Friday, June 08, 2012

Random TV Title: Monday Night Baseball

Yep, ABC used to rule the Monday evening airwaves in the summertime too with its weekly MONDAY NIGHT BASEBALL telecast. And as you can see from this opening, the damn Boston Red Sox were dominating the prime-time schedule even then!

This open is from the July 23, 1979 telecast at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and the California Angels. Keith Jackson does the opening narration. I'm guessing Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale joined him for the broadcast.

Of interest is the clip of Yankee Lou Pinella getting thrown out at home plate in a game against the Kansas City Royals and tossing a tantrum over it!

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