Ugly Winners, Beautiful Champs

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WMAQ-TV Review of the 1983 season.

0:00 Channel 5 special presentation. Opening montage of sports shots.

0:46 From Comiskey Park: Ugly Winners, Beautiful Champs. Sponsor info. Mark Giangreco, Warner Saunders, Chet Coppock.

1:59 White Sox season sum-up. Tony LaRussa, manager, got contract extended. Replay of home runs.

5:06 hosts comment on the report.

5:30 Ad for Talman Home.

6:04 Ad with a Charlie Chaplin impersonator for IBM.

6:34 Ad for Budweiser.

7:04 Ad for Q101 FM radio.

7:34 Mark Giangreco talks more about the White Sox. Rudy Law, player, talks about playing. Law had 77 stolen bases that year. Carleton F isk, talks. LaRussa talks about the players. Greg Luzinski yells “We ‘ re number one!” . Tom Paciorek talks about LaRussa. Ron Kittle talks about his talents. Julio Cruz talks about his style.

12:12 Saunders talks about the Sox pitchers. LaMarr Hoyt talks about his recent improvement. Rich Dotson talks about why he plays better later in the game. Floyd Bannister talks about his pitching goals. Kittle talks about his respect for Bannister.

15:14 Giangreco introduces next segment on batters. Jerry Hairston, pinch hitter, talks about his position. Mike Squires talks about receiving the honor of getting to hoist the Western Division flag at Comiskey.

17:53 Ad for Budweiser Light.

18:23 Ad for Wendy’s.

18:54 Ad with a Charlie Chaplin impersonator for IBM.

19:54 Host talk about the pre-game ceremonies at Wrigley.

19:27 Coppock talks about a recent Sox game at Baltimore. He also talks about a shady area of Baltimore called “The Block” with strippers and porn stores. Then he talks about the Harbor, a nice area. Then Fort McHenry, where National Anthem was composed. Babe Ruth’s birth site.

22:40 Coppock reminisces about Babe Ruth.

23:01 Ad for Budweiser.

23:42 Ad for Q101 FM radio.

24:18 Ad for Talman Home.

24:42 Ad for American Airlines.

25:11 Saunders introduces next segment. He recounts the varying weather that year. Interviews with fans outside Comiskey. Reports on high ti cket sales and merchandise.

27:03 Hosts discuss strategy for the team.

27:38 Sponsor info. Credits.

28:32 End of tape.



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