Library of Congress releases recently found footage of long lost baseball game.
Newsreel footage of game 7 of the 1924 World Series between the Washington Senators and the New York Giants has been released by the Library of Congress after being found in an attic of a 90-year-old house in Massachusetts, the Washington Post reports.
The footage, which only lasts for fours minutes comprises a condensed version of events from game, and was found in a rather decaying condition. However, the footage’s emergence has come at the right time as the Washington Nationals start their Division Series against the San Francisco Giants on Friday.
The video shows Walter Johnson entering the game in the ninth and shutting out the Giants for four innings to win the game.
There is the Senators’ Bucky Harris rounding the bases after a fourth-inning home run, and the Giants’ Frankie Frisch racing to third on a triple off Johnson.
And after Earl McNeely’s game-winning single for Washington, the footage shows fans swarming the field, covering seemingly every square inch.
It is even spaced out with the original title cards and original music composed and played by Andrew Simpson.
The 1924 victory was the only one the Senators picked up before the franchise moved to Minnesota as the Twins a few years later.
You can see the footage below.