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#13222A: NEW YORK GIANTS VS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
1957-09-29, WPIX, 22 min.
Russ Hodges, Willie Mays, Dusty Rhodes, Johnny Antonelli, Whitey Lockman, Bobby Thomson, Wes Westrum, Don Mueller, Bill Rigney, Jim Woods, Bob Delaney, George Levy, Danny OConnel, Daryl Spencer, Hans Lobert, Red Murray, Sid Gordon, Buddy Kerr, Eddie Brannick

  The final New York Giant Baseball Game played in New York at the Polo Grounds by the New York Giant baseball team. 

The Giants moved into the Polo Grounds in 1891. After today's final game they will be leaving many memories, mourners and an empty baseball park behind. 

Radio came to the Giants in 1939. Television's first full season came in 1948. Steve Ellis called the shots that first TV season over the NBC network. In 1949 WPIX, with Russ Hodges and Al Helfer, at the mikes took over the telecasting, providing memorable play by play moments including those by Willie Mays and the most audacious New York Giant recording of them all, by Hodges, of the National League Winning home run by Bobby Thomson in 1951. 

In what is considered the only known WPIX TV video or audio opening of a regularly scheduled New York Giant game we hear the theme music and opening by broadcaster, in the booth, Jim Woods, who reminds the viewers that the ballgame is coming to them by Knickerbocker Beer and Pall Mall cigarettes. We hear George Levy New York Giant public address announcer naming today's line-up in the background.

Announcer, Jim Woods, states that manager Bill Rigney wants to pack the Giant line-up with as many 1954 New York Giant players as possible, including catcher Wes Westrum who hasn't started a game in quite some time.
 
NEW YORK GIANTS STARTING LINE-UP

1B - Danny O'Connell 
RF - Don Mueller
CF - Willie Mays
LF - Dusty Rhodes

3B - Bobby Thomson (traded by the Giants in 1954 and returning 
     for one more half season in 1957)

1B - Whitey Lockman
SS - Daryl Spencer
C -  Wes Westrum
P - Johnny Antonelli



After announcing the first lead off hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates we segue to the bottom of the ninth inning, Giants losing 9 to 1. Bob Delaney does play by play. Don Meuller flies out. Willie Mays gets a resounding standing ovation (banging on the roof of the Giant dugout can be heard. Willie makes out ending his 1957 season with a .333 batting average. The final New York Giant out at the Polo Grounds is made by Dusty Rhodes. 

NOTE: In 2014 a version of this tape was presented in person by Phil Gries to the daughter of Dusty Rhodes and to a friend of Willie Mays, to be given to him. 

We hear announcer Russ Hodges, from the center field New York Giant clubhouse reminiscing about past Giant teams who played at the Polo Grounds (1942, 1944, 1946, 1951, 1954).
Giant fans surround him and chant "Stay team stay." 

Hodges interviews manager Bill Rigney from his New York Giant Clubhouse Office. He states that today is a sad day.
He discuses plans for managing the 1958 San Francisco Giants. 

Russ Hodges interviews former NY Giant players, including Hans Lobert who began his baseball career in 1903 playing for the Giants from 1915-1917, Red Murray who played with the Giants from 1909-1914, Sid Gordon who retired as a Giant during the middle of last season, Buddy Kerr great  short stop for the New York Giants over a period of six years during the 1940's, and Eddie Brannick who joined the New York Giant organization in 1905 as an office boy working his way up to Club Secretary / Office manager, remaining with the club for a total of 65 years. 

Russ Hodges becomes poetic reading a verse he has written about the departure of the New York Giants form New York. 

Russ Hodges and Bob Delaney sign off. 
THE END OF AN ERA
                                                                                                        
#13222B: NEW YORK GIANTS VS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
1957-09-29, WPIX, 6 min.
Russ Hodges, Willie Mays, Dusty Rhodes, Johnny Antonelli, Whitey Lockman, Bobby Thomson, Wes Westrum, Don Mueller, Bill Rigney, Jim Woods, Bob Delaney, George Levy, Danny OConnel, Daryl Spencer, Hans Lobert, Red Murray, Sid Gordon, Buddy Kerr, Eddie Brannick

ATA #13222B is a six minute excerpt edited from the ATA #13222A TV Audio Air Check, outlined below.  It contains ONLY the ninth inning, as announced by Bob Delaney, which includes  a  rare retrospective  TV broadcast audio description of Willie Mays' last at bat, in the Polo Grounds, as a New York Giant.


ATA#13222A
The final New York Giant Baseball Game played in New York at the Polo Grounds by the New York Giant baseball team. 

The Giants moved into the Polo Grounds in 1891. After today's final game they will be leaving many memories, mourners and an empty baseball park behind. 

Radio came to the Giants in 1939. Television's first full season came in 1948. Steve Ellis called the shots that first TV season over the NBC network. In 1949 WPIX, with Russ Hodges and Al Helfer, at the mikes took over the telecasting, providing memorable play by play moments including those by Willie Mays and the most audacious New York Giant recording of them all, by Hodges, of the National League Winning home run by Bobby Thomson in 1951. 

In what is considered the only known WPIX TV video or audio opening of a regularly scheduled New York Giant game we hear the theme music and opening by broadcaster, in the booth, Jim Woods, who reminds the viewers that the ballgame is coming to them by Knickerbocker Beer and Pall Mall cigarettes. We hear George Levy New York Giant public address announcer naming today's line-up in the background.

Announcer, Jim Woods, states that manager Bill Rigney wants to pack the Giant line-up with as many 1954 New York Giant players as possible, including catcher Wes Westrum who hasn't started a game in quite some time.
 
NEW YORK GIANTS STARTING LINE-UP

1B - Danny O'Connell 
RF - Don Mueller
CF - Willie Mays
LF - Dusty Rhodes

3B - Bobby Thomson (traded by the Giants in 1954 and returning 
     for one more half season in 1957)

1B - Whitey Lockman
SS - Daryl Spencer
C -  Wes Westrum
P - Johnny Antonelli



After announcing the first lead off hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates we segue to the bottom of the ninth inning, Giants losing 9 to 1. Bob Delaney does play by play. Don Meuller flies out. Willie Mays gets a resounding standing ovation (banging on the roof of the Giant dugout can be heard. Willie makes out ending his 1957 season with a .333 batting average. The final New York Giant out at the Polo Grounds is made by Dusty Rhodes. 

NOTE: In 2014 a version of this tape was presented in person by Phil Gries to the daughter of Dusty Rhodes and to a friend of Willie Mays, to be given to him. 

We hear announcer Russ Hodges, from the center field New York Giant clubhouse reminiscing about past Giant teams who played at the Polo Grounds (1942, 1944, 1946, 1951, 1954).
Giant fans surround him and chant "Stay team stay." 

Hodges interviews manager Bill Rigney from his New York Giant Clubhouse Office. He states that today is a sad day.
He discuses plans for managing the 1958 San Francisco Giants. 

Russ Hodges interviews former NY Giant players, including Hans Lobert who began his baseball career in 1903 playing for the Giants from 1915-1917, Red Murray who played with the Giants from 1909-1914, Sid Gordon who retired as a Giant during the middle of last season, Buddy Kerr great  short stop for the New York Giants over a period of six years during the 1940's, and Eddie Brannick who joined the New York Giant organization in 1905 as an office boy working his way up to Club Secretary / Office manager, remaining with the club for a total of 65 years. 

Russ Hodges becomes poetic reading a verse he has written about the departure of the New York Giants form New York. 

Russ Hodges and Bob Delaney sign off. 
THE END OF AN ERA
                                                                                                                                               
#9847: THE WAY IT WAS
1976-02-26, SYN, 30 min.
Jack Brickhouse, Willie Mays, Leo Durocher, Curt Gowdy, Dusty Rhodes, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez

October 3rd, 1974-May 14th, 1977  

A half-hour syndicated PBS series sports nostalgia show hosted by Curt Gowdy. Guest athletes view film clips of famous sporting events and reminisce. 

A look back at the 1954 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Giants.    

Host: Curt Gowdy.                                    
#9225: HBO WRESTLING SPECIAL
1976-12-20, HBO, 70 min.
Vince McMahon, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie, Dick Slater, Mr. Wrestling 1, Gene Anderson, Ole Anderson, Anderson Brothers, Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk, Mr. Wrestling 2

Gordon Solie and Vince McMahon call the matches in this early HBO Wrestling presentation broadcast from Georgia. This broadcast is 70 minutes and incomplete. 

  Joined in Progress. Three matches. 
1-Dick Slater vs Mr. Wrestling 1
2-Gene and Ole Anderson vs Dusty Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat
3-WORLD HEAVYWEIGTHT WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Terry Funk vs Mr. Wrestling 2 (one hour time limit). 
From Atlanta Georgia. Ring announcers Gordon Solie and Vince McMahon.

NOTE: These matches are not known to be extant, and except for a brief opening uploaded to you tube  of this broadcast with commentators  Vince McMahon and Gordon Solie, none of these evening's matches have surfaced. 
                             
#8253: HBO WRESTLING
1977-03-07, HBO, 180 min.
Bruno Sammartino, Bo Bo Brazil, Chief Jay Strongbow, Ken Patera, Vince McMahon, Jose Gonzalez, Billy White Wolf, Ivan Putski, Johnny Rodz, Tor Kamata, Baron Miguel Sicluna, Stan Stasiak, Don Kent, Gino Hernandez, Executioner I, Carlos Rocha, Executioner II, Gas House Gilbert, Larry Zbysko, Jan Nelson, Pete Doherty, Dusty Rhodes, Tony Garea

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the WWF live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Bouts include Jose Gonzalez vs. Don Kent, Johnny Rodz vs. Gino Hernandez, Executioner I vs. Carlos Rocha, Executioner II vs. Ivan Putski, Gas House Gilbert vs. Larry Zbysko, Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. challenger Ken Patera in a championship match, Jan Nelson vs. Bo Bo Brazil, Pete Doherty vs. Dusty Rhodes, Tony Garea vs. Baron Miguel Sicluna, tag-team champions Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf vs. challengers Tor Kamata and Stan Stasiak in a tag-team championship match.               
#8254: CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING
1977-03-28, HBO, 110 min.
Bruno Sammartino, Chief Jay Strongbow, Vince McMahon, Jose Gonzalez, Billy White Wolf, Ivan Putski, Johnny Rodz, Gashouse Gilbert, Tor Kamata, Baron Miguel Sicluna, Stan Stasiak, Carlos Rocha, Larry Zbysko, Dusty Rhodes, Tony Garea, Jay Nelson, SD Jones, Executioner # II, Executioner # I, Little John, Billy The Kid, Hillbilly Kid, Hattie Kid

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wrestling Federation. Joined in progress. Bouts include Johnny Rodz vs. Jay Nelson, SD Jones vs. Jose Gonzalez, Carlos Rocha vs. Baron Miguel Sicluna, Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Executioner # II, Little John and Billy The Kid Vs. The Hillbilly Kid and The Hattie Kid,
Baron Von Raschke vs. Bruno Sammartino in a championship match, Tony Garea vs. Gashouse Gilbert, Tor Kamata vs. Dusty Rhodes, Larry Zbysko and Ivan Putski vs. Ken Patera and Stan Stasiak, Billy White Wolf vs. Executioner # I.         
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