Newsreel clip on 17-year-old Ed Cereghino accepting a $50,000 bonus to sign a contract with the New York Yankees organization in 1951. View of Cereghino signing the contract with Yankee scout Joe Devine (in suit) and Cereghino's parents watching. Cereghino tosses a baseball with his father over a fence with barbed wire. Announcer notes Cereghino will be joining the Yankees' minor-league club in San Francisco, the Seals, managed by former National League batting champion Lefty O'Doul, seen at right. Cereghino pitches his first game for the Seals with his parents in the stands. He loses, but gets a kiss from his mother afterward. (Note: Cereghino would pitch eight years in the minor leagues but never make to the Yankees or any other major league club.)
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