Rare footage from the 1924 World Series unearthed


This is fantastic. Some rare film appeared on the doorstep of the Library of Congress over the summer. Its archivists checked it out and it just so happened to have four minutes of newsreel highlights from the 1924 World Series, in which the Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in a thrilling, 12-inning Game 7 which ended on a walkoff bad hop. Like, really. And Walter Johnson pitched four innings of scoreless relief.

Here’s the backstory on the film from Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. Here’s the Wikipedia page on the 1924 World Series. Here’s the footage: