[Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #1]

This tape features raw footage shot for the television series "Once A Star." The tape covers a banquet held for the 1969 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. The two teams were participating in a "Dream Game" in Phoenix, AZ in 1986.

00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and tone.

01:00Copy video clip URL Chicago Cubs players from the 1969 team make their way into a banquet hall. Baseball greats Jack Brickhouse, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Tom Agee, and many others appear on the tape.

01:48Copy video clip URL Attendees sign a guest book as they arrive.

02:09Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of an ice sculpture shaped like a heart with the number “69” carved onto it, as well as a sphere of strawberries.

02:54Copy video clip URL Bill Williams and his wife make their way into the banquet hall. Various players watch footage from the 1969 season.

03:58Copy video clip URL Williams, Don Cardwell, Ken Holtzman, Jack Brickhouse, Fergie Jenkins and others converse with one another over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

06:26Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Fergie Jenkins, Jack Brickhouse, and another player catching up and talking baseball. General footage of players mingling.

08:31Copy video clip URL In an interview, Williams talks about the competitive nature of the game. “The idea is to go out and have fun and enjoy yourself, but you still want to win.” Gene Oliver talks about his current neighborhood, and Jim McAndrew is also seen on tape. Shortly afterward, Bill Hands talks about the upcoming game; he is worried that neither team with play well due to their age. Then, a shot of people continuing to file into the event.

12:12Copy video clip URL Rich Nye signs a stack of picture frames.

13:13Copy video clip URL A clown performs a few ring tricks for a couple of children.

14:26Copy video clip URL The tape cuts back to the signed picture frames. Ted Abernathy signs each frame. Attendees continue to make their way into the event.

17:01Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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