of Thomas A Edison, inventor of electric light bulb. Man in lighting institute shows working of light bulbs. World's smallest bulb at the tip of thin stick. Memorial to Wilbur and Orville Wright brothers,inventors of air planes. Air planes flying during the Cleveland Air Races annual sky carnival. View and sound of early jet plane. People watching air show.
An airplane carries passengers over the industrial area of Cleveland. Three men stand near a plane. Sign on the plane reads - 'Detroit - Cleveland Airline, Operated by... Air Services, Inc.' Interior of the plane shows passengers sitting near the windows. A man sits in co-pilot's seat. Plane in flight. Aerial view of the industrial area of Cleveland which is also known as The Forest City.