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#5905B: BROOKLYN DODGERS VS NEW YORK GIANTS BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAME 3 (1951)
1951-10-03, WCFL, 132 min.
Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Alvin Dark, Willie Mays, Leo Durocher, Ralph Branca, Pee Wee Reese, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe, Sal Maglie, Hank Thompson, Whitey Lockman, Eddie Stanky, Bobby Thomson, Wes Westrum, Carl Furillo, Gorden McLendon, Andy Pafko, Don Mueller, Clint Hatung, Bill Rigney, Ray Noble, Larry Jansen

The Liberty Network, WCFL, Chicago aircheck. 
The National League Championship game number three,  that included the famous game-ending home run by Bobby Thompson ("The Shot Heard Round the World"). 

This radio broadcast is actually a re-creation, using data about the game sent in by wire. The announcer is Gordon McLendon, who owned the Liberty Network. 

                    
#5898A: WORLD SERIES (1951) NEW YORK GIANTS VS NEW YORK YANKEES
1951-10-04, MBS, 95 min.
Mel Allen, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Bob Sheppard, Johnny Sain, Mickey Mantle, Alvin Dark, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Hank Bauer, Jerry Coleman, Monte Irvin, Hank Thompson, Gil McDougald, Al Helfer, Bobby Brown, Joe Collins, Bob Kuzava, Ed Lopat, Allie Reynolds, Johnny Mize, Gene Woodling, Clint Hartung, Dave Koslo, Whitey Lockman, Eddie Stanky, Bobby Thomson, Wes Westrum, Sal Yvars, Bob Meusel

  
The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on the legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard 'Round the World).

In the Series, the Yankees showed some power of their own, including Gil McDougald's grand slam home run in Game 5, at the Polo Grounds. The Yankees won the Series in six games, for their third straight title and 14th overall. This would be the last World Series for Joe DiMaggio, who retired afterward, and the first for rookies Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.

This was the last Subway Series the Giants played in. Both teams would meet again eleven years later after the Giants relocated to San Francisco. They have not played a World Series against each other since. This was the first World Series announced by Bob Sheppard, who was in his first year as Yankee Stadium's public address announcer. It was also the first World Series to be televised exclusively by one network (NBC) as well as the first to be televised nationwide, as coaxial cable had recently linked both coasts.

 Rare highlights of game one, five, and six of the 1951 World Series broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network.
 
Game One - The opening with commentator Al Helfer who for the first seven minutes mentions multiple times yesterday's historic Bobby Thomson winning home run against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Helfer states the opening line-up for both teams. 

Mel Allen is heard doing the play-by-play during an historic first inning which includes Monte Irvin's steal of home, only the fourth time successfully executed in World Series history, last done by Bob Meusel thirty years ago in 1921. This game is notable for rookie Yankee Mickey Mantle who is lead-off hitter for the New York Yankees. 
We hear highlights during the bottom of the Yankee second inning which  includes Gil McDougald's first World Series hit (double).
Al Helfer does the play-by-play in the top of the Giant sixth inning which includes a home run by Alvin Dark and Monte Irvin's fourth consecutive hit in the game. 

Highlights of game five. Al Helfer states the opening line-ups for both teams. Mel Allen does the play-by-play for the top of the Yankees' first inning, and top of the Yankees' third inning which includes Gil McDougald hitting only the third Grand Slam in World Series history. Also heard is Phil Rizzuto hitting a home run in the top of the fourth inning and Joe DiMaggio doubling in the top of the seventh inning, playing the next to last game in his career (1936-1951). 
Mel Allen recaps game five's 13 to 1 Yankee massacre of the 1951 World Series.

Game six opening with Mel Allen stating the line-ups for both teams. 
Al Helfer does the play-by-play for the bottom of the Yankee first inning. Brief play-by-play in the Giant top of the fifth inning with Willie Mays singling. Mel Allen calls the ninth inning which is a nail bitter as the New York Giants load the bases with no outs, trailing 4 to 1. After the Giants close within one run with the potential tying run on second base, a racing Hank Bauer makes a sensational sliding catch by pinch hitter Sal Yvars to end the game giving the New York Yankees their fourteenth World Championship.

The 1951 season has been referred to as "The Season of Change" as it witnessed the departure of several of the games veteran superstars and the introduction of a new generation of talent. Several new rookies on the scene including a young 19-year-old switch hitter named Mickey Mantle and a phenomenal 20-year-old outfielder named Willie Mays begin their historic careers.

NOTE: These rare sound tracks were discovered at WOR radio station in the 1960's. They were on multiple 16" Electronic Transmission discs. Each side of one disc contained 15 minutes of audio. This 95-minute compilation of broadcast audio highlights of the 1951 World Series is all that exists of this classic World Series broadcast. 
                                                                                                                                                          
#829: A SALUTE TO HANK AARON: HOME RUN NUMBER 715
1974-04-09, NBC & CBS, 41 min.
Joe Garagiola, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Pearl Bailey, Curt Gowdy, Ross Porter, Tony Kubek, Monte Irvin, Roger Mudd, Eric Sevareid

A special Monday Night Baseball presentation with pre-game ceremonies salutes Henry Aaron who speaks to a full house from Atlanta, Georgia before the game. Curt Gowdy, Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek are in the Broadcasting Booth. The National Anthem is sung by Miss Pearl Bailey for this Brave and Dodgers contest. Hank Aaron's first plate appearance in the second inning is a walk. But coming to bat for the second time, Aaron hits career home run number 715 and Hank Aaron thanks his fans and receives special gifts including a ring and a watch, presented by Monte Irvin on behalf of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who is not in attendance. Gowdy, Garagiola, and Kubek discuss the significance of the 715 home runs before the game resumes. Also on this tape is a CBS news broadcast from Los Angeles. Ross Porter recounts the events of the day and in addition, a CBS next day news program with aftermath reactions is presented. Aaron is interviewed at his home the morning after. There is a poignant editorial reflection on the comparison of Babe Ruth to Hank Aaron by CBS News correspondent Eric Sevareid on the National Evening News with Walter Cronkite. Roger Mudd substituting.
#9858: THE WAY IT WAS: THE NEGRO LEAGUES
1977-04-16, SYN, 30 min.
Curt Gowdy, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe, Dick Enberg, Satchel Paige, Chet Brewer, Ted Page, Quincy Trouppe Sr., James COOL PAPA Bell, Willie Forster, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Buck Leonard, Martin Dihigo, Dave Malarcher

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. 

Negro League Baseball- A look at black baseball in America.

Host: Curt Gowdy.  

 In this program, hosted by Curt Gowdy and Dick Enberg, the history of the Negro baseball leagues is discussed. The guests are some of the greatest players to come out of those leagues, including Satchel Paige, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe, Willie Forster, Ted Page, Chet Brewer, and Quincy Trouppe. Highlights include: the history of the Negro League dating back to the Civil War era; Adrain "Cap" Anson's refusal to let his team play against competition beginning in 1887 if there were any black players on the field and how other teams followed his lead; Andrew "Rube" Forster's formation of an all-black players league in response to the segregation enforced by other teams; the sub-par conditions that the Negro League teams had to overcome including inferior living, playing, and equipment conditions; the types of crowds that would show up for the games and whether or not the stadiums would sell-out; the differences in the style of that game that was played in the Negro Leagues as compared to that of the Major Leagues; how the Negro League season sometimes went on for as long as two hundred games, with Negro League teams often playing two games a day in different cities; the opinion of the guests that the fastest man to ever play the game was James "Cool Papa" Bell, who was able to run from first base to home plate on a bunt and once stole one-hundred-and-seventy bases in a season; an example of the gloves the players used day in and day out; and what it was like playing against the Major Leaguers when both of their seasons were over. Also, expressed how if felt being banned from Major League Baseball.

Reminiscences from the panel related to great Black Ballplayers in their time, including, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Buck Leonard, Martin Dihigo, Dave Malarcher, others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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