Long-lost '60 World Series game to be shown here first
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Pittsburghers once again will see the seventh game of the 1960 World Series before anyone else.
A kinescope of the game Bill Mazeroski won with his home run will be replayed in its entirety at a Pittsburgh theater in November, Bob Costas of MLB Network said today. It will be the first time the game has been shown in 50 years.
"We'll show it sometime in November at a theater in Pittsburgh and make it a Pittsburgh event,'' said Mr. Costas, who will host the program.
A kinescope of the event was recently discovered in the California home of the late Bing Crosby, who was a part-owner of the Pirates in 1960. Bing Crosby Enterprises conveyed the rights to MLB.
Mr. Mazeroski, Dick Groat, and other surviving Pirates and New York Yankees from the storied game will be invited, Mr. Costas said, as will Pittsburgh-bred athletes like Mike Ditka, Dan Marino and Joe Namath, as well as members of the Crosby family.
Footage of the event, which will include on-stage conversations between innings, will then be used for a national MLB broadcast in December. A DVD would follow.
A theater has not been chosen, but Mr. Costas said, "We'd prefer some place that feels like it has some history to it, feels like it has some character to it.''
The event will not be on the Oct. 13 anniversary of the home run because Major League Baseball doesn't want to drain press and audience attention from this year's post-season contests, Mr. Costas said. Nor does it want this year's games to keep people from the Pittsburgh event, Mr. Costas said.
First Published October 1, 2010 4:28 pm