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Rare Sports Recordings

From Baseball to Roller Derby to Football to Hockey, this collection includes rare sports old time radio collections.

Rare Sports Recordings

53 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 12 hours, 38 min)
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Red Barber

Grantland Rice wrote that it's "not that you won or lost, it's how you played the game."

Few elements of American life are as universal as sports. For those of us who are not actually playing the game, watching it can be just as satisfying. However, there is something special about "watching" the game on the radio. Following your favorite team as they advance from left to right on the radio dial means that you and Junior can still go out in the yard to toss the ball around and never miss a play.

Leo Many sports heroes go on to broadcastings and remain in the public hearts for years after their sports career have ended. Rare sports recordings also feature little known games and sports lived long ago. In this collection we have classic commentary on many of the great games, including a 1938 broadcast of Roller Derby! The Armed Forces Radio Service reaches even further back for a look at the 1917 World Series.

Most of the shows in this collection are commentary and analysis of past contests rather than play by play broadcasts. Remembering and analyzing past performances can be even more enjoyable than watching the game itself.

The world of sport is filled with great personalities, and few are as colorful as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo "the Lip" Durocher. We have Sports Question Box which puts Durocher up against questions sent in by listeners.

Roller Derby Slip Up

Sportscasters can be even more colorful than the players. We have several episodes feature the immortal Bill Stern, including Eyes on the Ball sponsored by the Better Vision Institute. This show promoted the importance of healthy eyes by mixing Bill Stern's sports stories with musical interludes. In the show American Legion Baseball , the host interviews top baseball stars of the day.

Red Barber known for his southern drawl and idiomatic word play ("They're tearin' up the pea patch", "Walkin' in the tall cotton", "Tighter than a new pair of shoes on a rainy day"), starred in two rare recordings: The Red Barber Show features guest Star Babe Ruth and Play Ball guest starred Pee Wee Reece.

Inside the Track features different interviews with sports celebrities like  Hank Sauer as they answer listener's questions. Touchdown Football has an excellent use of slide whistles between segments. Touch down Football relives the top games of the week and use "Four Quarters" for their segments

Pee Wee Reece

Reliving past contests is the appeal of our Rare Sports Collection. For example, memories of the 1917 World Series of Baseball are presented by AFRS Sportsreel twenty-nine years after the games took place. American Legion Junior Baseball presents interviews with great current (in the late '40s) players to inspire junior players working their way up the ranks. Girls' sports get a boost from The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show in support of the American Cancer Society in 1954.

Box Score Review was a quiz show after the War with sports figures answering questions to benefit American Legion Junior Baseball. Eyes on the Ball was sponsored by the Better Vision Institute and had sports commentator Bill Stern discussing the importance of healthy eyes for athletes. AFRS presented The Inside Track, "the Sports show of Sports stars" where actual players would discuss performances. Another baseball quiz show was Play Ball which featured umpires along with big league players.

Keith Morris joined Sports Illustrated when the magazine was founded in 1954 as director of publicity and special events. He lent his enthusiasm to the Sports Illustrated Interviews which were broadcast over more than 300 stations. New York Yankee's manager Leo Durocher hosted Sports Question Box which featured questions sent in by fans for "Leo the Lip" to answer. Touchdown Tips was a syndicated program discussing the state of football in the early 1950s.

So get out your old glove, turn up the radio, and go out and play for a while.   

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    53 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 12 hours, 38 min
    53 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 38 min
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    1. 53 shows - total playtime 12 hours 38 minutes
    2. Afrs Sports Newsreel 28 Arkansas Agricultural College.mp3
    3. Afrs Sports Newsreel 33 Song Take Me Out To Ballgame.mp3
    4. Afrs Sports Newsreel 76 1917 World Series.mp3
    5. American Legion Baseball 1949 Sid Gordon.mp3
    6. American Legion Baseball 1949 Stan Musial.mp3
    7. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show 1954 Tampa Florida.mp3
    8. Baseball Round Table 1956 American Cancer Society.mp3
    9. Box Score Review 1947 Bill Rigney.mp3
    10. Box Score Review 1947 Peewee Reese.mp3
    11. Eyes On Ball 194x Eyes Score Touchdown.mp3
    12. Eyes On Ball 194x Watch That Puck.mp3
    13. Hit That Ball 390515 First Program Ra.mp3
    14. Hit That Ball 390519 Chicago White Sox Vs Yankee Writers.mp3
    15. Inside Track 1955 Hank Sauer.mp3
    16. Inside Track 1955 Phil Rizzutto.mp3
    17. Jimmy Powers 490807 Sports News.mp3
    18. Play Ball 460500 Most Bases On Balls In Season Bill Rigney.mp3
    19. Play Ball 460600 Who Stopped Brooklyns Last 9 Game Streak.mp3
    20. Red Barber Show 470415.mp3
    21. Red Barber Show 470812 Babe Ruth.mp3
    22. Red Grange Football 501100 09 Outstanding Football Plays.mp3
    23. Roller Derby 1938.mp3
    24. Sandlotters 480121 Sportsman Unusual War Experience.mp3
    25. Sport Special With Norm Barry 530806 Marge Schumacher.mp3
    26. Sports Answer Man 520000 0045.mp3
    27. Sports Answer Man 520000 0046.mp3
    28. Sports Chat 450426 Ep001 Ted Husing Clem Mccarthy.mp3
    29. Sports Chat 450719 Ep012 Bill Stern Lefty Gomez.mp3
    30. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Gibson.mp3
    31. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Lewis.mp3
    32. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Gil Hodges.mp3
    33. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Johnny Havlicek.mp3
    34. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Ted Williams.mp3
    35. Sports Interview 1942 Abe Simon.mp3
    36. Sports Interview 1942 Greg Rice.mp3
    37. Sports Memory Lane 471010 Jimmy Constanman.mp3
    38. Sports Question Box 1946 An Umpires Question.mp3
    39. Sports Question Box 1946 Game Known As Tables.mp3
    40. Sports Question Box 1946 Possible 3 Men Retired 2 Pitches.mp3
    41. Sports Question Box 1946 Whos Going To Win World Series.mp3
    42. Sports Quiz 440000 What Does Killermean.mp3
    43. Sports Quiz Name Sports Figures Last Name Jacobs Afrs.mp3
    44. Sports Scenes 460901 Ted Husing.mp3
    45. Sportsmens Club 431211 Lady Was Flop.mp3
    46. Sportsmens Club 431218 This Football.mp3
    47. Sportsreel 460000 75 Tommy Harmon Afrs.mp3
    48. Sportsreel 460000 76 1917 World Series Afrs.mp3
    49. Todays Football 370904 Audition Football Highlights.mp3
    50. Tom Rogers Sports 520100.mp3
    51. Touchdown Tips 460930 Football Stories.mp3
    52. Touchdown Tips 531017 Top Ten In Football.mp3
    53. Welcome Back Baseball 2nd Annual 1950 04 15.mp3
    54. Whats Score 1939 Promo 2. Happy Felton On Bureaucracy Hoover.mp3
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    53 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 12 hours, 38 min
    53 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 38 min
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    1. 53 shows - total playtime 12 hours 38 minutes
    2. Afrs Sports Newsreel 28 Arkansas Agricultural College.mp3
    3. Afrs Sports Newsreel 33 Song Take Me Out To Ballgame.mp3
    4. Afrs Sports Newsreel 76 1917 World Series.mp3
    5. American Legion Baseball 1949 Sid Gordon.mp3
    6. American Legion Baseball 1949 Stan Musial.mp3
    7. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show 1954 Tampa Florida.mp3
    8. Baseball Round Table 1956 American Cancer Society.mp3
    9. Box Score Review 1947 Bill Rigney.mp3
    10. Box Score Review 1947 Peewee Reese.mp3
    11. Eyes On Ball 194x Eyes Score Touchdown.mp3
    12. Eyes On Ball 194x Watch That Puck.mp3
    13. Hit That Ball 390515 First Program Ra.mp3
    14. Hit That Ball 390519 Chicago White Sox Vs Yankee Writers.mp3
    15. Inside Track 1955 Hank Sauer.mp3
    16. Inside Track 1955 Phil Rizzutto.mp3
    17. Jimmy Powers 490807 Sports News.mp3
    18. Play Ball 460500 Most Bases On Balls In Season Bill Rigney.mp3
    19. Play Ball 460600 Who Stopped Brooklyns Last 9 Game Streak.mp3
    20. Red Barber Show 470415.mp3
    21. Red Barber Show 470812 Babe Ruth.mp3
    22. Red Grange Football 501100 09 Outstanding Football Plays.mp3
    23. Roller Derby 1938.mp3
    24. Sandlotters 480121 Sportsman Unusual War Experience.mp3
    25. Sport Special With Norm Barry 530806 Marge Schumacher.mp3
    26. Sports Answer Man 520000 0045.mp3
    27. Sports Answer Man 520000 0046.mp3
    28. Sports Chat 450426 Ep001 Ted Husing Clem Mccarthy.mp3
    29. Sports Chat 450719 Ep012 Bill Stern Lefty Gomez.mp3
    30. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Gibson.mp3
    31. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Lewis.mp3
    32. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Gil Hodges.mp3
    33. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Johnny Havlicek.mp3
    34. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Ted Williams.mp3
    35. Sports Interview 1942 Abe Simon.mp3
    36. Sports Interview 1942 Greg Rice.mp3
    37. Sports Memory Lane 471010 Jimmy Constanman.mp3
    38. Sports Question Box 1946 An Umpires Question.mp3
    39. Sports Question Box 1946 Game Known As Tables.mp3
    40. Sports Question Box 1946 Possible 3 Men Retired 2 Pitches.mp3
    41. Sports Question Box 1946 Whos Going To Win World Series.mp3
    42. Sports Quiz 440000 What Does Killermean.mp3
    43. Sports Quiz Name Sports Figures Last Name Jacobs Afrs.mp3
    44. Sports Scenes 460901 Ted Husing.mp3
    45. Sportsmens Club 431211 Lady Was Flop.mp3
    46. Sportsmens Club 431218 This Football.mp3
    47. Sportsreel 460000 75 Tommy Harmon Afrs.mp3
    48. Sportsreel 460000 76 1917 World Series Afrs.mp3
    49. Todays Football 370904 Audition Football Highlights.mp3
    50. Tom Rogers Sports 520100.mp3
    51. Touchdown Tips 460930 Football Stories.mp3
    52. Touchdown Tips 531017 Top Ten In Football.mp3
    53. Welcome Back Baseball 2nd Annual 1950 04 15.mp3
    54. Whats Score 1939 Promo 2. Happy Felton On Bureaucracy Hoover.mp3
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    53 recordings on 13 Audio CDs. Total playtime 12 hours, 38 min
    53 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 38 min

    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A001

    1. Afrs Sports Newsreel 28 Arkansas Agricultural College
    2. Afrs Sports Newsreel 33 Song Take Me Out To Ballgame
    3. Afrs Sports Newsreel 76 1917 World Series
    4. American Legion Baseball 1949 Sid Gordon
    5. American Legion Baseball 1949 Stan Musial
    6. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show 1954 Tampa Florida

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A002

    1. Baseball Round Table 1956 American Cancer Society
    2. Box Score Review 1947 Bill Rigney
    3. Box Score Review 1947 Peewee Reese
    4. Eyes On Ball 194x Eyes Score Touchdown

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A003

    1. Eyes On Ball 194x Watch That Puck
    2. Inside Track 1955 Hank Sauer
    3. Inside Track 1955 Phil Rizzutto
    4. Roller Derby 1938

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A004

    1. Sports Interview 1942 Abe Simon
    2. Sports Interview 1942 Greg Rice
    3. Sports Question Box 1946 An Umpires Question
    4. Sports Question Box 1946 Game Known As Tables

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A005

    1. Sports Question Box 1946 Possible 3 Men Retired 2 Pitches
    2. Sports Question Box 1946 Whos Going To Win World Series
    3. Sports Quiz Name Sports Figures Last Name Jacobs Afrs

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A006

    1. Welcome Back Baseball 2nd Annual 1950 04 15
    2. Whats Score 1939 Promo 2. Happy Felton On Bureaucracy Hoover
    3. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Gibson
    4. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Lewis
    5. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Gil Hodges
    6. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Johnny Havlicek
    7. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Ted Williams
    8. Todays Football 370904 Audition Football Highlights

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A007

    1. Hit That Ball 390515 First Program Ra
    2. Hit That Ball 390519 Chicago White Sox Vs Yankee Writers

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A008

    1. Sportsmens Club 431211 Lady Was Flop
    2. Sportsmens Club 431218 This Football

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A009

    1. Sports Quiz 440000 What Does Killermean
    2. Sports Chat 450426 Ep001 Ted Husing Clem Mccarthy
    3. Sports Chat 450719 Ep012 Bill Stern Lefty Gomez

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A010

    1. Sportsreel 460000 75 Tommy Harmon Afrs
    2. Sportsreel 460000 76 1917 World Series Afrs
    3. Play Ball 460500 Most Bases On Balls In Season Bill Rigney
    4. Play Ball 460600 Who Stopped Brooklyns Last 9 Game Streak
    5. Sports Scenes 460901 Ted Husing

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A011

    1. Touchdown Tips 460930 Football Stories
    2. Red Barber Show 470415
    3. Red Barber Show 470812 Babe Ruth
    4. Sports Memory Lane 471010 Jimmy Constanman
    5. Sandlotters 480121 Sportsman Unusual War Experience

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A012

    1. Jimmy Powers 490807 Sports News
    2. Red Grange Football 501100 09 Outstanding Football Plays
    3. Sports Answer Man 520000 0045
    4. Sports Answer Man 520000 0046
    5. Tom Rogers Sports 520100
    6. Sport Special With Norm Barry 530806 Marge Schumacher

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A013

    1. Touchdown Tips 531017 Top Ten In Football

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