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  • Once A Star #1

    Once A Star #1

    The first of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the 50s, 60s, and 70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program features “no-hit” Chicago Cub pitcher Kenny Holtzman; Cy Young Award winner Steve Stone;  first African American in the NBA, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton; TV wrestling pioneer “Dick the Bruiser” (Afflis); all-time NFL scoring leader, kicker and quarterback George Blanda; bowling champ Carmen Salvino; Casey Stengel speaking “Stengelese;”  Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin; and one-season phenomenon, pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. Continue reading

  • Time Out, episode 102

    Time Out, episode 102

    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, Reggie Theus of the Chicago Bulls is interviewed. Bill Veeck also appears. Continue reading

  • Veeck Commentaries, Reel 2

    Veeck Commentaries, Reel 2

    Footage of Veeck in different locations talking about various topics, several interviews, the interior/exterior of Wrigley Field, and several World Series games. Reel 2. Continue reading

  • Time Out, episode 148

    Time Out, episode 148

    This tape features a 1985 episode of “Time Out,” a weekly sports program that was hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week’s commentators are Sports Illustrated correspondent Rick Telander, WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University’s Men’s Basketball team Kenny McReynolds, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt. Continue reading

  • Time Out, episode 143

    Time Out, episode 143

    This tape features a 1984 episode of “Time Out,” a weekly sports program that was hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week’s commentators are award winning sports columnist John Schulian, WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University’s Men’s Basketball team Kenny McReynolds, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #56]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #56]

    Raw footage for the documentary Veeck: A Man for Any Season. In this tape, Bill Veeck and John Mengeldt sit near Lake Michigan and discuss the business of baseball. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #57]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #57]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man For Any Season.” In this tape, Bill Veeck and John Mengelt continue to talk about the business of baseball at Lake Michigan, with the Chicago skyline in the background. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #58]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #58]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man For Any Season.” In this tape, Bill Veeck and John Mengelt continue to talk about the business of baseball at Lake Michigan, with the Chicago skyline in the background. Continue reading

 
 
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