I went to the Polo Grounds not realizing the historical significance of what I was about to see. Had I NOT brought my movie camera with me, the events I memorialized on film would have just been a memory, seen by me and the 11,000 other fans who were there, many who didn't even realize that this was the New York Giants' last day at the fabled ball park. I saw no one else with a movie camera. I was free to walk on the field and met such greats as , manager Bill Rigney, and Bobby Thomson. Ceremonies included Hall of Fame pitchers Carl Hubbell and Rube Marquard, with Hans Lobert, Sal Maglie, Sid Gordon, Willy Mays, and many others. I even filmed part of the game, including the last home run hit by Pittsburgh. After adding some of my own titles, I actually put the film away for over 50 years! At the urging of some friends, I dusted it off, re-edited it, and inserted new titles.
The production is now complete with music composed and performed by Perry Lee Barber, one of the few women umpiring in professional baseball. The introduction is by baseball's popular Ed Randall, WFAN Radio. End of An Era features one-of-a-kind footage. Some consider it to be the greatest amateur baseball documentary ever made............And just because I happened to go to a ball game with my camera! - Moe Resner
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