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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1957 June

All-Rookie Appalachian League Opens 1957 Minor League Baseball Season in Salem, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Over 1,200 fans fill the stands of Municipal Stadium in Salem, Va., to watch the 1957 opening game of the Appalachian League. The hometown Salem Rebels beat the Pulaski Cubs by eight to six. Rebels pitcher Jim Yarter shakes hands with another player. Important figures including Salem's Vice Mayor J. Leonard Shank, Chauncey DeVault, Howard Imboden, and Jack Dame are present on the field before the game begins. Players from the competing teams form two lines on the field; Shank throws out the opening pitch and the game begins.
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