High speed winds blow at northern coast of Spain in Donostia-San Sebastián, in the Basque country province of Gipuzkoa. A truck passes on road. Water splashes onto streets of city.
Scenes from 1962 World Series baseball action in the United States. San Francisco Giants meet the New York Yankees. Chuck Hiller, a Giants player makes the first National league grand slam ever in World Series play. New York Yankee Tom Tresh gets a 3 run home run in game 5. As play shifts to San Francisco, it rains for a long time delaying continuation of the series. Giants Willie McCovey hits one to Yankee Bobby Richardson for the final out and the New York Yankees win the World Series. Footage from a newsreel released December 24, 1962.
Newsreel clip on game 7 of baseball's 1962 World Series between San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. View of 44,000 fans jamming Candlestick Park for this deciding game. In the fifth inning, Yankees' Bill Skowron singles to left field. Clete Boyer's single (fielded by Willie Mays) sends Skowron to third. After a walk, Giant pitcher Jack Sanford gets the Yankees' Tony Kubek to hit into a double play that scores Skowron. View of scoreboard with ad for Taryton Cigarettes. In seventh, the Giants' Willie Mays hits a long drive toward the left-field corner but Yankees' Tom Tresh makes running catch. Next up, Willie McCovey hits a triple to deep center field over Mickey Mantle's head. But Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry strikes out Orlando Cepeda to end the threat. In ninth, with Yankees leading 1-0, Giants' Matty Alou bunts an infield single. Two outs later, Willie Mays approaches batter box, hits a double down the right-field line. Yankee outfielder Roger Maris stops the ball and throws it in, preventing Alou from coming around third to score tying run. Crowd cheers. Terry pitches, Giants' Willie McCovey hits line drive right at Yankees Bobby Richardson, who catches it to end the game and clinch the title for the Yankees. Yankees mob pitcher Terry on field. Announcer notes this is the Yankees' 20th world championship.
A film based on events held in different nations prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 16, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. A Columbus Day Parade in the United States prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis shows girls dancing along a street and a band playing. A crowd lining up a street. Flags of the U.S. held by marching men. A crowd cheers at a baseball game between the Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. A little girl in calipers becomes the poster girl for March of Dimes (polio charity). The First Lady of the United States Jackie Kennedy with children of foreign diplomats. Fireworks in Uganda celebrating independence. A torchlight vigil held in Vatican.
Players prepare for the 1962 baseball season at spring training camps. Members of the New York Yankees run onto field in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Brief shots of star Yankee pitchers Whitey Ford and Luis Arroyo chatting. Rare shot of Hall of Famer Robin Roberts in Yankee uniform, trying to catch on with New York after being released by Philadelphia Phillies. Shot of rookies Phil Linz and Tom Tresh, both of whom would make the team. Fans in stands applaud as sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris take swings in the batting cage. Maris and Mantle pose for photographers. Scene shifts to the first training camp of the Houston Colt 45's in Apache Junction, Arizona. The Colt 45s, later renamed the Astros, were one of two new National League teams that year. Manager Paul Richards and coach Harry Craft watch players from dugout. Mountains visible in background as pitchers Jim Umbricht, Bobby Shantz and Dick Ferrell warm up. Third baseman Jim McDaniel fields a ground ball during infield practice. Scene shifts to the San Francisco Giants' training camp in Phoenix Arizona. Harvey Kuenn, Willie Mays, Matty Alou and Felipe Alou pose with bats for the camera. Giants pitchers each take a turn pitching, the last one being former Yankee Don Larsen. Kuenn and Mays lash hits in batting cage. Final scene is in St. Petersburg Florida, where the expansion New York Mets are holding their first spring training. Manager Casey Stengel talks with his coaches and shows off the Mets uniform. Shots of pitchers Roger Craig and Jay Hook throwing. Shots of shortstop Felix Mantilla, second baseman Charlie Neal and first baseman Gil Hodges doing infield practice. Announcer says the Mets' pep "should raise the expectations of New York fans" -- an ironic statement, given the Mets would lose 120 games that year, still a Major League Baseball record.
Spanish Guerillas board a truck. Spanish Republican troops advance with artillery towed by bullock carts. Soldiers cross a small bridge. They advance uphill. Republican soldiers fire artillery in San Sebastian. Rain is falling and ground is wet. Water pooled in the streets. A line of guerillas fire rifles from a ditch. A building damaged by artillery. A soldier inside the building with a rifle in hand. Rebels resting in front of a building in Ciprian, Spain. A wooden case of Mauser rifles is nearby. Several Government soldiers pose by a truck containing a field artillery piece. Rebels in a truck. Rebels winding their way into the hills and treating a wounded comrade during the Spanish Civil War.