Philadelphia Phillies play baseball at spring training, 1950
Florida United States USA Date:1950, March 7 Duration:49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Newsreel clip shows the Philadelphia Phillies at baseball spring training, March 1950. This Phillies team, nicknamed the "Whiz Kids," would win baseball's National League pennant that year. Clip opens with players running onto field under sign reading "Home of the Fightin' Phillies." Close up shot of manager Eddie Sawyer. Players warm up throwing arms. Shots of pitchers including #34 Russ Myer, #28 Curt Simmons and #20 Hank Borowy. Shot of four Phillies catchers. Shots of #4 Eddie Waitkus working out at first base. Phillies batters take swings, including #12 Bill Nicholson. (Note: There is no indication where footage was filmed but Phillies trained that year in Clearwater Florida.)
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