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.