Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees get ready for the 1951 baseball season
United States USA Date:1951, March 5 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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