Here's an amazing yarn from the New York Times: The long-last NBC broadcast of Game Seven of the 1960 World Series -- the game that saw the Pirates beat the Yankees on Bill Mazeroski's walkoff homer -- has been found and will be shown this fall on MLB Network.
Where was it found? In the California wine cellar of legendary singer Bing Crosby, who was a Pirates part owner at the time. He was too superstitious to watch the game live and headed to Paris, of all places, to listen on the radio. He had the Mel Allen-Bob Prince broadcast recorded on kinescope for later viewing if the Pirates won.
Crosby then apparently kept the reels in his vault until they were found in December by Robert Bader, vice president for marketing and production of Bing Crosby Enterprises. The company was trying to compile footage of Crosby's TV specials for a DVD release of his work.
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