Memorable Moments In Chicago Sports: a collection of sports clips that won a unique place in Chicagoland sports history. The program was narrated by Jack Brickhouse.
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01:01Copy video clip URL Chicago Cubs player Milt Pappas pitches a memorable no hitter on September 2, 1972 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres. The clips are from the last three outs of the game. Legendary Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse does commentary for the game. Pappas misses having a perfect game by walking Outfielder Larry Stahl with two outs in the ninth inning but finishes the no hitter shortly afterwards. Pappas, his fellow teammates, and a slew of fans pile onto the pitcher’s mound and celebrate his victory.
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06:52Copy video clip URL Quick cut to a shot of Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Burt Hooton, who had a no hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in his first start on April 16, 1972. Jack Brickhouse and guest commentator, Cubs legend, Fergie Jenkins, describe the events that unfold.
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08:57Copy video clip URL Pitcher Ken Holtzman faces baseball legend Hank Aaron in hopes of a no hitter on August 19, 1969. Brickhouse describe the events that take place. It is a tense moment at Wrigley Field. However, Hotlzman gets the job done when Aaron grounds out to second baseman Glenn Beckert.
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13:38Copy video clip URL Quick cut to a clip of Holtzman going for his second no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on June 3, 1971 at Riverfront Stadium. Holtzman goes up against first Baseman Lee May of the Reds. Brickhouse does commentary for the game. Holtzman pulls through and strikes out May for the win. Even Cincinnati fans are impressed by Holtzman’s performance and give him a standing ovation.
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17:43Copy video clip URL Quick cut to a shot of Ernie Banks during one of his first at bats in the 1970 season. At the beginning of the season, Banks was three home runs shy of the 500 home run mark. The following three clips document his 498th, 499th, and 500th home run. Banks has his 500th at Wrigley Field on May 12, 1970 against the Atlanta Braves. Jack Brickhouse does commentary and gives a rallying cry of his trademark slogan “Hey-hey” as Banks reaches the milestone.
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21:29Copy video clip URL Quick cut to a shot of Chicago Cubs Pitcher Don Cardwell on the verge of having a no hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on May 15, 1960. In front of a packed house and at a 3-2 count, Cardinals batter Bill Cunningham hits a line drive into left field only to be caught by Cubs Outfielder Walt Moryn. The crowd goes wild and proceeds to dash onto the field. Cardwell is surrounded by a sea of fans as he is interviewed by Cubs radio announcer Vince Lloyd about his memorable win. Jack Brickhouse does commentary.
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25:44Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Chicago Blackhawks player Stan Mikita on the verge of scoring his 450th goal of his career against the New York Rangers on January 12, 1975.
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29:25Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of game three of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on April 23 1974. We follow the Hawks as they take the Bruins into overtime and win to take a 2-1 series lead. Clips from the most exciting moments of the game roll as the narrator gives a brief summary of the game.
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31:51Copy video clip URL Cut to a clip of game five of the 1971 Stanley Cup Semi-Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and N.Y. Rangers. We follow the Hawks as they take the game into overtime. In the blink of an eye, Hawks legend Bobby Hull makes the game winning goal immediately after coming out of a face off. Quite an exciting moment in playoff hockey.
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35:21Copy video clip URL Cut to a a number of clips of a December 12 1965 match up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears. It’s a rainy day at Wrigley Field as the Bears annihilate the 49ers 61 to 20.
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38:11Copy video clip URL Cut a compilation of clips of the First Class AA Illinois State Prep Basketball Title game between the Falcons of Thornridge and Quincy on March 18 1972 at Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL. The Falcons clobber Quincy 104-69. Memorable highlights roll as the narrator takes us through a quick summary of the game.
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47:56Copy video clip URL Cut to the Championship game of the 1974 High School Class A Double AA Basketball Tournament between Proviso East High School and Bloom High School. We follow both teams as they battle for the championship. Proviso East comes out on top in the end winning 61-56.
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