Friday, September 24, 2010

Treasure Blog: 1960 World Series Broadcast

Sometimes treasure is a horde of silver coins, sometimes it's a huge gemstone.

Other times, it's the recorded video of a long-ago World Series Game.

Singer Bing Crosby, who at one time was a part-owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, had Game 7 of the 1960 World Series recorded by Kinescope video. After Crosby watched it (he didn't attend the game live because of superstition that his presence would "jinx" the team) the reels of film found their way to Crosby's basement wine cellar/vault. There they stayed until recently re-discovered.

Yes, they'll be re-broadcast, so you will be able to see this remarkable game.

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