Thank goodness for Bing Crosby’s basement. When the estate of the late singer recently uncovered film canisters containing an original game broadcast of the 7th game of the 1960 World Series, one of the holy grails of sports video was checked off the world’s want list.
There’s a big list of important games that sports and broadcasting executives–not to mention fans–would love to locate.
In the days before videotape or even its 1950s predecessors, there simply was no way to capture a game and preserve it.
Yet there are even games that offer a slice of sports history from later years that were never saved. Or were they? Do they exist in some dark corner of a forgotten storage vault like Bing’s Mazeroski masterpiece?
The Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch is tracking TV’s lost baseball treasures, with a list of the most wanted games.