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Monday, April 21, 2014

Deadspin: Here is a Chicken Playing Baseball

British Pathé, apparently seeking a permanent end to workplace productivity, recently uploaded an enormous amount of material, much of it previously unseen by the public, to Youtube.

Some 85,000 old newsreel clips have been posted to their Youtube channel. Feel free to use this space to posts your finds of any sports or poultry-related material.

Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 09:42 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM (#4690163)
All he does is hit fowl balls.
   2. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM (#4690275)
Here is the recap for Game 1 of the 1937 World Series (Giants - Yankees)
   3. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4690397)
King Edward V attends a baseball game. This must be the 1917 World Series. Any guesses on which game??
   4. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4690403)
Women's baseball in Cardiff, 1928.

Looks more like rounders than baseball. Bonus: Super slow-mo of Babe Ruth swinging the bat.
   5. JE (Jason) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4690410)
SdeB, the King George V footage is from London in late winter 1914. Apparently, the White Sox and Giants were on a world tour.
   6. Into the Void Posted: April 21, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4690420)
That chicken had some good hustle. Bryce Harper, take note.
   7. bobm Posted: April 21, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4690423)
[5] http://www.southsidesox.com/2014/3/17/5515994/white-sox-giants-world-tour-stop-by-stop-game-by-game

The tour included stops in Australia.

1914

Jan. 1 in Brisbane, Australia: Giants 2, White Sox 1

After a brush with death days before in Cairns, the tourists sail into Brisbane just as the clock is striking midnight. They party late, then have to rally early for a morning game. It's a major social event in Brisbane, even if the crowd doesn't quite know what it's watching.

Jan. 3 in Sydney, Australia: White Sox 10, New South Wales 1 (5 innings)
Jan. 3 in Sydney, Australia: White Sox 5, Giants 4

The Americans once again take on a local nine over the next few days, but Australia's ballplayers aren't quite as proficient as the Japanese, and both the White Sox and Giants have an easy time of it. After handling the New South Wales club in an abbreviated game, Weaver wins the actual game with a two-run double in the ninth.

Jan 5 in Sydney: Giants 15, New South Wales 2 (seven innings)
Jan. 5 in Sydney: White Sox 10, Giants 5

The players -- and a suit-wearing Comiskey -- give cricket a shot, and everybody loves hitting with the flat bats. The exhibition draws natural comparisons between the two sports in the Australian media.

Jan. 7 in Melbourne, Australia: Giants 18, Victoria 0
Jan. 7 in Melbourne, Australia: Giants 12, White Sox 8

Jim Thorpe belts a pair of homers and makes a couple of spectacular catches in an otherwise sloppy game. Coincidentally, he wasn't around for a lavish pregame feast at the Cricket Club before the game.

Jan. 8 in Melbourne: White Sox 16, Victoria 3 (5 innings)
Jan. 8 in Melbourne: Giants 4, White Sox 3 (11 innings)

The Australian leg of the tour ends on a wild game, with the White Sox carrying a 3-0 lead in the ninth, only to see the Giants rally back with three of their own before a Magee triple ended it in the 11th. The Australians wish the clubs would stay longer, and the Americans echo the sentiment.

Jan. 9 in Adelaide, Australia: No game

At least Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane got a ballgame or two. Adelaide felt left out, and some held it against the Americans.


   8. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: April 21, 2014 at 03:03 PM (#4690438)
SdeB, the King George V footage is from London in late winter 1914. Apparently, the White Sox and Giants were on a world tour.


The series in Verdun turned out to be a bit of a letdown.

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