BOSTON RED SOX
Now on DVD!
The original Boston Red Sox highlight films from 1957, 1958 and 1959 are now all available on one DVD - in COLOR! Narrated by the old radio voice of the Red Sox Curt Gowdy, “Play Ball With The Red Sox”, “Red Sox Stars” and “Red Sox Time at Fenway” have just been released on a new 67-minute DVD, thanks to the film restoration expertise of Rare Sportsfilms, Inc!
What a nostalgic treat to watch the Red Sox players of 50 years ago in action once again – Frank Malzone, Jimmy Piersall, Jackie Jensen, Dick Gernert, Willard Nixon, Frank Sullivan, Tom Brewer, Gene Mauch, Pete Runnels, Sammy White, Ike Delock, Lou Berberet, Dave Sisler, Gene Stephens, Murray Wall, Don Buddin, Bill Monbouquette, Marty Keough, Vic Wertz, Jerry Casale, Gary Geiger, Jim Mahoney, Pumpsie Green, manager Mike Higgins and of course, the greatest of them all, Ted Williams! See Fenway Park as it looked half a century ago, and also visiting American League stars, such as Billy Pierce, Minnie Minoso, Larry Doby, Early Wynn, Rocky Colavito, Nellie Fox, Louis Aparacio, Jim Bunning, Vic Power, Hector Lopez, Bob Allison, Harmon Killebrew, Sherm Lollar and others! The Red Sox-Yankee rivalry is given thorough coverage each season, with Yogi Berra, Hank Bauer, Gil McDougald, Bob Turley, Don Larsen, Art Ditmar, Johnny Kucks, Whitey Ford, Ryne Duren, Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle all shown in action! There are baseball arguments, as Mantle is called out on strikes and he and Casey question the umpire, and Tiger manager Bill Norman gets the heave-ho after a disputed call at home plate (Bunning and Red Wilson). Highlights from park promotions and Special Days honoring Tris Speaker, Lolly Hopkins, Father-Son Day, Opening Day 1958 at Griffith Stadium, Washington and the home opener vs Yanks, plus the 1959 Jimmy Fund game vs the Braves (Spahn, Mathews, Aaron, Crandall, Adcock’s HR).
Presented by Coca-Cola every year, each film has at least one “infomercial” showing a ballplayer enjoying Coke! In 1957, Frank Malzone takes his family to the seashore in his new ’57 Pontiac and breaks out the Coke from a vintage cooler! In 1958, Malzone picks up a case at a gas station on his way home from the park after a game. Jackie Jensen and his wife Zoe Ann Olsen (the diving champion) relax with Coca-Cola at their backyard swimming pool in California, and in 1959 Pete Runnels takes a cooler of Coke with him in the boat as he goes fishing on a day off!
The 1959 film shows highlights of the big 5-game sweep over New York late in the season, which knocks the Yanks out of the ’59 pennant race – Jensen himself hits .500 during the series and knocks in 10 runs! Also included is a tribute to the A.L. Champion White Sox. However the most significant inclusion here is probably the only color footage ever shot of the 1959 All-Star Game at Pittsburgh! The game is given ample coverage, with the starting players on each team shown in pre-game closeups (Drysdale vs Wynn). Ed Mathews, enjoying his greatest season, smashes his first All-Star homer off Wynn in the first inning to put the N.L. out in front, 1-0. In the fourth, Al Kaline reaches Lew Burdette for a homer to tie the score. With the N.L. leading 3-1 in the 8th, two singles, a walk to Ted Williams and Gus Triando’s double off El Roy Face gives the A.L. the lead for the only time in the game, 4-3. In the bottom of the inning, the N.L. ties the game with two singles and a sacrifice off Whitey Ford. Then Willie Mays (who else?) drives in Hank Aaron with a game-winning triple, to beat the A.L. 5-4!
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