Post by David Von Pein Post by Jean Davison Post by David Von Pein
I just completed a new "Master" index for my audio/video collection,
utilizing links to the "Google Drive" file storage service. Each file is
available for streaming, downloading, and embedding....
If anybody finds a broken link or a misspelled word (or some other
mistake), please let me know.
Great work, David, as usual. Thanks for putting that online.
Thank you (all)!
P.S./FYI -- I have added dozens of additional links to the Index in the
last few days (re: movies, more baseball games, another JFK speech [from
10/26/63], a rare interview with Johnny Bench [when he was just 20 yrs.
old], and other miscellaneous items.
WOW. One more thing to thank you for, David. That is an awesome collection
of baseball audio and videos you have there including one that is near and
dear to my heart, game 7 of the 1968 World Series in which Mickey Lolich
on two days rest outdueled Bob Gibson to complete a Tiger comeback from
being down 3 games to 1. As a lifelong fan of the Tigers, that game is in
my top 3 favorite sporting events of all time. I was a high school senior
at the time and the game began while I was in class. Fortunately I had a
late afternoon study hall and they allowed those of us who wanted to go
across the hall to the gym where they had the game on TV and I got to see
the game from about the 6th inning on. It was still tied 0-0 when I began
watching and remained that way until Curt Flood misplayed Jim Northrup's
line drive into a two out two run triple that proved to be the difference
in the game which Detroit won 4-1. I made it home in time to see the last
inning. Now I'll be able to watch that game from the start.
I'm going out on a limb and guessing you are a fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
I'm very interested in that interview with Johnny Bench. My family moved
to Columbus, OH in 1966 and I believe it was about a year later he made
his first appearance with the Reds. I never became a Reds fan but you
couldn't help but be impressed by how good Bench was. You just couldn't
steal second base on him when he first came up. As great as he was for
most of his career I think he lost a little after he had that surgery to
remove a spot on his lung. He was still a great catcher but he seemed to
lose a little zip in his throwing arm after that. Still if I was putting
together a team of the greatest players of all time, he would be my
I have a challenge for you. If you remember a few years ago you asked why
there weren't more video clips of other visits JFK made to other cities. I
pointed out that typically such videos weren't saved because storage space
cost money. I pointed out that even videos of great sporting events were
not saved except for highlights and I pointed out as an example game 7 of
the 1960 World Series in which the Pirates beat the Yankees on Mazeroski's
lead off 9th inning home run. Even though it was one of the iconic games
in the history of baseball, nobody thought to save a tape of it other than
the highlights. At least that was what was believe for years. Then
somebody discovered a film in Bing Crosby's vault of that game. Crosby was
part owner of the Pirates at the time but he couldn't attend the World
Series because he was booked to perform in Paris at the same time. He was
able to listen to the game on Armed Forces radio. Back home he had someone
film the TV broadcast of the game. It turned out to be the only footage of
one of the greatest baseball games played. When it was discovered, ESPN
acquired the rights to it and played the entire game in a special
broadcast. If you could somehow score a copy of that game it would be a
great addition to your library. Maybe you already have and I just
overlooked it. If so, let me apologize now. In any case I will be looking
at some of those old broadcasts, particularly the 1968 World Series game.