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Opening Day 1936: New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers at the Polo Grounds as Babe Ruth Watches

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Published on Apr 9, 2013

Mayor Fiorello La Guardia throws out the first ball at the Polo Grounds as the Dodgers and Giants battled it out in front of 56,000 fans,including retired Yankees slugger Babe Ruth. The Giants would trounce the Dodgers 8-5 that day, a bad omen for the Bums of Flatbush who would finish the year in seventh place, while the Giants went on to win the National League Pennant.

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LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

Narration - Stephen Weinstein
Sound recording - Joshua Whitaker
Editing - Sandy Chase

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Universal Newsreel
National Archives and Records Administration

Music
"My Heart Would Pause" by Dominik Hauser
Royalty free music licensed by www.stockmusic.net

For Research Purposes Only

Copyright © 2013
LaGuardia and Wagner Archives,
LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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