Yankees vs. Red Sox as Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams duel for the American League baseball batting crown
Boston Massachusetts USA Date:1957, August 14 Duration:58 sec Sound:Yes
New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox meet in Boston as Yanks' Mickey Mantle and Red Sox' Ted Williams battle for the American League batting crown. Crowd of 36,000 fills Fenway Park to see the baseball game. Mantle seen talking with Yankee manager Casey Stengel in the dugout. Mantle comes up for first at-bat, camera focuses on his batting grip. Swings at pitch from Red Sox pitcher Tom Brewer and hits a single. It would be his only hit of the game. Ted Williams seen striding onto field. He comes to bat in second inning and hits a pitch from the Yankees' Don Larsen for a three-run homer. Announcer notes he gets another hit during the game, extending his lead over Mantle in the batting race. Williams rounds third base, touches home, gets quick handshake from Red Sox infielder Gene Mauch. (Note: Williams would win the batting championship over Mantle, hitting. 388 to Mantle's .365.)
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