1960-04-30, WNBC, 52 min.
Host Frank McGee reviews the national pastime and looks at its future. Additional commentary from Lindsey Nelson and Robert McCormick. There are interviews with Ty Cobb, Branch Rickey, Ford Frick, George Trautman, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg, Fred Haney and Rep. Emmanuel Celler. Actor DeWolfe Hopper reads "Casey At The Bat."
1963-09-12, WOR, 49 min.
A tribute to former Brooklyn Dodgers and current New York Mets, Duke Snider at the Polo Grounds with Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, Abe Stark, Dick Young, Miss Rheingold of 1963, Gil Hodges, and M. Donald Grant. Duke Snider speaks to all his fans at the microphone. Following is a fitting tribute to the N.Y. Giants who used to play at the Polo Grounds. Miss Martha Wright sings "Auld Lang Syne" and the "National Anthem" and asks the fans to join in... "for the Duke!" On Kiner's Korner, Ralph Kiner interviews Snider who reflects on his illustrious career year by year.
1970-04-06, WOR, 9 min.
SPECIAL one hour broadcast, of which only the first nine minutes are recorded, recounts the elements that led to the New York Mets team's triumph last year winning the World Series after placing 9th in 1968.
Gil Hodges is interviewed by Lindsey Nelson. He states the reasons that led to the team's success last year when the Mets won 100 games, twenty seven more games than the year before.
Hodges relates how he felt when he initially left his managerial role with the Washington Senators after the 1967 season and signed on to manage the Mets in 1968. Gil states that the most important quality a team can achieve during a season is for each player to take pride each day in one's own accomplishments and the importance of sustaining few injuries during a complete season which was the scenario for the New York Mets in 1969.
1972-09-18, WKAJ, 144 min.
Jon Matlock pitches a complete game five-hitter as the New York Mets defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 at Shea Stadium in New York. Nelson Briles is the losing pitcher for the Pirates. Announcers are Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner, and Lindsey Nelson. Aired on WKAJ Radio.
1972-09-19, WKAJ, 146 min.
The Pittsburgh Pirates clinch a tie for the Eastern Division title by defeating the New York Mets 5-1 at Shea Stadium. Bob Moose wins his 12th game of the
year in defeating Jerry Koosman and Bob Robertson hits his 11th homer of the season. Announcers are Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, and Ralph Kiner. Aired on WKAJ Radio.
1972-09-20, WKAJ, 135 min.
Tom Seaver strikes out fifteen Pirate hitters and scatters five hits as the New York Mets defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 at Shea Stadium, denying the Pirates the Eastern Division title in the National League. Luke Walker is the losing pitcher for the Pirates. Announcers are Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, and Ralph Kiner. Aired on WKAJ Radio.
1972-09-21, WKAJ, 152 min.
The Pittsburgh Pirates clinch the Eastern Division title of the National League by defeating the New York Mets 6-2 at Shea Stadium. Steve Blass scatters seven hits in winning his 18th game of the season, defeating Gary Gentry. This game featured the Major League debut of Mets catcher Joe Nolan. Announcers are Lindsey Nelson, Ralph Kiner, and Bob Murphy. Aired on WKAJ Radio.
1972-09-22, WKAJ, 174 min.
The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the New York Mets 5-4 in 11 innings at Shea Stadium in New York. Bill Robinson hits his 5th homer of the year in the second inning off of Mets starter Jim McAndrew. Announcers are Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner, and Lindsey Nelson. Aired on WKAJ Radio.
1972-09-26, WKAJ, 133 min.
Jerry Koosman retires the first fifteen Cardinal hitters and brings a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Joe Torre gets the first St. Louis hit, breaking up the no-hit bid. Koosman goes on to win his 10th game of the season as the New York Mets defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 at Busch Stadium. Jim Bibby is the losing pitcher for St. Louis. Announcers are Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner, and Lindsey Nelson. Aired on WKAJ Radio.
1972-10-03, WKAJ, 184 min.
The New York Mets defeat the Montreal Expos 4-3 in 12 innings in the second game of a doubleheader from Jarry Park in Montreal. Danny Frisella defeats the Expos' Tom Walker. Ken Boswell collects four hits and drives in three runs, leading the Mets offense. Announcers are Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner and Lindsey Nelson.
NOTE: Game is picked up in the top of the second inning. Tape runs out with Montreal Expos Bob Bailey at bat in the bottom of the 12th inning.
This rare audio air check was originally audio recorded by Pat Rispole and is not in the John Miley Collection. It was acquired by Phil Gries indirectly in 1997.
Tuesday, October 3, 1972
Venue: Parc Jarry
Game Duration: 3:29
Night Game, on grass
Second game of doubleheader.
WP: Danny Frisella (5-8) • LP: Tom Walker (2-2) • SV: Tug McGraw (26)
New York Mets
1972-10-04, WKAJ, 151 min.
The New York Mets defeat the Montreal Expos 3-1 at Jarry Park in Montreal as the 1972 regular season comes to a close. The Mets score all three of their runs in the sixth inning led by Jim Beauchamp's two run home run, his 5th of the season. Jon Matlock picks up his 15th win of the season. Balor Moore is the losing pitcher for the Expos. Announcers are Bob Murphy and Ralph Kiner, and Lindsey Nelson.
This is the final game of the Mets 1972 Season in which they have one the second most games in a season's franchise history.
Complete opening, Mets sign on Music, and closing with wrap up the game and 1972 season.
Commercials include Bing Crosby chairman for the Arthritis National Campaign...commercials filmed in California in 1972 by Phil Gries, creator and owner of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
1973-10-10, WNBC, 49 min.
Ralph Kiner does the play-by-play from the bottom of the fifth inning. In this fifth and final playoff game, Bob Murphy announces the play-by-play for the Red's ninth inning. From the victorious Mets Clubhouse, Kiner interviews Manager Yogi Berra, Ed Kranepool, Rusty Staub, Board Director Herbert Walker, Tom Seaver and Felix Millan. Bob Murphy joins Kiner with Tug McGraw, Cleon Jones, Chairman of the Board M. Donald Grant, and Willie Mays. Lindsey Nelson joins Kiner as interviews continue with Jon Matlack, John Milner, and Bud Harrelson.
1973-10-17, NBC, min.
Game 4 of the 1973 World Series between the Oakland A's and the New York Mets from Shea Stadium in New York. The Mets win 6-1.
Lindsey Nelson and Tony Kubek report.