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Library of Congress Discovers Lost Footage of Washington Senators Beating the New York Giants in the 1924 World Series

Dan Steinberg, writing for The Washington Post:

And when archivists from the Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation watched the reel, they found nearly four minutes of footage from that 1924 World Series, footage that somehow had remained in nearly perfect condition for 90 years. Bucky Harris hitting a home run, Walter Johnson pitching four innings of scoreless relief, Muddy Ruel scoring the winning run, fans storming Griffith Stadium’s field: It was all there, and it was all glorious.

Amazing. Love those old-time pitching windups.

Thursday, 2 October 2014