• Short Summary

    United States President Gerald Ford, an enthusiastic sportsman himself, congratulated the Taiwan Little League baseball team after it had won the World Series - junior category - at Williamsport on Saturday (August 24).

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT Little Leaguers applaud as Ford enters gym (2 SHOTS)
    0.13

    2.
    SCU Ford speaking



    GVs of children listening overlaid as Ford speaks (8 SHOTS)
    1.10

    3.
    SV Applause as Ford holds up autographed ball
    1.17

    4.
    SCU Lin, Captain of Taiwan team
    1.20

    5.
    SV Lin with Ford holding banner
    1.28


    Addressing the young players, President Ford said:



    FORD: "All of you should be congratulated. Of course we'll congratulate the team which won, I can't help but admire....where's Mr. Lin? A seven-hundred and twenty-seven per cent batting average, I wish I had that good a batting average. But I do want to congratulate every one of you individually, congratulate you as a team, congratulate those who were the sponsors, the coaches. I wish to welcome all of you from foreign lands. Its my impression that competitive athletics, whether its in Little League baseball, or whether its in the Olympics, or whether its in any sport, contributes very significantly to a better world for all of us."




    Initials LD/0348


    SPORT: BASEBALL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States President Gerald Ford, an enthusiastic sportsman himself, congratulated the Taiwan Little League baseball team after it had won the World Series - junior category - at Williamsport on Saturday (August 24).

    Then the President was presented with an autographed baseball from Taiwan's star pitcher Lin When Hsuing, who pitched a two-hitter and scored two home runs in the final to defeat the Red Bluff, California, team 12-1.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41J756Y4MZ4UN26C7MIQME23B
    Media URN:
    VLVA41J756Y4MZ4UN26C7MIQME23B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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