The start of the American baseball season. USA.
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US Baseball season opens. United States of America.
MS Connie Mack with Manager Bucky Harris of the Washington Senators. MS Towards Connie Mack with owner Clark Griffith and Vice President Barkley. LS Crowd. MS Barkley holding cord to raise flag over stadium. LS Teams lined up on field. MS President Truman, accompanied by wife and daughter, posing with balls in hands before pitching in. MS Members of the Washington team taking pictures of the President.
MS The President pitching in balls. MS Players scrambling for balls. CU Mrs Truman and Margaret. MS Mrs Truman and Margaret sheltering under umbrella. LS The Phillies team of Philadelphia. LS The Brooklyn Dodgers lined up. LS Elevated shot crowded stadium. MS Jackie Robinson batting. MS Eddie Waitkus batting. LS Elevated shot of game in progress. MS Players taking bats out of lockers. LS Players on field in New York. MS Players signing autographs.
LS Crowd. LS Game in progress between the Braves and the Giants. LS Crowded stadium at Boston. MS Ted Williams posing for photographers. CU Williams and Manager holding the Most Valuable Player award. MS Players running onto field. CU Three players. CU The Umpire shouting. LS game in progress between the Yankees and the Red Sox.
Cataloguer's note: American newsreel item.