It is, the Library of Congress swears, entirely coincidence that four minutes of footage from the 1924 World Series—pitting the Senators against the Giants—was recently rediscovered just in time for the Nationals to take on the Giants in this year's NLDS.
Conrado "Connie" Marrero died today in Cuba, just two days shy of his 103rd birthday. The former Washington Senator was the oldest living big-league ballplayer.
Film of Babe Ruth facing Walter Johnson is enough to get any self-respecting baseball nerd drooling. But this restored 1925 newsreel features something that pushes it into the realm of history: footage of Lou Gehrig during the very first game of his consecutive-games streak.
If so, you're a special brand of baseball geek. (And that is a compliment.) You're also in luck.
Here's a wonderful photo, pulled from the archives by historian Michael Beschloss—Babe Ruth knocked completely unconscious by a collision with a concrete wall.
The movie came out in 1984, 20 years before the not-yet-extant Nationals unveiled their "curly W" logo. Time traveler? Or something more benign? Probably time traveler.