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Old 04-23-2018, 12:09 PM
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Do we think the train actually stopped to honor the National Anthem, or was the 161st subway stop literally right there?
That's definitely where the stop was (and, still is, I believe for the 4 train). In later years, they erected the big scoreboard and walls to block the view, except for a tiny sliver in right-center field.
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I could watch this all day long!
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As incredibly great as this footage is (it was posted somewhere else on here a month or two ago), there is another side to it, too. The film also plays the role of myth buster, when you realize all of these great players we only see in b/w footage were, in fact, only human. Lou Gehrig has some bad swings during batting practice and in the game he hits a weak dribbler towards second base and is easily thrown out. What???? How can that be???? In my mind, Sweet Lou only hits sizzling ropes and knocks people in during every at bat. He never, ever, simply grounds out.
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I could watch this all day long!
Totally. And i kinda wanna watch Eight Men Out

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Old 04-24-2018, 01:31 AM
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That was 1931 Opening Day.
It's actually multiple games and locations. There's a clip in the middle showing the crowd that pans down onto... not Yankee Stadium. Pretty sure it's Fenway based on the garage doors visible. See the 8:45 mark in the video.
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There's a clip in the middle showing the crowd that pans down onto... not Yankee Stadium. Pretty sure it's Fenway based on the garage doors visible.
No, that's definitely Yankee Stadium. Here's an image from 1929 (with Babe Ruth in right field)...



...and if you look at the building behind the "BVD" and "Palm Beach Suits" ads, you'll see - from left to right - two regular windows, two smaller windows, four more regular size windows, and two windows with a fire escape in front of them.

Now compare it with the building shown directly above the word "Prohibited" at 8:42 in the video, and you'll see that they match. Also, as the cameraman keeps panning toward right field, you'll see a "Gem Razor" ad in front of the bleachers (not the same one that was in the 1929 photo).
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Sure enough. The perspective messed me up.
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This just popped up on Reddit today. Off the direct topic, but I'm sure there's crossover appeal here:

https://old.reddit.com/r/baseball/co..._transferring/
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Thanks for posting this. It was great.
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If this was already posted, please feel free to delete, Leon.
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