Detroit Tigers beat Chicago White Sox at Tigers' home opener baseball game, 1934
Detroit Michigan USA Date:1934, April 24 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Newsreel clip from "Ford News" about opening day of the 1934 baseball season at Detroit's Navin Field. View of the crowd as announcer says 24,000 turned out on a frigid day. Shots of pregame ceremonies, with parade and raising of the American flag. Firefighters present trophy that will go to team's most valuable player. Tigers manager and catcher Mickey Cochrane smiles at huge floral display showing his likeness, and is later given a new car by Ford Motor Company. Camera pans across Tigers players in warmup jackets, standing on steps of the dugout. Mayor Frank Cousins throws out first pitch. Game starts, White Sox third baseman Jimmy Dykes singles to score Luke Appling. Another White Sox player grounds out. In sixth inning, Cochrane slides into third after a hit by Goose Goslin. (Note smokestack pumping out black smoke in background.) After Cochrane scores, Hank Greenberg hits a double to score Goslin. A smiling Cochrane holds a bat in the dugout. Shots taken from unusual angle show other Tigers scoring and running bases. Clip ends with title card saying "See the Ford News at this theatre every week."
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