Red Barber's post-game show which airs, following each New York Yankees televised game. On this show Barber and guest Roger Maris discuss Roger's historic 61st home run which he hit during today's game, breaking Babe Ruth's record. They both look at a video taped replay of the home run, and recount the moment. Contains opening, with theme music and Wheaties commercial.
NOTE: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A LOST TELEVISION BROADCAST ORIGINALLY VIEWED AND LISTENED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, AND ONLY PRESERVED AS A BROADCAST RECORD ON AUDIO TAPE. THE ONLY KNOWN AND PRESERVED ORIGINAL AUDIO AIR CHECK OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT.
This peerless television audio air check of the WPIX TV Broadcast was audio taped, direct line, by Phil Gries, founder and owner of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
A recording of this air check was given to Andy Strasberg who contacted me in 2020 while researching material for a book he was writing. He mentioned that for over fifty years searching for this holy grail broadcast of Roger Maris appearing on Red Barber's NY Yankee Post Game Show, right after hitting his historic 61st home run and viewing it for the first time on video tape playback and commenting, had alluded him.
In his finished book "MY 1961," published by August Publications in 2021, the transcript of this peerless audio is greatly quoted verbatim by author Andy Strasberg on pages 257 through 270.