Minor correction on the description. It was originally in a library in Dawson City, Yukon, but in 1929, the library dumped lots of old reels of film into a disused swimming pool that was being converted into a hockey rink. Almost half a century later, in 1978, the rink was demolished and the cans of film were literally unearthed and sent to Library and Archives Canada (that colossal cube of a building west of the Canadian Supreme Court on Wellington Street in Ottawa) where they were placed in storage. 35 years later, filmmaker Bill Morrison was doing a documentary on the Dawson City ice rink film cache and realized he had found rare footage of the infamous "Eight Men Out" World Series.
Sports Illustrated story about this clip: http://goo.gl/Yz3WZt
Columbus Dispatch article: http://goo.gl/Ma0z1S
What I'm most curious about in this clip is the shot of people watching "live" in New York. They had some kind of analogue display showing the play-by-play. I wonder how that worked. I mean, I'm sure it was telephoned in, but how did they work that display? My best guess, the people behind the display were moving the bits representing the players and ball with magnets. Not sure how they did the pop up text, though.
|Father Avalanche |
|Kid Fenris |
Pish posh! These tawdry daguerreotypes shall never match the integrity and renown of the American news-paper!
Too cool, and a reminder that we lose most of the things we do to history.
Also, in case you thought only modern baseball attracts cheaters and crooks wholesale...
|Herr Matthias |
Cicotte was supposedly one of the ringleaders of the "Eight Men Out"...in this video he appears to be standing around instead of backing up third, covering first, etc. (which they may not have done back then, I don't know)
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