Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Damage due to a hurricane in Connecticut, United States. Cars parked on a street. Buildings in the background. Fallen trees in the area. A rubbled building. A flooded area. Firemen dousing a fire in a building. Aerial view of a rubbled area. Wrecked ships at a coast. Men working nearby.
Marty Gilman's practice dummies for football game tactics manufactured in Gilman, Connecticut. Marty Gilman cuts dummy material and makes the coast to coast famous dummies. Two men take the dummies out and practice football tactics.
Footballs match of Hanover (Indians) with the Eli (Bulldog) in New Haven, Connecticut. 70 000 football fans come to watch the game. Hanover Indians win the match against Bulldog with a score of 24-6. Captain MacLeod stars for the Big Green.
Baseball events in 1938 in the United States. Closeup of Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds followed by scenes of him pitching during his two back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, respectively. Spectators seated in the stands. Legendary baseball player, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, now a Brooklyn Dodger coach, is seen donning a Dodger uniform. He hits a ball on the sidelines during warmups. View of fans seated in the stands. Baseball team New York Yankees in its dugout during the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Yankees defeat Cubs. New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy shakes hands with Chicago Cubs Manager Gabby Hartnett after New York wins the World Series in four games straight. New York Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, is seen in a box seat, wearing a large-brimed hat. He holds his nose and waves a hand in distain. The spectators in the stands cheer. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
St. Louis Cardinals baseball team practices at spring training, 1938, in St. Petersburg Florida. Shots of team warming up in stadium. Shot of pitcher Paul Dean posing with his brother, Hall of Fame pitcher Dizzy Dean. Closeups of Dizzy Dean smiling, throwing. Shot of Cardinals manager and Hall of Fame second baseman Frankie Frisch. Cardinal player hits fly ball, palm trees in background. Outfielder and Hall of Famer Joe Medwick catches ball. Two young boys intently watch the action. Pitcher Lon Warneke (#18) throws. Outfielder Pepper Martin (#1) bunts and races down to first base. (Note: Dizzy Dean, who had a sore arm, would be traded to the Chicago Cubs just before the start of the 1938 season.)