Baseball Game

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.

76467. Baseball Game. September 20, 1934. WWJ, Detroit. Sponsored by: White Star Refining (Mobilgas distributor). The Detroit Tigers vs. The New York Yankees. The Tigers are within four games of winning the Pennant. Starting pitchers are Fred Marberry (Tigers) and Johnny Broka (Yankees). Babe Ruth is out with a sore leg, but this is an exciting game with multiple bases loaded, an extended run-down, many base hits and one player ejected for "kicking." The first three Yankee batters hit safely, and then Lou Gehrig pops up. Hank Greenberg did not play yesterday because of Yom Kippur. The game is much faster paced than more modern games; less than a minute typically elapses between innings. There are no commercials broadcast during the game, only brief mentions before and after. With two outs in the ninth inning, a woman is beaned by a foul ball, the Tiger's manager (Mickey Cochran) then pitch hits! The announcer does the entire broadcast himself, even pausing in his commentary to make public address system announcements! Ty Tyson (announcer, play-by-play, commercial spokesman). 2:24:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

77444. Baseball Game. July 30, 1936. WCFL, Chicago. Sponsored by: Texaco. The Chicago White Sox vs. The Philadelphia Athletics, from Comiskey Park, Chicago. During a pre-game interview, Hal Totten interviews third baseman Tony Pile (?) of the White Sox. Dusty Rhodes starts for Philadelphia, Vern Kennedy starts for Chicago. The White Sox load the bases during the first inning. Luke Apling hits two extra base hits, the White Sox romp, winning the game 7 to 4. The game coverage seems to be complete, parts of the pre-game and post-game coverage has been deleted. Hal Totten (play-by-play), Tony Pile, Fred Farmer (? studio announcer). 1:58:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

79056. Baseball Game. August 2, 1936. WCFL, Chicago. Sponsored by: Texaco. The Chicago White Sox vs. The Boston Red Sox, the first game of a double-header. During the pre-game show, Hal Totten interviews Bill Dietrich (a White Sox pitcher). Jack Russell is the starting pitcher for Boston. "Sugar" Cain is the first pitcher for Chicago. Boston hits into a double play with the bases loaded in the second inning. Chicago wins nine to one. Hal Totten, Bill Dietrich. 2:19:34. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

86082. Baseball Game. October 2, 1936. WCFL, Chicago. Sustaining. The Chicgo Cubs Vs. The Chicago White Sox. Game #2 of the post-season "City Series." Lon Warneke Vs. Monty Stratton. The White Sox are leading 11 to 1 by the bottom of the sixth. They win 11 to 3. Fred Palmer (announcer), George Watson (announcer), Hal Totten (announcer). 2:05:39. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

86072. Baseball Game. April 18, 1938. The Colonial network. Sponsored by: Socony, Kellogg's Cereals. The Boston Red Sox vs. The New York Yankees. The broadcast originates from Fenway Park, the first game of the season. The first four innings of the game only. Lou Gehrig walks; he's appearing in his 1966th consecutive game. Jim Bagby (Boston) vs. Charlie Russell (New York). Jim Bagby (not heard), Charlie Russell (not heard), Lou Gehrig (not heard), Fred Hoey (play-by-play), Tom Hodges (announcer). 1:04:00. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

41793. Baseball Game. March 15, 1939. WHN, New York. Also identified as WHL, New York. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap. New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds. A pre-season game from Tampa, Florida. A studio re-creation, as a telegraph ticker can be heard in the background. Red Barber gives a re-cap of the first inning and the line-ups. In the second inning, Joe DiMaggio leads off. Red admits the data is coming from Western Union when a correction comes through after ten minutes that he's describing the wrong pitcher! Coverage continues through the end of the fourth inning. Red Barber. 33:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

18633. Baseball Game. September 21, 1939. WJSV, Washington, D.C.. Sustaining. 4:00 P.M. The Cleveland Indians vs. The Washington Senators. The last game of the season. The program originates from Griffiths Stadium. The broadcast begins during the last half of the fourth inning. Walter Johnson (play-by-play). 1 hour 17 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110327. Baseball Game. August 5, 1946. WINS, New York City. An exhibition game from Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees vs. The New York Giants. The recording starts during the 4th inning and later, during the 7th inning. The game is a benefit for, "The Police Athletic League." Mel Allen (play-by-play), Jack Brickhouse (play-by-play), Steve Ellis (play-by-play), Gil Hodges (play-by-play). 26:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

11704. Baseball Game. April 22, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Post Cereals. The Brooklyn Dodgers vs. The New York Giants. The broadcast originates from Ebbetts Field. The Giants line up: Stankey, Lockman, Thompson, Mueller, B. Thompson, Dark, Hoschman, Westrum. Dodgers lineup: Reese, Russell, Robinson, Furillo, Hodges, Morgan, Campanella, Bankhead. Dan Bankhead was the first Negro pitcher in the Major Leagues, this was his first appearance as a starter. Alvin Dark, Dan Bankhead, Bobby Thompson, Carl Furillo, Connie Desmond (announcer), Eddie Stanky, Gil Hodges, Jack Harshman, Whitey Lockman, Bobby Morgan, Don Mueller, Pee Wee Reese, Red Barber (announcer), Roy Campanella, Jim Russell, Henry Thompson, Wes Westrum, Leo Durocher, Jack Kramer, Burt Shotton, Jackie Robinson. 2:58:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11703. Baseball Game. May 13, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Post Cereals. The Brooklyn Dodgers vs. The Boston Braves. The broadcast originates from Ebbetts Field, Brooklyn. The Boston lineup: Jethroe, Torgeson, Elliott, Gordon, Marshall, Cooper, Sisti, Carr, Kerr, Bickford. Dodgers lineup: Shotton, Reese, Shuba, Snider, Robinson, Furillo, Hodges, Cox, Edwards, Hatton. An error is made by Reese! Vern Bickford, Carl Furillo, Buddy Kerr, Connie Desmond (announcer), Walker Cooper, Billy Cox, Duke Snider, Bruce Edwards, Bobby Elliott, Gil Hodges, Sid Gordon, Joe Hatten, Sam Jethroe, Willard Marshall, Pee Wee Reese, Red Barber (announcer), Jackie Robinson, George Shuba, Sibby Sisti, Earl Torgeson. 2:32:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11702. Baseball Game. May 20, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Post Cereals. The Brooklyn Dodgers vs. The Pittsburgh Pirates. Play by play by Red Barber and Connie Desmond. The broadcast originates from Ebbetts Field, Brooklyn. The recording starts shortly before the national anthem. The Pittsburgh lineup: Castiglione, Saffell, Fernandez, Coogan, Murtaugh, Mueller, Queen, Kiner, Westlake. Brooklyn lineup: Reese, Hermanski, Snider, Robinson, Furillo, Hodges, Cox, Campenella, Bankhead. Carl Furillo, Pete Castiglione, Connie Desmond (announcer), Dale Coogan, Billy Cox, Danny Murtaugh, Duke Snider, Dan Bankhead, Roy Campanella, Tom Saffell, Wally Westlake, Burt Shotton, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Gene Hermanski, Ray Mueller, Pee Wee Reese, Mel Queen, Ralph Kiner, Red Barber (announcer), Nanny Fernandez. 2 hours 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86600. Baseball Game. October 3, 1951. The Liberty Network, WCFL, Chicago aircheck. Sponsored by: Fallstaff Beer (all commercials but one deleted). The National League Championship game that included the famous game-ending home run by Bobby Thompson. The broadcast is referred to as, "The Game Of The Day." This is actually a re-creation broadcast, using data about the game sent in by wire. The announcer is Gordon McLendon, who owned the Liberty Network. You'd never guess the descriptions of the game were made up, and that McLendon could not see the action. A virtuoso performance! The failure of a lawsuit by Liberty against Major League Baseball would cause the network to go out of business in May, 1962. McLendon mentions that today is the Liberty Network's first birthday, and that there are 431 affiliated station, which is quite an achievement in itself. McLendon mentions that, "twenty years from now, the fans will be talking about this afternoon's hero." This is NOT the famous recording of Russ Hodges screaming, "The Giants win the pennant," over and over again. Dodgers line-up: Don Newcomb (pitcher), Pee Wee Reese, Carl Furillo, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Andy Pafko, Gil Hodges, Billy Cox, Rube Walker. Giant Line-up: Sal Maglie (pitcher), Alvin Dark, Monte Irvin, Bobby Thompson, Don Mueller, Whitey Lockman, Willie Mays, Wes Westrum. Ralph Branca is brought in to pitch to Bobby Thomson in that very exciting ninth inning. Part of the post-game summary has been deleted. Gordon McLendon. 2:15:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

100459. Baseball Game. July 26, 1955. The Chicago White Sox Vs. The New York Yankees, from Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York City. For Chicago: Minnie Minoso, Nellie Fox, George Kell, Walt Dropo, Bob Neman, Jim Busby, Chico Carrasquel, Sherm Lollar, Dick Donovan (pitching). For the Yankees: Irv Noren, Elston Howard, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Bill Skowron, Andy Carey, Tommy Byrne (pitcher), Billy Hunter. Coverage of the game is complete, the program is not. . 2:37:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

86128. Baseball Game. April 21, 1957. The Brooklyn Dodgers Radio net, WOKO, Albany, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Lucky Strike, Schaeffer Beer, Rose Oldsmobile (local). The program originates from Ebbetts Field. The Pittsburgh Pirates Vs. The Brooklyn Dodgers. The first game of a double-header. Lineup for the Pirates: Roberto Clemente, Bill Virdon, Bob Skinner, Frank Thomas, Paul Smith, Dick Groat, Hank Foiles, Bill Mazerowski, Vernon Law (pitcher). Lineup for the Dodgers: Jim Gilliam, Gino Cimoli, Duke Snider, Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, Randy Jackson, Roy Campanella, Don Zimmer, Don Newcombe (pitcher). The Pirates hit three home runs in a row of Don Newcombe, tying a Major League record. Johnny Powers pinch-hits for the Pirates, Bob Purkey and Elroy Face pitch for the Pirates. Sandy Amoroso pinch-hits for the Dodgers, Sand Koufax pitches for the Dodgers. Elroy Face pitches for Pittsburgh. The Dodgers get a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning by Carl Furillo. Al Halper (announcer), Vin Scully, Jerry Doggin, Dorothy Collins (commercial spokesman: Lucky Strike), Gil Hodges (commercial spokesman: Lucky Strike). 2:22:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

86083. Baseball Game. September 8, 1957. The Brooklyn Dodgers Radio net, WMGM, New York origination. Sponsored by: Lucky Strike, Schaeffer Beer (only 1 beer commercial is heard). WCSS, Amsterdam, New York aircheck. The final meeting at the Polo Grounds between the Brooklyn Dodgers and The New York Giants. Curt Barkley Vs. Don Drysdale. Junior Gilliam and Hank Sauer get homers. Don Zimmer pinch-runs for the Dodgers, trips going past second, falls down, but returns to base safely. After about one hour, Vin Scully shares nostalgic memories of the Polo Grounds. The Giants make three double-plays. Jerry Doggett (announcer), Vin Scully (announcer). 1:36:17. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

86127. Baseball Game. May 11, 1958. The New York Yankees Radio net, WOKO, Albany, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Ballantine, Atlantic Gasoline. The first game of a double-header. The broadcast originates from Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees Vs. The Washington Senators. Lineup for Washington: Eddie Yost, Albie Pearson, Roy Sievers, Jim Lemon, Norm Zuchin, Ed Fitzgerald, Rocky Bridges, Ken Aspromonte, Chuck Stobbs. Lineup for New York: Norm Siebern, Tony Kubek, Mickey Mantle, Moose Skowron, Hank Bauer, Elston Howard, Andy Carey, Bobby Richardson, Bobby Shantz. Mantle makes a great running backhand catch in the fourth inning. Truman (Tex) Clevinger relieves for Washinton, Ryne Duren relieves for New York. The post-game wrap-up has been deleted, the game is complete. Mel Allen, Phil Rizzuto, Red Barber, Jeff Davis (announcer). 2:15:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

87019. Baseball Game. August 14, 1958. The Home Of Champions Network, WOKO, Albany aircheck. Sponsored by: Atlantic Refining, Ballantine Beer, Winston. The New York Yankees Vs. The Boston Red Sox. The program originates from Fenway Park, Boston. Mickey Mantle gets thrown out of the game in the 4th inning for disputing a called third strike. Opening pitchers are: Don Larson (Yankees) and Tom Brewer. A moment of silent prayer is observed before the game, "In memory of Babe Ruth." The program is interrupted for a news bulletin about a local double-murder and suicide. Mel Allen, Phil Rizzuto, Jeff Davis, Pappy Durkin ("engineer of Sports Network"), Bill Ballastro (engineer), Joe Ripley (statistician). 2:44:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

108737. Baseball Game. April 11, 1962. WGY, Schenactady. Sponsored by: Rheingold, Viceroy (some commercials apparently deleted). The New York Mets vs. The St. Louis Cardinals. The first regular season game of the Mets. The game and broadcast originates from Busch Stadium, St. Louis. Opening line-up for the Mets: Richie Ashburn, Felix Mantilla, Charlie Neal, Frank Thomas, Gus Bell, Gil Hodges, Don Zimmer, Hobie Landrith, Roger Craig. For the Cardinals: Curt Flood, Julian Jaxler, Bill White, Stan Musial, Ken Boyer, Minnie Monoso, Gene Oliver, Julio Gotay, Larry Jackson. Ralph Kiner mentions the attendance is about 40,000 (the actual paid attendance was 16,147), which is announced during the bottom of the 7th). Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson. 2:59:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

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