The Ball Game

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The Ball Game
Distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • May 20, 1898 (1898-05-20)
Country United States
Language Silent

The Ball Game is an 1898 American short black-and-white silent documentary sports film produced and distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company.

Plot[edit]

The film contains footage of an 1898 baseball game between Reading Phillies and the Newark Bears. The camera is situated twenty feet from the bag and a short extract of the game is then filmed.

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely be downloaded from the Internet. It has also featured in a number of film collections including Diamonds on the Silver Screen.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movie Connections". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-05-27. 

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