Baseball at the newly completed Astrodome in Houston, and President Johnson throws first pitch at game in Washington DC.
Washington DC United States Date:1965, April 12 Duration:1 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Exterior and interior views of the newly completed Astrodome in Houston Texas. Star topped column outside. Fans pack the stadium for an exhibition baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. View of the then-translucent ceiling of the dome shaped stadium. The centerfield scoreboard reads 'Tilt' as Mickey Mantle of the Yankees hits a home run. The Astros score the winning run. Views of the advanced new scoreboard displaying lighted animation of Texas bulls and fireworks. In Washington DC on April 12, 1965, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson throws out the first pitch at the opening day game between the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox. Players take pictures and home movies. The president shakes hands with Senators manager Gil Hodges and Red Sox manager Billy Herman. Johnson throws out first pitch, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey watching at left.
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