Wednesday, May 18, 2011

June 1975: Colorize This!

I have added several Dick Allen images to my collection recently. Inspired by Sunday's throwback uniforms -- I decided to colorize one of my new favorites. Based on the other images that were part of this set, this frame was taken on June 18th, 1975 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Original image

Colorized image

As often happens in May in Chicago, the game was delayed twice by rain. Steve Stone (future Cy Young Award winner and current White Sox broadcaster) started the game for the Cubs and Wayne Twitchell started for the Phils. The score was tied with one out in the top of the ninth inning when Dick Allen singled. He scored when pinch hitter Tommy Hutton (current Florida Marlins broadcaster) hit a home run to deep right field off of (soon to be released and retired) Bob Locker and the Phils went on to win 9-7.


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