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Hitmen77
04-06-2011, 04:29 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/videobeta/?watchId=4b0db513-7c38-44a8-bdb7-f982591dc119

downstairs
04-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Cool find! First game for the A's green/yellow unis.

Lip Man 1
04-06-2011, 06:20 PM
To bad they didn't have any footage of the Sox actually doing something. They lost that game 7-4 but had a hell of a season as it turned out, 94 wins.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
04-06-2011, 07:48 PM
To bad they didn't have any footage of the Sox actually doing something. They lost that game 7-4 but had a hell of a season as it turned out, 94 wins.

Lip

And the next 2 years weren't to shabby either with 98 and 95 wins. 3 year record of 287-199 and all to show for it was 3 second place finishes.
As Brickhouse used to say ''Oh Brother''.

SephClone89
04-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Incredible. If I had a sports time machine I'd go back to the mid-late 50s and see the Sox play the Yankees in Chicago and New York...and catch a Giants-Dodgers game at Ebbets Field before leaving the Big Apple.

LITTLE NELL
04-06-2011, 08:49 PM
Incredible. If I had a sports time machine I'd go back to the mid-late 50s and see the Sox play the Yankees in Chicago and New York...and catch a Giants-Dodgers game at Ebbets Field before leaving the Big Apple.

Loved those Pierce vs Ford- Sox Yankee games often in front of 45,000 fanatics at the old palace.
Seemed like every series we played against the Yankees it was always Pierce and Ford in the opener.

PeteWard
04-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Fisher's delivery has to be one of the most relaxed I have ever seen.

I keep forgetting that Brickhouse announced for the Sox.

SI1020
04-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Incredible. If I had a sports time machine I'd go back to the mid-late 50s and see the Sox play the Yankees in Chicago and New York...and catch a Giants-Dodgers game at Ebbets Field before leaving the Big Apple. Here you go.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA195705210.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA195904300.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BRO/BRO195709010.shtml

The last one is the final Dodgers-Giants game in Ebbets Field.

SI1020
04-06-2011, 09:44 PM
And the next 2 years weren't to shabby either with 98 and 95 wins. 3 year record of 287-199 and all to show for it was 3 second place finishes.
As Brickhouse used to say ''Oh Brother''. I remember that little two word phrase well. As for those teams you reference, they will always be special to me, perhaps even more than the 59 team. Such great pitching and fundamentals, and just one big bat short. No extended playoffs where a pitching rich team could do some damage. Just win the pennant or go home.

LITTLE NELL
04-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Fisher's delivery has to be one of the most relaxed I have ever seen.

I keep forgetting that Brickhouse announced for the Sox.

Eddie Fisher threw the knuckleball, thus the easy delivery.

soxrme
04-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Incredible. If I had a sports time machine I'd go back to the mid-late 50s and see the Sox play the Yankees in Chicago and New York...and catch a Giants-Dodgers game at Ebbets Field before leaving the Big Apple.
Those games against the Yanks were something to see! The place was packed and loud and smoke filled. The GO-GO chant would start when Louie or Jungle Jim got on base. Mickey would come up for the Yanks and the crowd would boo and more often than not he would put one in the stands. Neither team had a guy with a clean uniform for long. It was great baseball.

Medford Bobby
04-07-2011, 08:30 PM
I have some 8mm footage my dad shot and The A's were also the visiting team some time that same year...love those uni's..:cool:

Vernam
04-07-2011, 09:53 PM
I have some 8mm footage my dad shot and The A's were also the visiting team some time that same year...love those uni's..:cool:Agree. They look strange with the black shoes, though, don't they?


Re: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...95705210.shtml, Billy Pierce was 6-2 on May 21?!

Vernam

Lip Man 1
04-07-2011, 11:19 PM
Billy wasn't with the Sox in 1963.

Lip

thomas35forever
04-07-2011, 11:32 PM
Very cool. I like the upbeat music in that too.

LITTLE NELL
04-08-2011, 06:10 AM
Billy wasn't with the Sox in 1963.

Lip

Who said he was?
Traded to SF after the 61 season and went 16-6 to help the Giants get to the WS.

Lip Man 1
04-08-2011, 12:35 PM
Nell:

This is what Vernam posted:

Re: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...95705210.shtml, Billy Pierce was 6-2 on May 21?!

When you try to look up that link to see what he was talking about it says "File not found..." Since this thread was about the 1963 Sox I made the assumption that the Billy Pierce reference was to it.

Lip