Newsreel clip on game four of baseball's 1957 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Braves at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Exterior view of the stadium, surrounded by big 1950s-style cars. Shots of Braves' teepee and Indian logos. Closeup of Elston Howard, the first black man to play for the Yankees. Howard hits a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game. Medium shot of fans in the stands. The Yankees go ahead in the top of the tenth but Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews blasts a three-run homer in the bottom of tenth to win the game and even the series at 2-2. Mathews mobbed by jubilant teammates at home plate.
Patsy, a polar bear, and her eleventh cub are viewed by zoo visitors, and play in the outdoor exhibit at the Washington Park Zoo (later renamed the Milwaukee County Zoo) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Note: Sultana was a famous polar bear at the Washington Park Zoo who had 11 cubs after introduction to the zoo in 1912. Some viewers have suggested that this bear is Sultana with one of her cubs. However, the March 12 1934 Universal Newsreels original documentation released to theaters with this newsreel reads specifically: "Milwaukee, Wis. -- Patsy, queen of the Arctic bruins at the Washington Park Zoo, introduces her eleventh child to the public."
Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox vies for the major league batting title with Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees. Mickey Mantle seen seated in the Yankee dugout next to manager, Casey Stengel. Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox walking across ball field in front of the camera. Ted Williams, at bat, hits a long drive. (Note: Williams won the batting title for the year, with an average of .388 and Mantle was runnerup with .365.) Scene changes to 7th game of the 1957 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees, on October 10th, 1957. Braves pitcher, Lew Burdette, rubs a ball, as he stands on the mound. View of the final pitch, and play of the game that retires the Yankee side and wins the series for the Braves, whose players rush onto the field to celebrate with Burdette. Fans spill onto the field from the stands.
(Note: Lew Burdette, started three games, won three games, threw two shutouts,and was named most valuable player in this 1957 World Series.)
Strike at the Allis Chalmers factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The United Auto Workers (UAW), a labor union-Congress of industrial Organizations(CIO) workers carry flags of America and of CIO as they move in huge crowd. Views of the Allis Chalmers plant and smoke comes out of the smoke stack. The crowd advances and a car being driven amidst the crowd. Horse driven carriage carry people. Governor of Wisconsin Julius Peter Heil walks from the crowd. He calls for help and closes the plant. Rear of a car having a spoiled glass. Police force controls the crowd. Police sprays water on the protesting workers . Crowd runs all around the area. A damaged police vehicle. Worker throw stones at the vehicles.
Newsreel clip on the Braves, Milwaukee's first Major League Baseball team, arriving in town for the first time. Girls in theme sweaters hold theme bags to welcome the team. Club owner Lou Perini and Mayor Frank Zeidler wait for the team's arrival. Men lay out a red carpet for the team. Men, women, and children wait to receive and welcome the players. The team arrives at the Union Station. Team manager Charlie Grimm and the players get off the train. A large crowd gathered to witness the event. Players in convertibles ride through city streets crammed with tens of thousands of people. Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Braves Drive for the day) flanked by people on either side. Players, in civilian clothes, wave to the crowds. (Note: the Braves had just moved from Boston. They would stay in Milwaukee only 13 years before moving to Atlanta.)
1957 World Series game 1 baseball between New York Yankees and Milwaukee Braves at Yankee Stadium in New York. People crowd outside the stadium. The spectators enter the stadium to watch the game. The fans seated in the stands. Yankees manager Casey Stengel and Braves manager Fred Haney pose. The spectators in the stand. Legion Junior League star Freddy Prox throws in the game ball to start the game. The baseball game underway. Warren Spahn of Braves pitching in the 5th inning as Jerry Coleman gets his second hit with a single. With two outs, Hank Bauer hits a double to center field past Hank Aaron, and Coleman scores the first run of the game. in the 6th Inning Yankees' Nelson Howard hits a single. Yogi Berra is walked by Spahn. Andy Carey then gets a single and Howard scores, making the score 2-0 Yankees leading. Next shows more fans cheering, then Jerry Coleman facing Braves pitcher Ernie Johnson. Johnson bunts and Yogi Berra scores from third. In the 7th inning, Wes Covington hits a double off of pitcher Whitey Ford. Covington later scores, but the Braves fall to the Yankees by a score of 3 to 1.