Newsreel clip on baseball's 1958 World Series, a rematch of the '57 Series -- the Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. Views of County Stadium, the site for games one and two, and the capacity crowd of 46,000 inside. Yankee manager Casey Stengel and Braves manager Fred Haney shake hands before the game, as do game one starting pitchers Warren Spahn of the Braves and Whitey Ford of the Yanks. In top of the fourth inning, the Yankees' Bill Skowron hits a home run to left field. In the bottom of the fourth, hits by Del Crandall, Andy Pafko and Spahn put Braves on top 2-1. Hank Bauer (seen in closeup) hits two-run homer for Yankees. Braves tie the game and send into extra innings, where hits by Crandall and Billy Bruton win it 4-3 in the tenth. Braves celebrate on field. Announcer notes that the Braves also won game two and moved "toward another world's championship." But Yankees would come from behind to win the series in seven games.
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."
Review of the 1958 baseball season. Clip opens with Ebbets Field in Brooklyn and Polo Grounds in New York sitting empty after the Dodgers and Giants left for the West Coast. The teams are welcomed by parades and thousands of cheering fans in Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. The season ends with the Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees in the World Series for the second straight year. In game 7 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Bill Skowron hits a home run to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead. Mickey Mantle catches the final out in center field as the Yankees clinch the game and series and celebrate as they run to the dugout.
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.)
Baltimore hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the first time in 1958. 48,000 fans, most in white shirts, crowd Memorial Stadium for the game. Managers Fred Haney of the National League and Casey Stengel of the American League pose for cameras. With game tied 3-3 in the sixth inning, American League gets two men on base after National League mishandles infield roller by Ted Williams. Yankee Gil McDougald (seen in closeup) hits a bloop single to score Frank Malzone and put American League ahead 4-3, which would be the final score. Baltimore fans cheer Oriole pitcher Billy O'Dell, who pitched a scoreless final three innings to earn a save. Del Crandall of Milwaukee Braves pops up for the final out.