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The Bill Pletsch Collection - San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants (1958)

Bill Pletsch

Silent | 1958

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  •  Players coming off the field at halftime 
  •  Giants Offensive Coordinator Vince Lombardi. The following season, Lombardi left the Giants to become head coach for the Green Bay Packers, leading the program to five NFL Championships and two Super Bowl wins. Considered one of the best coaches in professional football history, the Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor.  
  •  Giants Head Coach Jim Lee Howell 
  •  Playing soccer in the front yard 
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This home movie captures a preseason exhibition football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco on August 17, 1958. Legedary football coach Vince Lombardi, then serving as the Giants’ offensive coordinator, is seen walking off the field with the team at halftime. The 49ers lost 19-10. Later, the Plestch family returns home, where the older children play soccer in the front yard and baby daughter Jean crawls around the back patio.