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    Opening Day 1970 Red Sox-Yankees (WPIX clips)



    Interesting to see pre-renovated Yankee Stadium on tv and in color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth View Post
    https://youtu.be/Jk_fNaL8tz4

    Interesting to see pre-renovated Yankee Stadium on tv and in color.
    Thanks for that. I enjoyed seeing the skinny young rookie Munson and Bill Lee with short hair. Danny Cater apparently couldnít field anything hit towards third base, and Curt Blefary showed how he got the nickname "Clank." (He also hit a sweet double down the left-field line.)

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    The amazing thing to me is that when Bill Lee came in to warm up, they didn't go to commercial and showed his warm up pitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth View Post
    https://youtu.be/Jk_fNaL8tz4

    Interesting to see pre-renovated Yankee Stadium on tv and in color.
    Yanks won 93 games that year. I think I remember all of them.
    Standings: Big Inning 32-16; Blue Cut 27-21; Shoo Fly 26-22; Husk 22-26; Frank Pierce 21-27; Iowa City 16-32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    Yanks won 93 games that year. I think I remember all of them.
    That and 1978 were probably my two favorite seasons.

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    I love watching clips of games at the original stadium
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    I love watching clips of games at the original stadium

    Beats sitting behind a pole at the original stadium.






    (Yes, Maynerd, Iím a pole at the original stadium.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Beats sitting behind a pole at the original stadium.






    (Yes, Maynerd, I’m a pole at the original stadium.)
    Yeah, but there were always enough empty seats so when you got stuck behind a pole you just moved over. I swear they only had one working bathroom in the entire stadium, though.
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    Re: Opening Day 1970 Red Sox-Yankees (WPIX clips)

    Wish there was more of this kind of stuff out there to see.
    Let the kids play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Thanks for that. I enjoyed seeing the skinny young rookie Munson and Bill Lee with short hair. Danny Cater apparently couldn’t field anything hit towards third base, and Curt Blefary showed how he got the nickname "Clank." (He also hit a sweet double down the left-field line.)
    Lee had relatively short hair throughout his Red Sox tenure as I recall (maybe late he let it grow a bit?). On the Expos he turned into Mountain Man.

    I didn't blame Blefary for the first one but the second one, good god.

    Nice to see Mel pitch again. (I had quite forgotten how Mel would clamp his glove against his left knee while looking for the sign when in the stretch. Now I remember.) I remember when Chien-Ming Wang had his run of success here I always thought his delivery and style of pitching was similar to Stott. I recall raising the idea in a thread and being greeted by silence by the always-self-confident NYYFANS coterie of "experts." ("Ya mean that awful pitching coach PITCHED once?")

    I do love the 1970 Yankees, along with the 1985 team they are the two Yankee teams in my lifetime that should be discussed more often.

    by the way was that Whitey Ford doing color with Scooter in the early segments?

    Did not appear in the game but Sparky Lyle is sitting in the Red Sox bullpen while all this is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Lee had relatively short hair throughout his Red Sox tenure as I recall (maybe late he let it grow a bit?). On the Expos he turned into Mountain Man.

    I didn't blame Blefary for the first one but the second one, good god.

    Nice to see Mel pitch again. (I had quite forgotten how Mel would clamp his glove against his left knee while looking for the sign when in the stretch. Now I remember.) I remember when Chien-Ming Wang had his run of success here I always thought his delivery and style of pitching was similar to Stott. I recall raising the idea in a thread and being greeted by silence by the always-self-confident NYYFANS coterie of "experts." ("Ya mean that awful pitching coach PITCHED once?")

    I do love the 1970 Yankees, along with the 1985 team they are the two Yankee teams in my lifetime that should be discussed more often.

    by the way was that Whitey Ford doing color with Scooter in the early segments?

    Did not appear in the game but Sparky Lyle is sitting in the Red Sox bullpen while all this is going on.
    1) It was Whitey in the booth with Phil.
    2) The best thing about Danny Cater was Sparky Lyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    1) It was Whitey in the booth with Phil.
    2) The best thing about Danny Cater was Sparky Lyle.
    1) thanks
    2) Cater did hit a cool .301 for the 1970 Yankees, although mostly playing first base. He eventually ceded third to another national treasure, Jerry "Lobo" Kenney, who I believe hit .191 that season.

    The announcer as the Yankees go meekly in the 9th is the ill-fated Bob Gamere, brought in on a wave of hype that year and gone by the next year in favor of Bill White. He migrated to Boston and became an 11 o'clock news sports guy and host of local bowling shows. A few years ago, he finished a hitch in prison for child pornography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Lee had relatively short hair throughout his Red Sox tenure as I recall (maybe late he let it grow a bit?). On the Expos he turned into Mountain Man.

    I didn't blame Blefary for the first one but the second one, good god.

    Nice to see Mel pitch again. (I had quite forgotten how Mel would clamp his glove against his left knee while looking for the sign when in the stretch. Now I remember.) I remember when Chien-Ming Wang had his run of success here I always thought his delivery and style of pitching was similar to Stott. I recall raising the idea in a thread and being greeted by silence by the always-self-confident NYYFANS coterie of "experts." ("Ya mean that awful pitching coach PITCHED once?")

    I do love the 1970 Yankees, along with the 1985 team they are the two Yankee teams in my lifetime that should be discussed more often.

    by the way was that Whitey Ford doing color with Scooter in the early segments?

    Did not appear in the game but Sparky Lyle is sitting in the Red Sox bullpen while all this is going on.
    Blefary probably couldnít have caught the first one no matter what. But wit the route he was taking, he definitely couldnít have caught it. Iím not sure what ball he was going after, but it sure wasnít the one that was hit.

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    Re: Opening Day 1970 Red Sox-Yankees (WPIX clips)

    I just noticed that WPIX misspelled Horace Clarke's last name. Jeez, it's not like he was a rookie that year.

    Also, what are the batting averages they post? Spring training? There's no way John Ellis was batting .368 on opening day, it's not mathematically possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    I just noticed that WPIX misspelled Horace Clarke's last name. Jeez, it's not like he was a rookie that year.

    Also, what are the batting averages they post? Spring training? There's no way John Ellis was batting .368 on opening day, it's not mathematically possible.
    I noticed the batting averages, too. They werenít from the previous year, so I can only guess that they were spring training stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    I just noticed that WPIX misspelled Horace Clarke's last name. Jeez, it's not like he was a rookie that year.

    Also, what are the batting averages they post? Spring training? There's no way John Ellis was batting .368 on opening day, it's not mathematically possible.
    If I remember correctly WPIX used to post spring training stats for the first couple games of the season.

    I was disappointed I didn't hear Scooter calling John Ellis "the New London Strong Boy" but he did give his height and weight.

    Cater was a solid hitter for the Yankees and I was sorry to see him get traded (What did I know about Sparky Lyle?) The Sox envisioned him peppering the green Monster but that wasn't the kind of hitter Cater was.
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    Re: Opening Day 1970 Red Sox-Yankees (WPIX clips)

    Most of the camera shots from behind the plate. Always preferred that to the CF camera shot. If you notice after the final out the fans running on the field. Something you will never see now after the final out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post

    I was disappointed I didn't hear Scooter calling John Ellis "the New London Strong Boy" but he did give his height and weight.
    Perhaps showing restraint in honor of the then-recently traded Frank Fernandez, "The Staten Island Strong Boy."

    Quote Originally Posted by ymike673 View Post
    If you notice after the final out the fans running on the field. Something you will never see now after the final out.
    Yeah the Yankee fans pretty much ruined that one for good after the Chambliss home run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Perhaps showing restraint in honor of the then-recently traded Frank Fernandez, "The Staten Island Strong Boy."

    Yeah the Yankee fans pretty much ruined that one for good after the Chambliss home run.
    Yeah, in roughly the same way the White Sox ruined blowing up disco records.

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