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Railsplitter
06-18-2004, 07:38 AM
Those who bemoan sponsership of practically everything connected to a sporting event and harken back to the "good old days" when it was just plain sports ought to take note of this: ESPN classic ran Game 7 of the 1952 World Series this morning. "In the first inning Mel Allen said "Stepping up to the Gileete microphone... Red Barber."

thepaulbowski
06-18-2004, 11:27 AM
Those who bemoan sponsership of practically everything connected to a sporting event and harken back to the "good old days" when it was just plain sports ought to take note of this: ESPN classic ran Game 7 of the 1952 World Series this morning. "In the first inning Mel Allen said "Stepping up to the Gileete microphone... Red Barber."
If you at pictures of many of the old parks, they were littered with advertisements and what not. Plus you have to remember there wasn't really television advertising, so they got the money through radio & in park advertising.

Paulwny
06-18-2004, 01:09 PM
Also Allen , after a yankmee hr, "That's a White Owl wallop"

Railsplitter
06-18-2004, 03:16 PM
Also Allen , after a yankmee hr, "That's a White Owl wallop"
Didn't Bob Elson do the same with the Sox?

Lip Man 1
06-18-2004, 03:30 PM
Elson not only used the White Owl tag but I have audio of him saying after Minnie Minoso belted a grand slam at Washington "a Coca-Cola clout..."


Lip

Paulwny
06-18-2004, 03:43 PM
I located these in the Baseball Almanac:

Ballantine Blast!"
Mel Allen / Ballantine Beer

"A case of Lucky Strikes!"
Multiple / Lucky Strike cigarettes

"A case of Wheaties!"
Multiple / Wheaties Cereal

"An Old Goldie!"
Red Barber / Old Gold cigarettes

"A White Owl wallop!"
Mel Allen / White Owl cigars

"This Bud's for you!"
Multiple / Budweiser Beer