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Newsreels: 1951 - Year In Review Sports
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keywords: sports, 1951 baseball world series, college basketball scandal, 1951 kentucky derby, pro golfer ben hogan, heavyweight boxing championship, track and field
Synopsis: 1951 Pro Baseball World Series: NY Yankees vs NY Giants, College Basketball Overshadowed By Scandals, College Football Has Its Own Scandal, 1951 Kentucky Derby Race Horse Count Turf Wins, Pro Golfer Ben Hogan Comes Back From Auto Accident To Win US Open, 1951 Pro Boxing Heavyweight Championship: Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ezzard Charles, Track And Field Pole Vaulter Bob Richards Tops 15 Feet In Event, 1951 Other Thrills And Spills In Sports...(read more)
- Date: 1951
- Duration: 00:06:49
- Sound: Yes
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States
1951 Pro Baseball World Series: NY Yankees vs NY Giants
The storybook pennant finish of the N.Y. Giants was one of the big sporting highlights of 1951. Climax to a dramatic race between the Dodgers and Durocher’s 'Miracle Team' was the third play-off game, in which Bobby Thompson blasted his ninth-inning home run.
College Basketball Overshadowed By Scandals
The big titans of the court, Brigham Young and Kentucky, were overshadowed by the story bigger than basketball itself - the scandals that broke into headlines.
College Football Has Its Own Scandal
Football had its scandal, too, with the West Point dismissals that wiped out a once-mighty grid team. But then there was Princeton’s Dick Kazmaier, No. 42, hero of the season.
1951 Kentucky Derby Race Horse Count Turf Wins
The richest Kentucky Derby in history brought a hitherto unknown long shot to the force. 'Count Turf', hitting the jackpot, with slow-motion scenes recording his stunning upset victory.
Pro Golfer Ben Hogan Comes Back From Auto Accident To Win US Open
Golfer Ben Hogan holes out to win the U.S. Open at Oakland Hills with a three under par claiming his third U.S. Open title.
1951 Pro Boxing Heavyweight Championship: Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ezzard Charles
The two-fisted drama of 1951 in boxing was the rise to power of the veteran Jersey Joe Walcott, who defeated Ezzard Charles to win the heavyweight title at Pittsburgh.
Track And Field Pole Vaulter Bob Richards Tops 15 Feet In Event
Top man in the track and field was the “sky-climbing parson” – Bob Richards of California, becoming the second man in history to top 15 feet in the pole vault.
1951 Other Thrills And Spills In Sports
From water-skiing thrills to spine-tingling crackups on the bobsled run, 1951 saw many thrills and spills. The Rodeo thrills were bigger and better, and the jumps at the Grand National never were so dramatic, but the most amazing spectacle of all was the mass crack-up of hotrod racers at Langhorne, Pa. Scores of cars collided on the dirt track.