Image Union, episode 0430: Inside Spring Training

Image Union episode featuring "Inside Spring Training" by Tom Weinberg. A look at the 1978 White Sox at preseason practice in Florida.

0:00Copy video clip URL Image Union opening.

0:59Copy video clip URL Feb 1978. “Inside Spring Training. ” Bill Veeck on the phone about the weather. Footage of baseball players practicing.

3:12Copy video clip URL Players on a bus. Thad Bosley and Reggie Sanders sit next to each other and talk.

4:47Copy video clip URL Footage of baseball practice. Bill Veeck, Sox president, on radio program by phone. He talks about the trouble with finding practice locations for the team and talks about Bosley.

7:17Copy video clip URL Footage of Bosley at batting practice. Larry Doby, Sox batting coach, watches on. They talk about batting grips.

13:02Copy video clip URL Reggie Sanders talks about the difference in living in New Mexico and Chicago.

14:09Copy video clip URL Lamar Johnson bats. His wife, Valerie Johnson, talks to Skip Blumberg about being married to a baseball player. A woman talks about the effects of his heavy weight training has been having on him. Johnson and another man use afro picks on their hair.

16:13Copy video clip URL Tom Weinberg talks to Orestes “Minnie” Minoso about shuffleboard and then they play a little. Tom asks Minoso about certain baseball games that Minoso played in. Minoso wins the shuffleboard game. They go over special handshakes. He talks about cutting sugarcane before playing baseball and being ambidextrous.

23:01Copy video clip URL Roland Hemond, Sox Vice President, talks on the phone.

24:28Copy video clip URL Tom talks to someone offscreen about a player named Rich Hinton. Hinton himself then talks to Tom about his career and the life of a ballplayer. He thinks major league baseball is too sterile.

26:19Copy video clip URL Various players bat. Reggae music plays.

27:05Copy video clip URL End Credits.

28:39Copy video clip URL Text explains what the players are doing now.

29:12Copy video clip URL End credits for Image Union with Media Burn.

30:31Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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