Broadcast Of 1960′s Game 7 World Series Found In Wine Cellar Of Bing Crosby
The New York Times uncovered the story of recently found full TV broadcast reel of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series in Bing Crosby’s wine cellar thought to be lost forever.
Crosby, who was part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hired a company to record Game 7 by kinescope an early relative of the DVR, because he was too nervous to actually watch it and thought he would jinx the Series against the New York Yankees. He and his wife left for Paris as it when it was played. Crosby who died in 1977, kept a half-century’s worth of records, tapes and films in the wine cellar turned vault in his California home.
Thought of as one of the best games ever to be played in World Series history the five-reel set, found in Crosby’s home is the only known complete copy of the game, in which Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski hit a game-ending home run to beat the Yankees, 10-9.
MLB Network reached agreement with Crosby’s estate to televise the game in December with interviews and other programming around it as Bob Costas will be the host. MLB also plans to sell DVDs of the game.