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.
Slate says "After Jack saw a South Sea Island picture made near Fort Lauderdale, the effect startled his whole family." View of a sandy beach. A young boy enters the frame dressed in a girl's hula costume with grass skirt, lei, and flowers in his hair. He dances a hula dance on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
College students celebrate their term end at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Students walk on pathways. Cars pass by. They drink beer at a bar. Notice on wall reads 'I am drunk What's your excuse'. Students dance. Crowd on beach. Palm trees on beach.
College students on their vacations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Students from all over the country enjoy their college vacations. Street dances and other activities organized for the students. Students enjoy on a beach. Cars parked on the street.
U.S. troops moving into position along the southern Atlantic coast. A girl is pulled through window of transport train, saying goodbye to troops. Rail crossing at night, man with signal light. Train past carrying military equipment and United States troops toward Southern Atlantic coast. Formation of United States fighter planes in the sky. Views at Naval Air Station Florida, with fighter jets landing and missiles loaded on planes. Aerial views of airfields showing massed aircraft and hospital equipment and ambulances on airfields by October 20th, particularly in Florida bases.
Events held in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighters in flight. A sign reads 'NAS KEY WEST'. A USAF F-104 Starfighter supersonic interceptor aircraft makes a landing. USAF F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bombers are armed by airmen at an airfield. Aerial view of a base in Florida showing USAF airplanes in place. Aerial view of air evacuation equipment at a field. Surface to air missiles are readied at a beach. A radar in operation. Barbed wire obstacles are set up along a beach by U.S. troops. A USAF RB-66 Destroyer reconnaissance aircraft takes off from an airstrip. U.S. Marines reach U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Americans are evacuated from Guantanamo as a precautionary measure. View of a baseball game.