Newsreel clip entitled "World Series: Yanks and Giants Tied Up at Two Games Each." Highlights from games three and four of baseball's 1951 World Series at the New York Giants' stadium in Manhattan, the Polo Grounds. Many fans chomping on snacks, smoking cigars or cigarettes. Fans dangle their feet over edge of the upper deck. Close up of Giants rookie star and future Hall of Famer Willie Mays. Mays singles to right field, scoring Bobby Thomson from second base. Giants fans stand and cheer; black man in hat shouts "That's my boy!" Later, Giants' Eddie Stanky kicks ball out of the glove of Yankees' Phil Rizzuto's glove, advances to third. Giants' Monte Irvin drives in Alvin Dark with infield hit. Giants' Whitey Lockman hits three-run homer. Fans cheer, teammates welcome Lockman at home plate. Giants win game 6-2. Action shifts to game four, still at Polo Grounds. Yankees' Bobby Brown hits long fly to center field. Willie Mays catches it but falls down, allowing Yankees' Gene Woodling to run to third. Joe Collins scores Woodling with a single. In the fifth inning, Yankees' Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio hits a home run to left field, scoring himself and fellow Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who jumps excitedly as he runs around the bases. Fans cheer as Yankees greet DiMaggio in dugout. Yankees win game, 6-2, and would go on to win the series, four games to two.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
Car with letters of radio station WMCA drives by. Announcer says baseball is one of the station's most popular programs; the station broadcasts home games of the New York Giants. Large crowds enter the Giants' stadium, the Polo Grounds. View of packed stands as announcer is seen talking into microphone. Fans enthusiastically cheer action from a Giants baseball game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Clip transitions to other WMCA programs. Announcer interviews man on busy sidewalk at dusk during program 'Man on the Street'. Theatre marquee in background advertises movie "Ten Tall Men" starring Burt Lancaster. Dancers in public park do a 'square dance' broadcast by the station. View of many couples participating in the square dance. Madison Square Garden marquee at night.
"City Pastorale" shows citizens of New York hurrying about their business during workday on a street in New York City. Vehicular traffic and pedestrians. People riding on the subway. Views of workaday foot traffic along New York sidewalk. Macy's department store. Racks of clothes being wheeled along the streets and sidewalks. Scenes of New Yorkers in hectic activity. In contrast, are shown peaceful scenic views of New York City. Penthouse gardens. Clothes drying on a rooftop line. People entering a number of different churches in Manhattan, New York. A woman in a garden. A man and a boy sit and read newspapers in the garden. The young boy looks at the "funny papers" (comic strips). A man walks with a child on a sidewalk. Cars parked. People chatting on the sidewalk of a New York city street. The Chrysler Building and nearby skyscrapers. People taking pictures with handheld cameras at a playground. Families with babies. Children playing in a park. Quiet streets. Car drives beneath an elevated train. Men walk on a ramp. People relax on beaches. Older women gathered together on the beach talking, while boys play in the sand at the edge of the surf. A huge crowd seated in a baseball stadium and watching a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, including a shot of Giants pitcher, #36 ( Mickey McGowan ?), throwing from the mound and, in another scene, Giants #23 (Clint Hartung ?) batting and striking out. Views of the fans watching the baseball game, including some men in suits and boys sitting together in the bleachers watching the game and eating ice cream on a stick. Visitors stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Start of baseball game in Yankee Stadium. New York Giants rookie star Willie Mays catches fly ball, runs to infield. Yankee great Joe DiMaggio catches fly ball near 461 Ft. sign and center field monuments. DiMaggio fields a single. Interior shot of Yankee Stadium with packed stands. Exterior shots of Yankee Stadium with crowd filing in. Brief shots of several players swinging bats, including Giants' Davey Williams, Yankees' Johnny Hopp, DiMaggio, and Yankees rookie star Mickey Mantle. All film presumably shot during the Yankees-Giants 1951 World Series.
Film begins showing location of New York City on a world globe, at the mouth of the Hudson River on the East Coast of the United States. It transitions to an aerial view of the Southern tip of Manhattan Island at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers and slowly shows views moving Northward along the Hudson River. Piers along the Hudson are visible. Scene shifts to above those piers, looking South at the cluster of Manhattan skyscraper buildings, and beyond to New York Harbor, the borough of Queens, and Brooklyn, and beyond to Long Island in the misty distance. Next the skyscrapers are seen from Queens,across the East River. A large ocean liner is seen underway in New York Harbor, among ferry boats, barges, and tugboats. The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background. An animated map shows regions around New York and traces the Hudson and Mohawk valleys into the Great Lakes. The map is then overlaid with numerous lines representing transportation routes by lend, water, and air. View of Brooklyn Bridge, wharfs, and Manhattan skyline in hazy background. Seagoing freighters loading and unloading at New York's piers. A truck and other cargoes being moved by cranes. Passenger trains moving in the New York city area. View of the famous Beaux-Arts style Penn Station by architects McKim, Mead, and White, at West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan. Train station interior crowded with travelers and commuters. Commercial aircraft taxiing at a New York area airport. Closeup of two young children watching the planes. Passengers deplaning from a large aircraft. Sign for Peruvian International Airways atop an airport building. A Swissair passenger plane being serviced. Passengers boarding a TWA Lockheed Constellation airplane. A family watching airplanes from an airport observation deck. The Lockheed Constellation starting its engines. A Douglas DC-4 aircraft taxis out and takes off, as several boys watch from the observation deck. Closeup of another group of boys watching planes from the observation deck. Aerial view of Manhattan skyscraper buildings from an overflying airplane. Traffic at Times Square. The Astor Hotel at the left and the Times building straight ahead. Several other street scenes in Manhattan, crowded with pedestrians. A view residential apartment houses along Park Avenue. Views of African Americans crowding the sidewalks in Harlem. Views of "Little Italy" in the lower East side of Manhattan, where Italian restaurants and other businesses are seen. Chinatown is seen with some of the business signs in Chinese. A man of Chinese heritage reading a letter. Asian American children playing together in a neighborhood. New high rise apartment buildings are seen replacing older homes in parts of Manhattan. Mothers wheeling their children on sidewalks in one of the new neighborhoods.