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  • [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #4]

    [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #4]

    This tape is part of an interview with renowned Oakland A’s manager Charlie Finley. It was shot for the documentary Once A Star.

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #1

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #1

    Raw interview footage with Mark–The Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star.

  • [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.

  • Bill Veeck’s Saloon, a sampler

    Bill Veeck’s Saloon, a sampler

    Sampler footage for the proposed TV series, “Bill Veeck’s Saloon.”

  • [Bill Veeck #2 at O’Sullivans]

    [Bill Veeck #2 at O’Sullivans]

    Raw footage of sports commentary by Bill Veeck in O’Sullivan’s bar.

  • 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.

  • Time Out, episode 121

    Time Out, episode 121

    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 Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University’s Men’s Basketball team, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, Steve Daley of the Chicago Tribune, and Gary Fencik, All-Pro Safety for the Chicago Bears.

  • Robyn Smith #3

    Robyn Smith #3

    In this part of an interview with renowned jockey Robyn Smith, the details of her personal and professional life are explored further as she compares her present time in retirement with her horse racing past. Smith discusses the rigorous and solitary daily routine of her time as a jockey, as well as her adjustment into retired life, giving more in-depth analysis of the beginnings of her career, her aversion to the press, and the people that have helped her along the way.

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