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.
Highlights from two Boston Red Sox-Minnesota Twins games in 1967 that decided the American League pennant. The scoreboard at Boston's Fenway Park. U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey from Minnesota and and U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts stand in the Red Sox' dugout. The crowd cheers. Carl Yastrzemski hits 44th home run to win the first game for the Red Sox as the crowd goes wild. In game two, Fenway Park scoreboard shows game tied 2-2 in the sixth inning. Red Sox take the lead on infield hit, wild pitch and another infield hit. In ninth inning, the Sox get final out on a popup caught by shortstop Rico Petroceli. Fans celebrate Boston's first baseball title in two decades and storm field, where they mob winning pitcher Jim Lonborg (#16).
Tornado in Minnesota,United States. Aerial view of the damage in city after tornadoes. Damaged homes, buildings and farms. Rescue members search through ruins.
Severe cold in Midwest, United States. Snow covered road in Minnesota. Cars on road. Snow on roofs of houses. Sign board of a hotel besides road. A car covered with snow parked. Car goes through severe fog. A man cleans front screen of car. Car parked on road with heavy snows around it. A man removes snow with a spade. Car goes towards garage of a house. Heavy snow at road.
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.
Film opens with February 1st, 1967 Change of Command Ceremony for Commanders in Chief of U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC). General John Dale Ryan is assuming command from General Joseph J. Nazzaro. A color guard stands with American flag flanked by flags of Air Force, SAC, units, and award ribbons. A military marching band marches in front of a stage (reviewing stand) where Generals and guests are seated, including Generals Nazarro and Ryan, plus the Commanders of SAC's three Air Forces. Civilian leaders present included Nebraska Governor and Mrs. Norbert Tiemann. Closeup of General Ryan. View of Governor and Mrs. Tiemann standing amongst six Air Force Generals. A traditional ceremony for change of command ensues. The flag of outgoing General Nazzaro is furled and cased and the flag of incoming General Ryan is unfurled and uncased. The flag ceremony completes as the two Generals exchange positions. Views of Generals and guests. Closeup of General Nazzaro.The band plays and marches and a contingent of U.S. airmen march in review. General Nazzaro renders them a parting salute and then he and Ryan shake hands and both turn to greet the Governor and his wife.