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     Here's another nostalgic World Series video from "Rare Sportsfilms"! The memorable highlights of the 1961 World Series (Yankees vs Reds) are now available in full color, plus historic footage of Roger Maris hitting his famous 61st home run on the last day of the regular season. Actual game-action highlights of all the big plays of every game of the five-game series are included, all narrated by Mel Allen, long-time voice of the Yankees. You may have seen some of this series on TV highlight shows, but with poor, reddish-brown color. Now with the help of the most modern electronic equipment, you can see it again in beautiful natural COLOR! Every scene in the film (numbering in the hundreds) has been individually color corrected electronically to bring back the color and picture quality of the original Eastmancolor print. You'll see great shots of old Yankee Stadium and Crosley Field decked out in colorful World Series bunting and slow-motion action shots plus close-ups of the players. Here's a detailed run-down of what you'll see:

Maris' 61st Home Run!

Black & White highlights of Maris' first two at-bats off Tracy Stallard, including every pitch from his historic fourth inning turn during which he made baseball history. Shown also is Sal Durante, who caught the ball!

1961 World Series

* Game 1 at Yankee Stadium - Behind the two-hit pitching of Whitey Ford, the Yanks with homers from Bill Skowron and Elston Howard win the opener, 2-0. Highlights show Clete Boyer making two spectacular fielding plays to rob the Reds of hits.

* Game 2 at Yankee Stadium - Cincinnati 21-game winner Joey Jay brings the Reds even at a game apiece with a 6-2 win. Gordy Coleman and Yogi Berra trade two-run homers early, buy Johnny Edwards' two key RBI hits put the game away for the Reds.

* Game 3 at Crosley Field - One of Bob Purkey's greatest games is ruined on one pitch - the one Roger Maris hits in the ninth inning to win the game for the Yankees and turn the tide of the series. Earlier, pinch-hitter John Blanchard had tied the game in the eighth on a homer.

* Game 4 at Crosley Field - Again, it was too much Whitey Ford, as the lefty runs his scoreless inning string to 32 consecutive, before leaving the game in the sixth with a foot injury. Yanks with help from Jim Coates win, 7-0.

* Game 5 at Crosley Field - Yanks bomb the Reds 13-5 in a slugfest, as Hector Lopez and John Blanchard hit homers for New York, and Frank Robinson and Wally Post retaliate for the Reds. The Yanks score 11 runs in the first four innings to put the game and series away.

     You can get your own copy of this historic video, now in beautiful COLOR for only $29.95 + $5.00 for shipping and handling (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax) to:

"RARE SPORTSFILMS N", 1126 Tennyson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 527-8890

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