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  • Bulls-Sox Underground Show

    Interview with Jerry Reinsdorf. Continue reading

  • Spring training in the rain

    Spring training in the rain

    Today, we take you to Florida 1978, where Bill Veeck battled the rain to keep the White Sox working out during spring training. The video also includes Veeck’s reflections on spring training from 1985, shortly before his death. Watch Tom Weinberg’s full doc, Inside Spring Training. Congratulations to Steve James on his retrospective at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC. The April 3-6 program will allow audiences to revisit some of his most widely admired titles … Continue reading

  • [10 PM TV News]

    [10 PM TV News]

    This is a tape of the 10 o’clock news on June 6, 1978. The tape switches between channels several times at the beginning to show some segments on each of Channels 2, 5, and 7. Many of the news segments cover the first anniversary of the riots in Humboldt Park, and give a report on the Humboldt Park community one year following the riots. These are followed by part of “Inside Spring Training” with the 1978 White Sox. Following this is part of “Overnight Man,” a candid documentary about WBBM radio journalist Joe Cummings. Cummings is interviewed, as well as many of his colleagues, who comment on his work and his personality as a “character.” Continue reading

  • [Saint Paul Saints selects] – [Last day at old Comiskey Park] – [Prairie Moon book store]

    [Saint Paul Saints selects] – [Last day at old Comiskey Park] – [Prairie Moon book store]

    0:00 June 19, 1993. Raw footage of opening night for the Saint Paul Saints baseball team, which was co-owned by Bill Murray and Mike Veeck.  Mary Francis Veeck throws a pitch before the game starts, Bill Murray coaches first base and jokes with fans, a baby pig carries balls to the players. 13:13 Tom and Jesse Weinberg travel to Comiskey Park for the last game before the old stadium is torn down in 1991. Weinberg shoots the El ride down … Continue reading

  • [Bill Veeck with Ray Greybey]

    [Bill Veeck with Ray Greybey]

    Tape has Ray Grebey, the owners’ negotiator for the ’81 MLB strike, and Bill Veeck discussing players associations, money in sports, Chicago in general, and a few off-the-cuff remarks about Marvin Miller. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Women In Baseball Clinic #1]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Women In Baseball Clinic #1]

    WOMEN IN BASEBALL CLINIC at Comiskey Park. Interviews with staff and participants in a baseball clinic designed to encourage female involvement in baseball. White Sox 3rd base Coach demonstrates hand signs of previous season. Tips on batting from the batting Coach. Continue reading

  • Time Out, episode 105

    Time Out, episode 105

    This tape features a 1984 episode of “Time Out,” a weekly sports program that is hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week’s commentators are John Schulian of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University’s Men’s Basketball team, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt. On this episode, the show’s crew members visit the Golden Glove Amateur Boxing Tournament Semi-Finals. Chicago Cubs and White Sox Scouts Vedie Himsl and Jerry Krause are interviewed. Bill Veeck also makes a brief appearance. Continue reading

  • Fantastic Fifties

    Fantastic Fifties

    This is a video of a program called “Fantastic Fifties” that aired on WGN in the late 1950s. An unidentified host takes the viewer through some of the highlights of the late fifties including: Chicago’s rise to becoming a major sea port, highlights of memorable Chicago sports moments, and various popular news stories of the decade. Continue reading

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