• Short Summary

    Polio stricken children from all parts of Taiwan gathered in Taichung last month (December 1972) for a baseball tournament.

  • Description

    Polio stricken children from all parts of Taiwan gathered in Taichung last month (December 1972) for a baseball tournament.

    Aided by crutches or sitting on the ground, the children all managed to execute the game's fundamentals of pitching, making safe hits and stealing bases.

    The two leading teams turned out to be the Lin Kuang entry and the Jeng-ai experimental team.

    The baseball games were held primarily to increase the children's confidence in physical exercise. Organisers said the games proved more successful than anticipated and that more would be planned for the future.

    SYNOPSIS: Polio stricken children from many parts of Taiwan met in Taichung recently to compete in a baseball tournament. To onlookers, competition contained as much excitement as might be expected in a World Series. Aided by crutches or sitting on the ground, all the children managed to successfully execute the mechanics of the game; pitching, making safe hits and stealing bases. The Lin Kuang team seen here batting and the Jeng-ai experimental team fought out the final of the competition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAFBKYHYFY1SHA8TOAMCO1S3UC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFBKYHYFY1SHA8TOAMCO1S3UC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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