Newsreel clip on the Chicago White Sox baseball team clinching their first American League pennant in 40 years in 1959. Clip opens with crowd filing into Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, which is decorated with a giant smiling Indian (the team's logo). Scenes from game: White Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio doubles into the right-field corner to score Bubba Phillips, who slides to beat a throw to home. (Note photographers standing just a few feet away from the plate.) Billy Goodman doubles to score Aparicio. Two fans in white shirts, smoking cigars, intently watch the game. White Sox manager Al Lopez, in dugout, waves a fielder over to a different position. Indians load the bases in the ninth inning. White Sox call on Gerry Staley to get final outs. Staley throws one pitch and Vic Power of the Indians hits into a double play, ending the game. White Sox players celebrate in the clubhouse, pouring beer on each other's heads. Player in hat does a goofy dance.
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.
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.
American footballs match between Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Ohio.
Eagles beat the Browns by 31-29. Large crowd gather to see the match.