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    Full titles read: "BASEBALL HITS LONDON - 'Rio Rita' & 'Heads Up' Stars and Companies don new kind of garb in first Baseball Game."

    Stamford Bridge, London.

    L/S of man standing with the girls of the 'Rio Rita company. The man introduces the two teams involved int the match. They are all dressed in baseball kits. Group shot of the 'Heads Up' team, including the manager. The Captain of the team declares "Now girls lets give the 'Rio Rita' girls a beating today." The team reacts by cheering and shouting.

    L/S of batter of the "Rio Rita" team preparing to strike the ball. L/S of the pitcher spinning her arm round and round in readiness to throw the ball. Several shots of batters hitting the ball. Comical M/S of the 'Rio Rita' coach powdering the nose of the catcher. M/S's of the coach shouting encouragement to the girls. M/S of 'Heads Up' batter hitting the ball which is greeted with cheers from her team. Various more shots of the match in progress.

    Note: good footage of girls baseball teams in the 30s.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:30:00 / 01:10:03:00
    PT 007
    Sort Number:
    PT 007
  • Appears in...

    Baseball in Britain cyc-sb-dc
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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