[Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #3]

This tape features footage of the '69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at a cocktail party in honor of the "Dream Game '86." Shot for the television special "Once a Star."

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

00:37Copy video clip URL Fergie Jenkins, Billy Williams and Ken Holtzman tape introductions for “Once a Star.”

04:39Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from the “Dream Game ’86” cocktail party. Players and coaches from the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets converse with one another at the party. Various players sign promo posters, and there is general footage of the event.

06:36Copy video clip URL Leo Durocher and Billy Williams discuss their pensions.

07:21Copy video clip URL Jim Hickman, Willie Smith, Al Spangler, Ted Abernathy, and Bill Hands do introductions for “Once A Star.”

12:24Copy video clip URL An interview with Dick Selma about his time with the Cubs. Selma was a fan favorite. Selma says that the best fans in baseball are in Chicago, and talks about his memories playing at Wrigley Field. He also talks about Leo Durocher’s superstitious nature. Selma shares a story about egging on a group of fans in the bleachers to make some noise during a game. Ernie Banks was up to bat at the time and ended up hitting a home run. Durocher then had Selma continually egg on the bleacher bums to scream louder at certain points in the game.

17:06Copy video clip URL Rich Nye does an introduction for the series.

18:09Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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