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Jimmie DeShong Motion Picture Film (1937) featuring Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking

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Published on May 15, 2014

Jimmie DeShong motion picture film featuring Franklin Delano Roosevelt arriving by car and walking to stands during the July 7, 1937 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

1937, black and white, 8mm, silent
Running Time: [02:51]
Production: James (Jimmie) DeShong Home Movie
From: Audio-Visual Collection (MG 254), M0254_0000_0000_0001, Pennsylvania State Archives
Copyright: 2014 PA State Archives

Identifiable players and other figures in order as they appear at Griffith Stadium

July 7, 1937 All-Star Baseball Game players and dignitaries:
Joe McCarthy - manager of American League team
Jo-Jo Moore - NY Giants
Charlie Gehringer - Tigers
Lefty Grove - Red Sox
Spud Chandler - Yankees #13
Lou Gehrig - Yankees #4
Jimmie Foxx - Red Sox
Lefty Gomez - Yankees
Red Rolfe - Yankees
Hank Greenberg - Tigers
Beau Bell - St. Louis Browns
Sam West - St. Louis Browns
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis - Commissioner of Baseball
Eddie Collins - General Manager of the Boston Red Sox and former player
Tom Yawkey - Owner of the Boston Red Sox
Carl Hubbell - NY Giants
Dizzy Dean - Cardinals

Parade into ballpark:
Policemen
Boy Scouts
FDR in convertible car
FDR walking into Griffith Stadium stands

For a high resolution copy please contact the Pennsylvania State Archives at: 717-783-3281
(licensing fees will apply)

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