1956 WORLD SERIES
Johnny Kucks vs Don Newcombe
The original TV broadcast of Game 7 of the 1956 World Series, Saturday October 10 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, has just been released on a new 2-hour DVD from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc.! The DVD contains all but reel #2 (the second and third innings), and includes the original commercials, pre-game and post-game. This fabulous DVD presentation also includes a unique Rare Sportsfilms feature - both TV and radio game play-by-play broadcasts! You can use a menu at the beginning of the DVD to watch the game while listening to either the TV play-by-play with Mel Allen and Vin Scully, or the radio call by Bob Neal and Bob Wolff. Many fans will want to watch the game twice - viewing the TV picture while listening to first the TV audio, and then later watching with the radio audio. You can also bounce back and forth between radio and TV half inning by half inning if you wish, to further compare both historic play-by-play accounts.
Only six baseball game TV broadcasts before 1965 are known to exist in their entirety! All are World Series games and all but two are owned by Rare Sportsfilms.
On this day, the Dodgers would be trying to win their second World Championship in a row - this time in front of their home fans, and had their ace righthander, 27-game winner Don Newcombe set to pitch against young Johnny Kucks, an 18-game winner having his finest year for the Yankees. No one knew it at the time of course, but this would be the last World Series game ever played at Ebbets Field. Neither did anyone realize that they were about to witness yesterday's game 6 hero Jackie Robinson's last major league appearance! (Robinson’s 10th-inning line single in a scoreless game had driven home the winning run as Brooklyn evened the series the day before!) Now you can "be there" in front of an old B & W TV set more than 60 years later to watch this historic final game! Famed Yankee broadcaster Mel Allen does the TV call into the 5th inning, at which point a very young Vin Scully takes over. This broadcast brings back all the memories of those early televised World Series games and New York baseball as it was played over half a century ago.
To get your own copy of this fabulous presentation of the final game of the 1956 World Series on DVD, send $29.95 + $4.00 for shipping and handling to:
(Illinois residents must add $2.30 state sales tax)
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