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The holy grail: Game 7, 1960 WS TV broadcast FOUND




Hi folks, I'm not a Pirates fan but felt you had to see this as a fan of archived games on TV. A search of Bing Crosby's wine cellar in San Francisco turned up one of the two or three really big finds of the past decade, surpassing even the find of Don Larsen's perfect game a few years ago.

Richard Sandomir's Times Article

 

According to the article, MLB Network will run it in a special presented by Bob Costas, probably with Mazeroski and others present, like the Larsen special that ran last New Year's Day.

 

How a near pristine, black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him.

Enlarge This Image Bing Crosby Enterprises

Bing Crosby, who was part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hired a company to record Game 7 by kinescope, an early relative of the DVR.

Crosby loved baseball, but as a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates he was too nervous to watch the Series against the Yankees, so he and his wife went to Paris, where they listened by radio.

“He said, ‘I can’t stay in the country,’ ” his widow, Kathryn Crosby, said. “ ‘I’ll jinx everybody.’ ”

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