With Clevelanders excited about the Indians, it’s time for another edition of “Rare Baseball Films” presented by Dave Filipi, Director of Film/Video at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. This year’s 10th anniversary show, like last year’s, draws on the Hearst Metrotone News Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Before television, theatrical newsreels were the only way most fans could see players from around the country in action. This new compilation features greats like Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, and Roger Maris; footage from the Negro and Japanese leagues; elephants playing baseball; and more! Thanks to Todd Wiener and Steven Hill, UCLA Film & Television Archive.
USA, 1907–62, b&w/color, video, approx. 120 min.
Special admission $10; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, students $8; no vouchers or passes.