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    Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Found in Bing Crosby's wine cellar and to be aired on MLBN in the offseason.

    He knew he would want to watch the game later — if his Pirates won — so he hired a company to record Game 7 by kinescope, an early relative of the DVR, filming off a television monitor. The five-reel set, found in December in Crosby’s home, is the only known complete copy of the game, in which Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski hit a game-ending home run to beat the Yankees, 10-9. It is considered one of the greatest games ever played.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/sp...y.html?_r=1&hp
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Now, that is awesome. I can't wait to see that.

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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Thanks, blumj. I'm going to have to "share" that. Look forward to seeing it.

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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    What a great story, too, you'd think he could have gone to the game, but he was so nervous and superstitious about it that he couldn't even watch on tv and had to leave the country?
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    I still think it's strange to have someone get nervous over a Pirate game.

    Then again, I guess I did this week.
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    This is incredible. I know a lot of people who are going to be very happy about this. Thanks for sharing blumj.
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Thanks for sharing that article. I'll be watching and recording it. Thanks to Bing too for having such foresight to keep old programming like this. Maybe they will find a copy of Game 5 of the 1972 NLCS? But Bing probably would have burned that tape since he was a Pirate fan.
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Amazing story... never knew Crosby was part owner of team.
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie View Post
    Amazing story... never knew Crosby was part owner of team.
    Yep, he and Hope (who owned a piece of the Indians) had some baseball fetishes post WW2 IIRC they were also kicking the Reds tires too.

    The story is AWESOME, mostly because as it notes TV stations just reused and tossed stuff away back then, we're lucky folks like Lucille Ball were smart enough to film their episodes, most TV shows were live and like Mike TV in Willy Wonka, they just ended up as a bunch of particles in the air once the show was over.

    In college I took extensive TV courses and have seen many a classic that was Kinescoped, not very quality, but history is not about quality now is it?

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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    The story is AWESOME, mostly because as it notes TV stations just reused and tossed stuff away back then, we're lucky folks like Lucille Ball were smart enough to film their episodes, most TV shows were live and like Mike TV in Willy Wonka, they just ended up as a bunch of particles in the air once the show was over.
    We had a thread similar to this a few months ago. Someone wondered why there were no Reds games out there from the Crosley era. That's a big reason why.
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    This is awesome. I'm getting to the point where I'm really wanting to embrace the history of the game. This will be a great experience to see.
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Yep, he and Hope (who owned a piece of the Indians) had some baseball fetishes post WW2 IIRC they were also kicking the Reds tires too.
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Yep, he and Hope (who owned a piece of the Indians) had some baseball fetishes post WW2 IIRC they were also kicking the Reds tires too.

    The story is AWESOME, mostly because as it notes TV stations just reused and tossed stuff away back then, we're lucky folks like Lucille Ball were smart enough to film their episodes, most TV shows were live and like Mike TV in Willy Wonka, they just ended up as a bunch of particles in the air once the show was over.

    In college I took extensive TV courses and have seen many a classic that was Kinescoped, not very quality, but history is not about quality now is it?
    ...and it is also cool that Crosby still had the sense enough to have the original footage digitized to the DVD format in his waning years.
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    Re: Copy of Game 7 of 1960 World Series

    Crosby died in 1977 so I'm not sure he was the one to digitize his tapes.

    But Crosby was very interested and involved in recording technology. He was an early investor in Ampex who developed the first commercial reel-to-reel recorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Crosby died in 1977 so I'm not sure he was the one to digitize his tapes.

    But Crosby was very interested and involved in recording technology. He was an early investor in Ampex who developed the first commercial reel-to-reel recorder.
    I don't think they were digitized at all.
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