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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. Update: additional recordings

36 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 7 hours, 36 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 “the Lip” DurocherMany 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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 36 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 7 hours 36 minutes
      1. Afrs Sports Newsreel 28 Arkansas Agricultural College.mp3
      2. Afrs Sports Newsreel 33 Song Take Me Out To Ballgame.mp3
      3. Afrs Sports Newsreel 76 1917 World Series.mp3
      4. American Legion Baseball 1949 Sid Gordon.mp3
      5. American Legion Baseball 1949 Stan Musial.mp3
      6. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show 1954 Tampa Florida.mp3
      7. Box Score Review 1947 Bill Rigney.mp3
      8. Box Score Review 1947 Peewee Reese.mp3
      9. Eyes On Ball 194x Eyes Score Touchdown.mp3
      10. Eyes On Ball 194x Watch That Puck.mp3
      11. Hit That Ball 390519 Chicago White Sox Vs Yankee Writers.mp3
      12. Inside Track 1955 Hank Sauer.mp3
      13. Inside Track 1955 Phil Rizzutto.mp3
      14. Play Ball 460500 Most Bases On Balls In Season Bill Rigney.mp3
      15. Red Barber Show 470415.mp3
      16. Red Barber Show 470812 Babe Ruth.mp3
      17. Red Grange Football 501100 09 Outstanding Football Plays.mp3
      18. Roller Derby 1938.mp3
      19. Sandlotters 480121 Sportsman Unusual War Experience.mp3
      20. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Gibson.mp3
      21. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Lewis.mp3
      22. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Gil Hodges.mp3
      23. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Johnny Havlicek.mp3
      24. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Ted Williams.mp3
      25. Sports Interview 1942 Abe Simon.mp3
      26. Sports Interview 1942 Greg Rice.mp3
      27. Sports Memory Lane 471010 Jimmy Constanman.mp3
      28. Sports Question Box 1946 An Umpires Question.mp3
      29. Sports Question Box 1946 Game Known As Tables.mp3
      30. Sports Question Box 1946 Possible 3 Men Retired 2 Pitches.mp3
      31. Sports Question Box 1946 Whos Going To Win World Series.mp3
      32. Todays Football 370904 Audition Football Highlights.mp3
      33. Touchdown Tips 460930 Football Stories.mp3
      34. Touchdown Tips 531017 Top Ten In Football.mp3
      35. Welcome Back Baseball 2nd Annual 1950 04 15.mp3
      36. Whats Score 1939 Promo 2. Happy Felton On Bureaucracy Hoover.mp3
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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 36 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 7 hours 36 minutes
      1. Afrs Sports Newsreel 28 Arkansas Agricultural College.mp3
      2. Afrs Sports Newsreel 33 Song Take Me Out To Ballgame.mp3
      3. Afrs Sports Newsreel 76 1917 World Series.mp3
      4. American Legion Baseball 1949 Sid Gordon.mp3
      5. American Legion Baseball 1949 Stan Musial.mp3
      6. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show 1954 Tampa Florida.mp3
      7. Box Score Review 1947 Bill Rigney.mp3
      8. Box Score Review 1947 Peewee Reese.mp3
      9. Eyes On Ball 194x Eyes Score Touchdown.mp3
      10. Eyes On Ball 194x Watch That Puck.mp3
      11. Hit That Ball 390519 Chicago White Sox Vs Yankee Writers.mp3
      12. Inside Track 1955 Hank Sauer.mp3
      13. Inside Track 1955 Phil Rizzutto.mp3
      14. Play Ball 460500 Most Bases On Balls In Season Bill Rigney.mp3
      15. Red Barber Show 470415.mp3
      16. Red Barber Show 470812 Babe Ruth.mp3
      17. Red Grange Football 501100 09 Outstanding Football Plays.mp3
      18. Roller Derby 1938.mp3
      19. Sandlotters 480121 Sportsman Unusual War Experience.mp3
      20. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Gibson.mp3
      21. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Lewis.mp3
      22. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Gil Hodges.mp3
      23. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Johnny Havlicek.mp3
      24. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Ted Williams.mp3
      25. Sports Interview 1942 Abe Simon.mp3
      26. Sports Interview 1942 Greg Rice.mp3
      27. Sports Memory Lane 471010 Jimmy Constanman.mp3
      28. Sports Question Box 1946 An Umpires Question.mp3
      29. Sports Question Box 1946 Game Known As Tables.mp3
      30. Sports Question Box 1946 Possible 3 Men Retired 2 Pitches.mp3
      31. Sports Question Box 1946 Whos Going To Win World Series.mp3
      32. Todays Football 370904 Audition Football Highlights.mp3
      33. Touchdown Tips 460930 Football Stories.mp3
      34. Touchdown Tips 531017 Top Ten In Football.mp3
      35. Welcome Back Baseball 2nd Annual 1950 04 15.mp3
      36. Whats Score 1939 Promo 2. Happy Felton On Bureaucracy Hoover.mp3
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    36 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 36 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. Box Score Review 1947 Bill Rigney
    2. Box Score Review 1947 Peewee Reese
    3. Eyes On Ball 194x Eyes Score Touchdown
    4. Eyes On Ball 194x Watch That Puck

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A003

    1. Inside Track 1955 Hank Sauer
    2. Inside Track 1955 Phil Rizzutto
    3. Roller Derby 1938
    4. Sports Interview 1942 Abe Simon

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A004

    1. Sports Interview 1942 Greg Rice
    2. Sports Question Box 1946 An Umpires Question
    3. Sports Question Box 1946 Game Known As Tables
    4. Sports Question Box 1946 Possible 3 Men Retired 2 Pitches

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A005

    1. Sports Question Box 1946 Whos Going To Win World Series
    2. Welcome Back Baseball 2nd Annual 1950 04 15
    3. Whats Score 1939 Promo 2. Happy Felton On Bureaucracy Hoover
    4. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Gibson
    5. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Bob Lewis
    6. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Gil Hodges
    7. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Johnny Havlicek
    8. Sports Illustrated Interviews 000000 Ted Williams

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A006

    1. Todays Football 370904 Audition Football Highlights
    2. Hit That Ball 390519 Chicago White Sox Vs Yankee Writers
    3. Play Ball 460500 Most Bases On Balls In Season Bill Rigney
    4. Touchdown Tips 460930 Football Stories

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A007

    1. Red Barber Show 470415
    2. Red Barber Show 470812 Babe Ruth
    3. Sports Memory Lane 471010 Jimmy Constanman
    4. Sandlotters 480121 Sportsman Unusual War Experience
    5. Red Grange Football 501100 09 Outstanding Football Plays

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    Rare Sports Recordings Disc A008

    1. Touchdown Tips 531017 Top Ten In Football

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