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treehorn
09-23-2010, 03:03 PM
‘Best Game Ever’ Broadcast Found in Bing Crosby’s Wine Cellar

By RICHARD SANDOMIR
New York Times
September 23, 2010

How a near pristine, black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him.

Crosby loved baseball, but as a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates he was too nervous to watch the Series against the Yankees, so he and his wife went to Paris, where they listened by radio.

“He said, ‘I can’t stay in the country,’ ” his widow, Kathryn Crosby, said. “ ‘I’ll jinx everybody.’ ” ...

Story Link (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/sports/baseball/24crosby.html?exprod=myyahoo)

Birddog
09-23-2010, 05:11 PM
Nice find TH, thanks.

kitzbuel
09-24-2010, 12:02 PM
ESPN Story: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5611152


(Or at least the same story on ESPN, now that I have clicked on Treehorn's link!)

75Zag
09-27-2010, 07:04 PM
I started link @ Crosby Library on same topic. Wasted electrons, but a cool story. Saint Bing kept GU on the national map during the late 40s and throughout the 50s and 60s. I wish he could have kept the football program going, but I think that he and Fr. Dussault decided that it just didn't make sense to pour money into a small college program after the end of WW2. Imagine if GU had a decent football team in the 60s. We might be in the Pac10 instead of WSU.

Go Bulldogs! Get Bigger!

treehorn
09-27-2010, 08:03 PM
It's good to see a positive story about Bing Crosby in the news. I'm looking forward to watching the full game featuring Mantle, Berra, Kubek, Maseroski, Clemente and other greats.