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Wrigley Field, Chicago - Saturday Afternoon, June 29, 1972

Another rare baseball broadcast treasure is now available on DVD to sports fans everywhere - only from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc! The last three innings of the original NBC TV broadcast of the July 29 1972 Baseball Game Of The Week is now offered for the first time ever on this new 42-minute B & W DVD made directly from the original kinescope! NBC announcers Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek call the play-by-play action. The opposing pitchers are Billy Hands of the Cubs and Rick Wise for St. Louis. Interestingly, this is the Wrigley Field managerial debut of new Cubs skipper Whitey Lockman, who has just been named to replace the controversial Leo Durocher, himself watching the game from the Cubs private box! A personal telegram to Leo from Cubs catcher Randy Hundley is made public before the game and you'll hear Hundley himself comment in an interview before hitting the game's only home run! You'll also see some poor base running by St. Louis and an unusual 6-4-2-6 Cubs double play. Donn Clendenon and Jerry McNertney make pinch-hitting appearances for the Cardinals and Diego Segui pitches an inning in relief of Wise. Both Steve Hamilton and Jack Aker also see mound action for Chicago.

Even partial-game TV broadcasts from before the days of home VCRs (1975) are very rare. This is the oldest Cubs vs Cardinals TV broadcast known to exist, and now you can go back a generation in time and watch the action unfold once again at Wrigley Field!

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E   LOB
Cardinals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   2 8 0   5
Cubs 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X   3 7 1   3
#20 Lou Brock, LF
41 Ted Sizemore, 2B
17 Matty Alou, 1B
9 Joe Torre, 3B
23 Ted Simmons, C
12 Bernie Carbo, RF
38 Jose Cruz, CF
19 Dwain Anderson, SS
40 Risk Wise, RHP
16 Donn Clendenon, PH in 7th
15 Jerry McNertney, PH in 8th
35 Diego Segui, RHP in 8th
2 Red Schoendienst, Mgr.
#7 Rick Monday, CF
18 Glenn Beckert, 2B
26 Billy Williams, LF
8 Joe Pepitone, 1B
10 Ron Santo, 3B
1 Jose Cardenal, RF
9 Randy Hundley, C
11 Don Kessinger, SS
49 Billy Hands, RHP
37 Steve Hamilton, LHP in 8th
38 Jack Aker, RHP in 9th
16 Whitey Lockman, Mgr.
To order this DVD of the June 29, 1972 Cubs game vs the Cardinals, send $29.95 + $5.00 for FIRST CLASS shipping and handling to: (Illinois residents must add $2.00 state sales tax)

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