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Film, Video Baseball slow motion pictures--how Babe Ruth knocks a home run How Babe Ruth knocks a home run / Title from inventory: Baseball in slow motion

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Title

  • Baseball slow motion pictures--how Babe Ruth knocks a home run

Other Title

  • How Babe Ruth knocks a home run
  • Title from inventory: Baseball in slow motion

Summary

  • The mighty swing of Babe Ruth is shown in all its grace, power and swatness through the use of slow motion. He is also seen striking out in normal speed. The batting skills of Cleveland Indians star Tris Speaker and New York Yankees Wallie Pipp, Yankee Robert William Meusel, the underhand pitching style of Yankee Carl Mays and the overhand pitching delivery of the Yankee Jack Quinn are also displayed through slow motion. Fans are shown entering and leaving the Cleveland Indians stadium. Some of the action of the game between the Yankees and Indians is presented in both normal speed and slow motion.

Names

  • American Motion Picture Corporation
  • Select Safety Film Service

Created / Published

  • United States : American Motion Picture Corporation, [1920-1923?] ; United States : Select Safety Film Service, [1926?]

Headings

  • -  Ruth, Babe,--1895-1948
  • -  Speaker, Tris
  • -  Meusel, Robert William,--1896-1977
  • -  Pipp, Wally,--1893-1965
  • -  Mays, Carl,--1891-1971
  • -  Quinn, Jack,--1884-1946
  • -  New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • -  Cleveland Indians (Baseball team)
  • -  Batting (Baseball)
  • -  Pitching (Baseball)

Genre

  • Filmed baseball games
  • Documentary films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Film appears to date from 1920 as that was the first season Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel played for the Yankees and the last for Del Pratt; inventory in M/B/RS Acquisitions file lists film release date as ca. 1923.
  • -  Filmed in 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • -  Sources used: 1000 and one, 4th ed., p. 78, 116; Wid's year book, 1921-1922, p. 285; M/B/RS Acquisitions file; Gallagher, M. Day by day in New York Yankees history, p. 43, 54; Baseball reference WWW site, March 6, 2019.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 10 min.) : si., b&w.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (855 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FPE 5661 (dupe neg pic)

Source Collection

  • AFI/Rhode Island Historical Society Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 93511484

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

American Motion Picture Corporation, and Select Safety Film Service. Baseball slow motion pictures--how Babe Ruth knocks a home run. [United States: American Motion Picture Corporation, to 1923? ; United States: Select Safety Film Service, 1926?, 1926] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/93511484/.

APA citation style:

American Motion Picture Corporation & Select Safety Film Service. (1926) Baseball slow motion pictures--how Babe Ruth knocks a home run. [United States: American Motion Picture Corporation, to 1923? ; United States: Select Safety Film Service, 1926?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/93511484/.

MLA citation style:

American Motion Picture Corporation, and Select Safety Film Service. Baseball slow motion pictures--how Babe Ruth knocks a home run. [United States: American Motion Picture Corporation, to 1923? ; United States: Select Safety Film Service, 1926?, 1926] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/93511484/>.