Parade, capacity crowd greet arrival of Braves major league baseball team to their new home in Atlanta, Georgia, 1966
Atlanta Georgia USA Date:1966, April 12 Duration:1 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
ewsreel clip on the Atlanta Braves bringing major league baseball to the South. View of the downtown Atlanta skyline in 1966, followed by view of Atlanta Stadium. Thousands of people line the streets to welcome the Braves in a pre-game parade that proceeds South along Peachtree Street towards Five Corners, in the heart of the city. View of road sign at Peachtree and Houston streets. Banners reading "Welcome Braves." One car carries coach Ken Silvestri, Ken Johnson (#30), and Hank Fischer (#34). Closeup of them waving to the crowd. An intrepid boy watching from atop a traffic light. Boys and girls standing in front of adults on the sidewalk. One small boy sits on the sidewalk curb. The Players ride in wide 1960s-style open convertible cars and wave to the crowd. Other players seen include #19 Dennis Menke, #43 Rico Carty, and #35 Phil Niekro. Views inside Atlanta Stadium, filled with 50,000 spectators for the first game. Tony Cloninger delivers a pitch for the Braves, who would go onto to lose this game and the next.
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