Scenes from game 7 of the World Series in 1934: Detroit Tigers, of Detroit, Michigan play against the St. Louis Cardinals from St. Louis, Missouri, at Navin Field in Detroit Michigan. The players include Frankie Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, Dizzy Dean and Joe "Ducky" Medwick. The players playing the game. Notable persons watching the game include: Henry Ford, son Edsel Ford, Will Rogers and R Judge Landis (Kenesaw Mountain Landis), the first Commissioner of Major League Baseball. A large crowd of spectators watch the game in the stadium. Fans throw pop bottles and fruit onto the field in the 6th inning of game 7 after Cardinals star Ducky Wucky Medwick slides into the Detroit 3rd baseman Marv Owen. Medwick is removed from the game by Commissioner Landis. St. Louis Cardinals with its infamous "Gashouse Gang" win the game and the series. From a "25 years ago today" retrospective in a UN newsreel, dated September 24, 1959.
Newsreel clip from "Ford News" about opening day of the 1934 baseball season at Detroit's Navin Field. View of the crowd as announcer says 24,000 turned out on a frigid day. Shots of pregame ceremonies, with parade and raising of the American flag. Firefighters present trophy that will go to team's most valuable player. Tigers manager and catcher Mickey Cochrane smiles at huge floral display showing his likeness, and is later given a new car by Ford Motor Company. Camera pans across Tigers players in warmup jackets, standing on steps of the dugout. Mayor Frank Cousins throws out first pitch. Game starts, White Sox third baseman Jimmy Dykes singles to score Luke Appling. Another White Sox player grounds out. In sixth inning, Cochrane slides into third after a hit by Goose Goslin. (Note smokestack pumping out black smoke in background.) After Cochrane scores, Hank Greenberg hits a double to score Goslin. A smiling Cochrane holds a bat in the dugout. Shots taken from unusual angle show other Tigers scoring and running bases. Clip ends with title card saying "See the Ford News at this theatre every week."
In Detroit Financial District, people in front of First State Bank Building at 751 Griswold at Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan. (The building was designed by Albert Kahn and Corrado Parducci, and later housed the Olde Discount Corporation). Interior of First State Bank Building, Detroit. Street view of First National Building under construction at 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (for First National Bank and other tenants). Automobile traffic on streets of Detroit. People leave Sweetest Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Church, located on Russell Street at the corner of East Canfield avenue, in a historic Polish parish. (The neighborhood at the time was predominantely Polish.) In the distance is another Polish parish and Saint Josaphat Church located on East Canfield at the corner of Hastings Street (which is now the I 75 freeway). Heavy traffic on a main boulevard. Children play in playground on swings and slides. People and pigeons in a park. Heavy traffic on a street. Large crowd on shore and others in canoes in water at Belle Isle. Crowd streams through gate at dock to board the steamship ferry "Columbia" of the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company, with sign "Bob-Lo Route" on the side. Boblo Steamship SS Columbia (designed by Frank Kirby) filled with passengers underway on the Detroit River bound for Bob-Lo Island in Ontario Canada.
Streamlined train from Burlington called the Zephyr seen at railroad station in Detroit Michigan. People detrain. Men examining the exit doors and wheels of the gasoline powered train. Men sitting in club car at rear of the train. Michigan Central railroad executives pose with and congratulate Burlington company executives.
A baseball game being played at Navin Field, in Detroit, Michigan. Based on the uniforms, the size of the crowd, and the action seen in the clip, this is very likely the second game of a doubleheader played by the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox May 30, 1916, on the holiday then known as Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). Clip opens with shots of one White Sox player, two Tigers players hitting. Camera pans across packed stands. Tigers outfielder and Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (with split grip on bat) reaches out to get a hit. White Sox catcher Ray Schalk removes mask, gets ready for throw. Detroit player tries to score; Schalk receives the ball, applies the tag. Umpire's call is difficult to discern. Action shifts to an overhead view. Three White Sox players score on a hit, the last one sliding past an attempted tag by Detroit catcher Oscar Stanage. Detroit pitcher Harry Coveleski gets final out of the inning. Detroit player reaches first base on infield error. The next batter pokes a ball over first baseman for a single. Other Tigers players hit. The Tigers would win this game 9-8.
Phil Wood brother of motorboat builder Garfield 'Gar' Arthur Wood greets Italian speedboat pilot Prince Carto Ruspoli in Detroit, Michigan. Prince Carto Ruspoli poses. Wood meets Ruspoli. Prince shakes hand with Wood. They both talk. Phil Wood thanks him for saving his life in Venice.