Crane lifts smashed aircraft engines (Pratt and Whitney R-1340-10) following crash of the first aircraft assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station, St. Petersburg, Florida. The aircraft bears the identification: Coast Guard 131. It is a Douglas RD-4 Dolphin amphibian named Mizar.The fuselage (missing empennage) is lifted by crane and guided by coast guardsmen. Later, the wing is moved separately by crane, along the pier.
Newsreel entitled "Babe Gets a New Bat." Shows American baseball legend Babe Ruth playing golf at a St. Petersburg Florida golf course in 1930 with his wife, the former Claire Hodgson. The couple exit clubhouse with unidentified man; pose for camera on a breezy, sunny day; Claire holds up flowers for Babe to smell; Babe takes first shot while others in the background watch; the Ruths walk across golf course. (NOTE: St. Petersburg was where Ruth's team, the New York Yankees, held spring training most of the time between 1925 and 1960.)
Gambling ship underway off the coast in St Petersburg,Florida. Steamer Monte Carlo underway off the coast in St Petersburg. Passengers gamble at the roulette wheel. Croupier spins the wheel. He arranges coins for the players at the gambling table. Officers arrest the gamblers.
A golf match between players of baseball teams the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics in St. Petersburg, Florida. People watch the match. The match starts and the players take their first shots. A coach teaches a player how to play. Mervin Shea of the Tigers wins the match and stands with a trophy. Llyod Brown of Philadelphia is the runner-up.
New York Yankees players run onto the field at spring training for 1956 baseball season. Yankee manager Casey Stengel follows. Shots of Yankee pitchers Tommy Byrne and Mickey McDermott warming up. Catcher Yogi Berra catches a ball. Outfielder Hank Bauer takes swings in batting cage. First baseman Joe Collins scoops up a grounder. Shortstop Phil Rizzuto smiles. Gil McDougald and Mickey Mantle swing in batting cage. (Note: '56 Yankees would win the American League pennant, then win the World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers four games to three. )
New York Yankees baseball team in spring training. Players fast-walk onto field, pick up baseball bats. Brief close up of Yankees manager Joe McCarthy. Long shot of players catching and throwing baseballs, including #21 Spud Chandler and #24 Ivy Andrews. Shot of longtime Yankees shortstop and coach Frankie Crosetti (#1) throwing. Shot of Yankees pitcher and Hall of Famer Red Ruffing (with dimple on chin). Overhead view of exhibition game.