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"SUMMER OF 1958"

Here is the most complete archive of baseball film footage from 1958 ever made available on DVD or video! Almost all is footage never seen before, a tremendous 1-hour, 41-minute B & W collection of baseball news highlights from January through October of the year, 1958! When ordering, be sure to specify DVD or video! (Add $5.00 extra if ordering a DVD) Here is exactly what you'll see on this new program:

Baseball Highlights Of The Year - Mel Ott dies in auto wreck. Campanella paralyzed in car crash near his New Jersey home! Musial raps out 3,000th hit!

Bad break for Campy - More story on his tragic accident, his wrecked rental car, his home, wife and son. Gets much mail. Scenes of him in action!

January 29, 1958 - During interview, Musial signs Cardinal contract for '58 in Gussie Busch's office. New one-year deal sets N.L. record!

1958 Spring Training Review: Yanks at St. Pete - Stengel, Mantle, Bauer, Berra, Darrell Johnson, Ford, Larsen, Kucks, Suitcase Simpson. White Sox at Tampa - Manager Al Lopez, Rivera, Ron Jackson, Fox, Aparacio, Al Smith and Early Wynn. Tigers at Henley Field - Manager Jack Tighe, Jim Hegan, Billy Martin, Bunning, Lary, Kaline, Maxwell, Kuenn, Bill Taylor and Gail Harris. Braves at Bradenton - Mgr. Haney, Red Schoendienst, Bob Rush, Spahn, Mathews and Hank Aaron. Cardinals at St. Pete - Hutch, Lindy and Von McDaniel, Musial and Ken Boyer. Dodgers at Vero Beach - Mgr. Alston, Newcombe, Podres, Craig, Erskine, Campy, Rube Walker, Cimoli, Jim Gentile, Hodges and Snider. Reds - Mgr. Tebbetts, Haddix, Purkey, Lawrence, George Crowe, Frank Robinson, Bailey and Gus Bell. Phils at Clearwater - Robin Roberts, Sanford, Cardwell, Turk Farrell, Ashburn and Puddin' Head Jones. Then, spring game at Al Lang Field, Cards vs. Yankees. Ken Boyer's 4th inning 3-run homer off Ed Dick helps beat Yanks 4-0!.

Phils great righthander Robin Roberts is interviewed by Cliff Evans at Clearwater.

World Champion Braves in Spring Training, Bradenton: Manager Haney, Spahn, Buhl, Bob Rush, Carlton Willey, Aaron, Adcock and Ed Mathews.

Spring Training game at Al Lopez Field, Tampa - Yanks win slugfest over White Sox, 15-11. Bill Skowron blasts two homers, one a game-winning grand slam! Casey Stengel, Mickey Mantle, Tony Kubek, Early Wynn and Billy Goodman.

Braves wind up Spring Training with barnstorming trip to Gardner Park in Dallas for game with "West Coast" Dodgers, Koufax vs. Carl Willey!.

Opening Day, 1958 at Seals Stadium, San Francisco, Giants vs. Dodgers, Ruben Gomez vs. Don Drysdale. See the first major league pitch ever thrown west of St. Louis, as Gomez delivers to Geno Cimoli in Giants' jam-packed temporary bandbox ballpark! Guess who hits first west coast homer in M.L. history! Soon-to-be rookie Of The Year Orlando Cepeda also connects later in the game, as Giants rout Bums, 8-0!

Traditional Opening Day at Griffith Stadium, Washington, as Ike throws out first ball and Senators beat Red Sox. Then, as the old Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field both sit vacant, the west coast welcomes the Big Leagues, as Giants beat Dodgers at Seals Stadium in first game ever played in California! Later, Dodgers have their own parade thru downtown L.A., then beat Giants 6-5 in first major league game in the huge Memorial Coliseum! Hank Sauer hits two HR's, for Giants in front of 78,682, a new Major League record!

Friday May 9 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore - Red Sox rout Billy O'Dell and Orioles, 13-5. Sox hurler Dave Sisler tosses complete game and picks up his 4th win of the young season! Hub manager Pinky Higgins, Ted Williams and Jim Piersall.

Saturday May 17 at Connie Mack Stadium - Surprising Pirates come to Philly, but lose 4-3, Bennie Daniels vs. Robin Roberts. Phils Rip Ripulski and Willie Jones homer as Roberts goes all the way for win, despite Pirate homers by Hank Foiles and Frank Thomas. Manager Murtaugh, Ted Kluszewski and Thomas.

May 27 at Connie Mack Stadium - Phils top Giants 5-1 as Rip Ripulski's 3-run first inning home run off Giants starter Stu Miller starts romp. Manager Bill Rigney, Willie Mays, Ruben Gomez, rookie Cepeda and Daryl Spencer.

Memorial Day Father-Son Game at Fenway Park, Boston - Jimmy Piersall and other players with their kids!

Friday Night June 13 at The Coliseum - Ronnie Kline vs. Sandy Koufax - First place Pirates knock out Koufax, but Dodgers rally in the ninth and beat Bucs, as Ed Roebuck gets win in relief!

Ted Williams P.F. Flyers tennis shoe commercial featuring Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers! Highlights from the All-Star Game in Baltimore. For the first time in All-Star history, all hits are singles!

July 8, 1958 All-Star Game in Baltimore from different perspective - Stengel and Fred Haney are managers. V.P. Richard Nixon throws out first pitch before American League beats N.L. 4-3. Billy O'Dell of the host Orioles shuts out Nationals over last three innings to cop pitching honors.

WREX Channel 13 TV Rockford interviews Bill Veeck during a mid-summer visit to County Stadium, Milwaukee. Bill talks candidly about the bonus rule, major league expansion and getting back into baseball!

Wednesday July 23 at old Connie Mack Stadium - Phils outfielder Bob Bowman homers to help Phils blank Giants 2-0 , Ray Semproach vs. Mike McCormick. Manager Bill Rigney, Dick Farrell, Harry Anderson, Ed Bouchee and new Phils skipper Eddie Sawyer.

August 1958 at the Polo Grounds, New York - So what's going on at the old ballpark these days? You won't believe it! Where Bobby Thomson hit his pennant-winning homer, Willie made his famous catch and players ran for their lives after the final out last year, Auto Racing has taken over! Watch modified jalopies race around the new dirt track!

Remember those Lucky Lager Beer TV commercials?

Thursday August 21 at Yankee Stadium - Yanks cool off surging White Sox 6-3, Bob Turley vs. Ray Moore. Elston Howard, left fielder Norm Siebern, and Billy Goodman. Jim Rivera hits his 10th home run in the ninth, but it's too little too late, as Yanks push toward another pennant!

1958 World Series - Highlights of every game with Marty Glackman. All new footage with different camera shots never before seen!

Game 5 and 6 of the World Series in more detail - In Game 5 at Yankee Stadium (Burdette vs. Bob Turley), left fielder Elston Howard's diving catch and throw to double up Billy Bruton may have been the turning point of the series. Already ahead 1-0, the Yanks knock out Burdette in the 6-run 6th inning! Eventual series hero Bob Turley picks up his first win of the series, a 7-0 shutout! For the 6th game of the series, the scene shifts back to Milwaukee , and Warren Spahn, going on only two days rest starts for the Braves vs. Whitey Ford. Spahn pitches into the 10th, but gives up a run, as does reliever Don McMahon, and the Yanks are up 4-2. The Braves rally in their half and score one, but Turley gets the final out, sending the series on to a seventh game for the fourth year in a row! Elston Howard, Gil McDougald, Turley, Bob Buhl and Wes Covington.

Game 7, 1958 World Series at County Stadium, Milwaukee , Burdette vs. Larsen - Sloppy Braves infield play helps the Yanks to two second inning runs, but Del Crandall's game-tying 6th inning homer brings Braves even! However Bill Skowron's 3-run 8th-inning homer crushes Braves and brings Yanks victory from a three-game deficit for the first time since 1925!


To get your own copy of this new video on the 1958 season, send $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping. If ordering a DVD, add $5.00 and specify DVD. (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax). Send Money To:

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