Sunday, February 3, 2013

1977 TWIB - Richie Zisk goes deep

Friday was a special day my house... I only had to wait a couple of days for Amazon to deliver my very own copy of This Week in Baseball: Season One (1977) DVD.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the was no such thing as ESPN or DirecTV MLB Extra Innings. Baseball games were not available every night of the week. As a fan, six days a week you were limited to your local teams broadcasts. The only time you got to see non-local teams was on the Saturday afternoon Game of the Week. This all changed in 1977 when This Week in Baseball was first aired, showing highlights and interviews from the games played during the week. It was magical back then... and even more magical now.

Here is a quick clip from the second episode of Richie Zisk blasting one over the roof of Comiskey Park.


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