This tape features footage of the '69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at "Dream Game '86." Players tape introductions for the television series "Once a Star."
00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and tone. Producer Tom Weinberg and sports commentator Steve Stone share a few words with one another under the tone.
00:36Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of sports writer Dick Dozer (1925-1994) who continues to talk about the ’69 Chicago Cubs. He shares a few stories about Leo Durocher and his managerial techniques. He also talks about the massive talent of the team and calls for Billy Williams’ induction into the Hall Of Fame. Dozer also talks about his career at the Phoenix Gazette.
04:22Copy video clip URL General footage from around the ballpark. Pitcher Hank Aguirre (1931-1994) tapes an intro piece.
06:07Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from inside the locker room before the game. Players from both teams hang out before the game. Leo Durocher (1905-1991) shares a few stories about his baseball career, including a rather humorous story about managing Dusty Rhodes, a pinch hitter who brought the New York Giants to victory in the 1954 World Series.
11:09Copy video clip URL While in the locker room, shortstop Don Kessinger (1942-) tapes an intro for the program with his former baseball card. Pitcher Phil Regan (1937-) also tapes an intro.
12:31Copy video clip URL Ernie Banks (1931-) and his wife Marjory tape an intro for the piece. When asked if the Cubs will win today, Banks emphatically responds that the Cubs will win “big.” Fans wait for the game to begin as players talk with each other on the field.
14:09Copy video clip URL Hank Aguirre introduces his granddaughter Nicole to the camera. Weinberg then speaks with an unnamed MLB representative, who says the Dream Game had a fantastic turnout. Players are announced over loud speaker. After Leo Durocher is announced, the camera pans to look at the people in the stands.
18:34Copy video clip URL Tape ends.