Newsreel clip on Minnesota welcoming major league baseball to the state in April 1961. Exterior views of Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the new Minnesota Twins. Banner reads "The Minnesota Twins Welcome You." Announcer notes team is playing in Bloomington, seven miles from each of the state's two major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. View of 25,000 spectators, most bundled up for a chilly day, inside stadium for the home opener against the Washington Senators. Those on hand include baseball commissioner Ford Frick, American League president Joe Cronin, and Minnesota Governor Elmer Andersen. Announcer notes the previous Washington team moved to Minnesota and was replaced with a new Senators team in Washington. Dignitaries walk on field trailed by Minnesota manager Cookie Lavagetto and Washington manager Mickey Vernon. Dignitaries raise the American flag. Governor Andersen kisses a baseball and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Announcer notes Twins lost this game, but says "Who cares?" because Minnesota is in the big leagues.
Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open Championship after holing a 40 feet putt at Interlachen Country Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bobby Jones tees off. People follow the ball. A crowd at the golf course. Bobby Jones is presented the championship trophy.
A football match between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Northwestern Wildcats in Minneapolis, Minnesota. People gather in a stadium to watch the match. The match in progress. Balloons flying in the sky. People cheering. The Minnesota Golden Gophers win the match 21-13.
Delegates from the Pan American Highway Commission travel northward in Minnesota, United States during a visit to various states. A bridge over the Upper Mississippi River near St. Paul is visible with a small sign identifying the waterway as the Mississippi River. The bridge has multiple metal trusses atop stone pilings. People greet the Commission delegates in a small town. View of Minnesota Governor J.A.O. Preus enjoying a drink with commission delegates and towns people near a town gazebo. The town may be Garrison, Isle, Malmo Township, Vineland, Wahkon, or Wealthwood Township, Minnesota, as there is also a view over the banks of Mille Lacs Lake near which all of these towns are situated.
A football game in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A large number of spectators seated in a stadium to watch a football game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Purdue Boilermakers. The match in progress. The Purdue Boilermakers win the match 23-14.
Minnesota Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The unbeaten teams of the Big Ten clash in a football game. A record crowd in the stadium. The spectators cheer and shout. The game progresses. Minnesota beats Iowa and moves into the Big Ten lead with a terrific 27-10 victory.