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Fenway
01-19-2011, 07:02 PM
ABC News wasn't there for a game with the expansion Royals :tongue:

Video is cued to when Frank Reynolds goes to White Sox Park and Hugh Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLpN1RUM4n0&feature=player_detailpage#t=74s

LITTLE NELL
01-19-2011, 08:41 PM
Yours truly with his soon to be bride were there that day.
The 59 Sox were also honored that day between the games of the DH.

Brian26
01-19-2011, 09:08 PM
ABC News wasn't there for a game with the expansion Royals :tongue:

Video is cued to when Frank Reynolds goes to White Sox Park and Hugh Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLpN1RUM4n0&feature=player_detailpage#t=74s

Look at those sunglasses on the girl at the 2:35 mark.

That style is popular again. It only took 40 years.

VA_GoGoSox
01-19-2011, 09:36 PM
Cool find! Looks like Bill Melton lead the way that day with 5 hits and 3 rbi in the two games. Always neat to see stuff like this.

LITTLE NELL
01-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Cool find! Looks like Bill Melton lead the way that day with 5 hits and 3 rbi in the two games. Always neat to see stuff like this.

We lost both games and KC was an expansion team that year.

TommyJohn
01-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Comiskey Park and Rod Serling in the same clip! Gotta love it.

gogosox675
01-19-2011, 10:08 PM
I like how even the desk anchor called it Comiskey Park instead of White Sox Park. It was a dumb idea to change it.

Fenway
01-19-2011, 10:20 PM
I like how even the desk anchor called it Comiskey Park instead of White Sox Park. It was a dumb idea to change it.

How many times have you seen a man in suit and tie riding a horse?

A. C. Allyn was a little aloof

http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!CCCGhQw!Wk~$(KGrHqV,!hME0fcp2rRcBNJ2CT8zig~~0_3.J PG

Railsplitter
01-20-2011, 10:31 AM
We lost both games and KC was an expansion team that year.

Royals finished 4th in the A.L West that year, the Sox 5th :(:

KenBerryGrab
01-20-2011, 10:39 AM
I was watching this game as a 9-year-old. I remember that Sox-O-Gram "They are on the moon" being on air.

SOXSINCE'70
01-20-2011, 10:56 AM
I like how even the desk anchor called it Comiskey Park instead of White Sox Park. It was a dumb idea to change it.

I still call it Comiskey Park. I always will. That "corporate" name that has been on the buiding since 2003 does not matter to me.

SOXSINCE'70
01-20-2011, 10:57 AM
How many times have you seen a man in suit and tie riding a horse?

A. C. Allyn was a little aloof

http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!CCCGhQw!Wk~$(KGrHqV,!hME0fcp2rRcBNJ2CT8zig~~0_3.J PG

Ya' think??:D:

Hitmen77
01-20-2011, 11:00 AM
Great clip. It was nice to see some video of the old park back during that era.

I remember Hugh Hill on Channel 7 when I was a kid (back in the late 70s/early 80s). He seemed like the perfect political reporter - a real no-nonsense guy.

EDIT: by the way, notice how many of the men in the video had cigars at the ballpark. Also, it was a nice touch being able to see the moon itself in the sky during that day game when Armstrong and Aldrin were on it's surface.

Royals finished 4th in the A.L West that year, the Sox 5th :(:

It didn't take the Royals long to become a successful team. They won their first of several division titles in 1976 - which was only their 8th season. It might be hard for younger people today to imagine (since they are now constant doormats), but the Royals were consistently one of the best teams in baseball from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. Monday Night Baseball on ABC often would feature a game involving the Kansas City Royals.

SI1020
01-20-2011, 11:45 AM
We lost both games and KC was an expansion team that year. Yes the Sox were falling off the baseball map and the Cubs were headed to the World Series. I remember that year well.

LITTLE NELL
01-20-2011, 12:58 PM
Yes the Sox were falling off the baseball map and the Cubs were headed to the World Series. I remember that year well.

68-69-70 were the worst years I've experienced as a Sox fan.
I don't know how I survived those years what with the town and media Cub-crazy and the Sox being horrrible.

Lamp81
01-20-2011, 02:05 PM
I still call it Comiskey Park. I always will. That "corporate" name that has been on the buiding since 2003 does not matter to me.

The way I look at it, Comiskey Park was torn down in 1990. I didn't like the idea of naming the new park the same as the old one. At the time, I thought it should have been named Thompson Field for the Governors' role in saving the White Sox.

Now, I don't mind the corporate name, as the money has allowed many improvements to the park. It is much better now than when it opened.

Hitmen77
01-20-2011, 02:52 PM
The way I look at it, Comiskey Park was torn down in 1990. I didn't like the idea of naming the new park the same as the old one. At the time, I thought it should have been named Thompson Field for the Governors' role in saving the White Sox.

Now, I don't mind the corporate name, as the money has allowed many improvements to the park. It is much better now than when it opened.

Exactly. This wasn't just a name "sell out" cash grab by the White Sox. The money paid by US Cellular went right into the many improvements into the ballpark that have significantly improved the park and its image.

Because of this, I don't have a problem with its new name.

johnnyg83
01-20-2011, 03:57 PM
I still call it Comiskey Park. I always will. That "corporate" name that has been on the buiding since 2003 does not matter to me.

http://www.nomas-nyc.com/img/p/16-124-large.jpg

http://www.nomas-nyc.com/t-shirts/16-comiskey.html

TomBradley72
01-20-2011, 05:12 PM
http://www.nomas-nyc.com/img/p/16-124-large.jpg

http://www.nomas-nyc.com/t-shirts/16-comiskey.html

I feel zero loyalty to Charles Comiskey- after 1919 what did he ever do for our franchise?

On a separate note- at 2:40 of the clip- you can see a woman holding one of the "popcorn megaphones"- I miss those!

Fenway
01-20-2011, 05:39 PM
I feel zero loyalty to Charles Comiskey- after 1919 what did he ever do for our franchise?

On a separate note- at 2:40 of the clip- you can see a woman holding one of the "popcorn megaphones"- I miss those!

http://images.craigslist.org/3n13pf3l55Q05T55U6acr98626ec500661a5a.jpg

In 1973 I went to a weekday afternoon game Bos-NYY with a co-worker who had just moved to Boston. (He grew up in Chicago) - so we in the park and I had to explain to him the Fenway beer rules back then. Not only did we NOT have beer vendors, we were supposed to drink the beer under the stands and watch on TV. He was dumbfounded. I explained - no worries but, first we have to buy some popcorn, dump the popcorn and then put the beer inside the megaphone. He looked at me like I was insane.

We get the beer, and walking up the ramp to our seats the usher just glares at me and snarls "Sir, your popcorn is dripping."

We are still good friends and one night when he was at KDKA he called me to tell that story on the air. That is his memory of Fenway Park.

It was also the day the modern NYY-Boston rivalry started to explode.

Yankees tried a suicide squeeze in the 9th but Gene Michael couldn't hit the ball and Munson was a dead duck and Fisk wasn't moving.
http://www.around-the-horn.com/Uploads/fisk1.jpg
http://www.around-the-horn.com/Uploads/fisk3.jpg
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRg3OosRM58y_PW4VVRQAo5zqlpibReW pTvHkYA7dcBYJtPyeOKGQ

That set the tone for everything that happened later in the 70's.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=197308010BOS

TomBradley72
01-20-2011, 05:41 PM
http://images.craigslist.org/3n13pf3l55Q05T55U6acr98626ec500661a5a.jpg

In 1973 I went to a Thursday afternoon game Bos-NYY with a co-worker who had just moved to Boston. (He grew up in Chicago) - so we in the park and I had to explain to him the Fenway beer rules back then. Not only did we NOT have beer vendors, we were supposed to drink the beer under the stands and watch on TV. He was dumbfounded. I explained - no worries but, first we have to buy some popcorn, dump the popcorn and then put the beer inside the megaphone. He looked at me like I was insane.

We get the beer, and walking up the ramp to our seats the usher just glares at me and snarls "Sir, your popcorn is dripping."

We are still good friends and one night when he was at KDKA he called me to tell that story on the air. That is his memory of Fenway Park.

It was also the day the modern NYY-Boston rivalry started to explode.

Yankees tried a suicide squeeze in the 9th but Gene Michael couldn't hit the ball and Munson was a dead duck and Fisk wasn't moving.
http://www.around-the-horn.com/Uploads/fisk1.jpg
http://www.around-the-horn.com/Uploads/fisk3.jpg
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRg3OosRM58y_PW4VVRQAo5zqlpibReW pTvHkYA7dcBYJtPyeOKGQ

That set the tone for everything that happened later in the 70's.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=197308010BOS

Nice.

I love WSI. :smile: