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.
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.
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.
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.
Newsreel clip previewing Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees at spring training prior to 1951 baseball season. The defending National League champion Phillies trained that year in Clearwater Florida. Players pose under sign that reads "Home of the Fightin' Phlilies." Shot of team owner Robert Carpenter and manager Eddie Sawyer. Shots of pitchers Robin Roberts, Jim Konstanty and Bubba Church warming up. Hitters seen in batting cage include Willie Jones, Eddie Waitkus and Andy Seminick. Clip shifts to Yankees' spring training in Phoenix, Arizona, where team holds up numbers and letters reading "1950 Champs" to mark their victory over the Phillies in the World Series. Manager Casey Stengel puts on cowboy hat and strikes a funny pose for the camera. Yankee players also don the hats, including 1950 American League MVP Phil Rizzuto and soon-to-be 1951 MVP Yogi Berra. Stengel talks with group of six Yankee rookies, including future Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle at far right. Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio points bat at camera, smiles by batting cage.
"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.