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BASEBALL’S GREATEST HITS

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Sunday, May 26

Presented by Dave Filipi

Dave Filipi, director of film and video at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, returns with an all-new compilation of rare footage from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Special thanks to the Hall of Fame’s Jim Gates. Digital. Approx. 100 min.

Program includes:

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” commercials. Features Ford Frick, Humphrey Bogart, William Frawley, Bob Hope. 1955, 5:08 mins.

Excerpt of Footage from Congressional Hearings on Baseball’s Anti-Trust Status. Features Casey Stengel, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams. 1958, 15:48 mins.

Selection of Television Commercials. Feature Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Pete Rose, the New York Mets, and Tom Seaver.  1970s, 3:18 mins.

Footage of Jackie Robinson by Look Magazine. 1945, 32 secs.

Home Movies of Women’s League Players Training. 1940s, 2:18 mins.

“Inside Pitch” with Bob Wolff. Features Ted Williams. c. late-1950s, 7:50 mins.

Selection of Gillette Razor Commercials. Feature Casey Stengel, Hank Bauer, Jerry Coleman, Mel Allen; Pee Wee Reese; Luis Aparicio. c. 1950s, 2:15 mins.

“The Mike Wallace Interview.”  Features Bob Feller. 1957, 14:59 mins. (excerpt).

Selection of Gillette Razor Commercials. Feature Whitey Ford; Roy Campanella; Willie Mays, Vin Scully. c. 1950s, 2:05 mins.

1926 World Series Highlight Film. Features St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees. 1926, 2:20 mins. (SILENT)

“Inside Pitch” with Bob Wolff. Features Rocky Colavito. c. late-1950s, 4:35 mins.

Diamond Demon. Directed by Dave O’Brien. Features Trick-Pitch Artist Johnny Price. 1947, 9 mins.