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  • Short Summary

    Women playing baseball in Toronto - real girl power!

  • Description

    Toronto, Canada.

    Title reads: "Atta ... Girl! ... now. Beauty and Brawn in first Ladies Baseball Championships".

    Various shots of two teams of female baseball players walking onto a pitch. M/S of a girl batting - she wears large bloomers. M/S of a woman pitching. Panning shot of girl batting then running to 1st base. Low angle shot of the game, seen from behind the catcher and batter. M/S of a woman pitching. M/S of batter and catcher. M/S of woman catching ball in glove. Various shots of women sliding into home base.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:03:11. More shots of game, including one woman player being carried off pitch - she appears to be unconscious! Otherwise shots similar to those in cut bit of story.

    Women in this story look very tough and confident - you wouldn't want to mess with them!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    542.02
    Media URN:
    26019
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:46:00 / 01:04:15:00
    Canister:
    G 1316

Comments (1)

  1. adamchu says

    Although it mentions baseball in the title of the film, this was actually the Ladies \"Softball\" Championship at Sunnyside Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sunnyside Stadium regularly featured women\'s softball matches which often outdrew the local minor league baseball team. The stadium, opened in 1924, was part of the Sunnyside Amusement Park located on the Lake Ontario waterfront.

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