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Extremely rare color footage of the 1939 World Series - Yankees vs. Reds
Posted on 06/30/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT by rickmichaels
Color footage of the '39 World Series
TOPICS: History; Sports
posted on 06/30/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT
(Obama lies, Granny dies.)
Many consider the 1939 Yankees one of baseball's greatest teams.
One of, but not the best.
posted on 06/30/2013 2:53:54 PM PDT
posted on 06/30/2013 2:54:11 PM PDT
Nice. Too bad the old stadium is gone now.
posted on 06/30/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT
Great picture of the best big league receiver ever, Johnny Bench!!! I believe at full throttle Sparky’s ‘Great Eight’ everyday position players of the ‘75 and ‘ 76 teams would compare to any other MLB outfit ever fielded. If Lou Gehrig had not become ill in 1938 and was at anywhere near his usual numbers and was able to play the full ‘39 season healthy, the ‘39 Bombers record may have been off the charts.
posted on 06/30/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT
(Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
Note the large ad in centerfield touting "single edge" razor blades - 5 for 25 cents.
If you told any of those folks that their grandkids would be shaving with five-edge razors and that they would be paying $30 for a package of 14 of them, why I think they would hang themselves on the spot.
To: rickmichaels; All
Wonderful..takes me back..many great childhood memories. As a kid growing up in the Bronx in the 50's..living a few miles for the Stadium..a short ride on the subway..during the summer we'd go to lots of games. A weekday day game ( and back then most were day games) would have far less than 10,000 people. If you doubt me, when Maris hit his 61st, there were only 20,000 or so in the stands..you could get in for 50 cents with your G.O. card..you'd sit in the bleachers. We soon learned that after the 7th inning, the ushers stopped chasing us when we went to move down to the better seats.
The best part of the old Yankee Stadium was that the right-field porch.. 296 feet..came right down to field level..indeed the barrier, was about 3 feet high and was chicken wire..you can make it out closely if you look at the movie.
One time, late in a game, about 10 of us had snuck down there..it was magical, and during a late pitching change for the Yankees, the right fielder, Hank Bauer, walked over to us, said hello, and picked up my friend's hot dog and coke and ate it..then went back to his position..
posted on 06/30/2013 3:18:07 PM PDT
(Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
Just awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. Passing link on to several old timer friends of mine who played semi-pro ball. Loved seeing the guys in their Sunday best.
My how times have changed.
posted on 06/30/2013 3:40:36 PM PDT
by Grams A
(The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
"...Hank Bauer, walked over to us, said hello, and picked up my friend's hot dog and coke and ate it..then went back to his position."
That's a genuine memory to cherish.
posted on 06/30/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT
(Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
How could you see the game over all those hats?? ;)
posted on 06/30/2013 5:16:04 PM PDT
“...Hank Bauer, walked over to us, said hello, and picked up my friend’s hot dog and coke and ate it..then went back to his position.”
posted on 06/30/2013 5:26:24 PM PDT
by oust the louse
(The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
posted on 06/30/2013 9:15:52 PM PDT
(Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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