United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt with newly appointed Cabinet at Griffith Stadium, Washington DC for a game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators. Views of parade and army band playing musical instruments. Band plays several songs, opening with part of Hail to the Chief. Many advertising signs seen all over the stadium. Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees presents authographed baseball equipment to the U.S. War Secretary Mr. George Dern and speaks to Secretary Dern telling him he has sent other autographed equipment to the servicemen, and that the ball and bat he's handing over are for Secretary Dern. Secretary Dern thanks Babe Ruth for the autographed equipment which he says will be used by the military service men in training during the summer.
Footage of Griffith Stadium, home of baseball's Washington Senators, circa 1949. A sign in film reads: '...the Senators do!' Camera then swings to empty stadium, with neighborhood buildings outside the stadium visible at right. View of small crowd watching the Senators play. Based on the uniforms, the opponent appears to be the St. Louis Browns. Senators player on first base takes off towards second on a hit ball. But the ball is caught in the outfield and the runner gets picked off returning to first base. Another player swings and misses at a pitch. People approach gate at Griffith Stadium.
1948 edition of the annual United States Congressional Baseball Game between Congressmen from Democratic and Republican parties, held at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. Democrats win the match 23-14 by defeating the Republicans.
President and Mrs.Calvin Coolidge standing at their box in Griffith Stadium to watch a baseball game between the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox, on April 12, 1927. The President takes off his overcoat and sits, after which everyone also sits down. The President stands to greet Senators manager, Stanley Raymond "Bucky" Harris, who shakes hands with the President and with the First Lady as she extends her hand. Harris gives a baseball to the President who pepares to throw the ceremonial "first pitch." Bucky Harris points to where the President should throw. Someone else steps forward and tells the President to throw in a different direction. He looks puzzled. Bucky Harris again reafirms the correct direction. Change of scene: President and Mrs. Coolidge standing with everyone else for the playing of the National Anthem.
The 1964 season-opening baseball game at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC. Spectators and fans in the stadium. The seal of the President of the United States. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson arrives to throw out the first pitch at the opening game of the season. Photographers take photos. President Johnson gives his autograph on a ball for a player. The players of the Washington Senators and the Los Angeles Angels play the baseball game. The President watches the game, as the Los Angeles Angels win 4 to 0.
Newsreel clip on President Franklin Roosevelt attending baseball game between Washington Senators and New York Yankees at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Game is on opening day of the 1941 Major League Baseball season; stands are full. Roosevelt arrives inside stadium in open-top car, flanked by Secret Service agents. Senators players line up along first base line. Newsreel cameras watch as Roosevelt prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Yankee players lined up along third base line. Senators manager Bucky Harris and Yankees manager Joe McCarthy shake hands and chat before game. Leaning on man next to him for support, Roosevelt throws out the first pitch. Brief shot of crowd. Top of the first inning, the Yankees' Joe DiMaggio hits a triple to deep center field, scoring Tommy Heinrich from second. A smiling Roosevelt says something to person in next seat. Brief shot of Yankee pitcher Marius Russo throwing from mound. Senators outfielder George Case hits into a double play. Another shot of happy-looking Roosevelt talking. Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throws from mound. Yankees catcher Bill Dickey hits a double. Russo hits another double to score Dickey. Yankees would win the game 3-0. Snatches of ambient sound from crowd are heard throughout the clip.