December 9, 2007

Color Movies Of Larsen's Perfect Game

There were 64,519 fans in Yankee Stadium on October 8, 1956 for Game 5 of the World Series.

Two of them -- Saul Terry and Al Mengert -- brought movie cameras. What they filmed has been rarely seen.

6 comments:

Jan said...

well I'm no fan of the MFY, but it'd still be nice to see that video. You don't see footage like that too often.

Jere said...

My dad shot some home video of Ted Williams at a game at Fenway in the 50s. According to his story, he tried to make it a slo-mo video and "burned" the film. Some of it survived, so we have some great color Fenway footage, and a really, really great shot of Ted...that lasts about a half second.

L-girl said...

well I'm no fan of the MFY

I always find it amusing that many Red Sox fans need to preface statements with this.

It's ok to admire a feat of baseball, even when it was performed by a Yankee.

Zenslinger said...

For instance, I admire the resourcefulness A-Rod showed in slapping the ball out of Arroyo's glove.

Don't we all?

redsock said...

I always find it amusing that many Red Sox fans need to preface statements with this

Applying the theory that when someone tells you "I'm not a racist but...", you can bet your next five paychecks that a racist statement is coming, this would make "many Red Sox fans" actually Yankee fans.

This may be the exception to that rule.

Didn't we have a discussion awhile back when L and I said we were quite pissed to have had tickets to (but stayed home) the 1996 no-hitter than Gooden pitched at the Toilet?

L-girl said...

Didn't we have a discussion awhile back when L and I said we were quite pissed to have had tickets to (but stayed home) the 1996 no-hitter than Gooden pitched at the Toilet?

Right! "Someone" said you were probably glad to have missed it! As if.

But then, some people are not really baseball fans. They're Red Sox fans, but not fans of the sport itself.