Shieber: A closer look at footage from Game 7 of the 1924 World Series

From SABR member Tom Shieber at Baseball Researcher on October 7, 2014:

On October 2, 2014, the Library of Congress announced an exciting discovery: newsreel highlights from Game Seven of the 1924 World Series between the New York Giants and Washington Senators. The timing of the announcement was appropriate, as it came just one day prior to the first game of this year’s San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals postseason series, and eight days prior to the 90th anniversary of the last game of the 1924 World Series.

The footage is indeed quite remarkable and includes great action shots from the World Series finale played on October 10, 1924, at Washington’s Griffith Stadium. I decided to take a closer look at the movie and, in so doing, was able to make a few discoveries and correct a few errors regarding just what we see in the historic film.

First, here’s the footage as posted at the Library of Congress’s web site (note that the musical score is not original to the footage).

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Originally published: October 7, 2014. Last Updated: October 7, 2014.