Rare Color Footage of the 1939 World Series: Yankees v. Reds

The 1939 World Series wasn’t much of a contest. The Yankees, led by Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio in center field, had won the last three championships. And they won this contest rather easily too, sweeping the Cincinnati Reds in four straight games. Yesterday, members of the Reddit community unearthed some rare color footage of the ’39 Series. In it, we catch glimpses of the Old Yankee Stadium, the actual House That Ruth Built; pitchers doing a different kind of windup; and a reminder that you could once buy five razors for 25 cents. Find more information on those at the Internet Museum of Safety Razors.

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