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WSNS Channel 44 - Chicago White Sox - The 7th Inning Stretch With Harry Caray (1980)

From the game on Wednesday, July 30th 1980 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Harry Caray leads the Sox fans in singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the "Seventh Inning Stretch".

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You guys in Chicago had an ICON in Harry Caray. He was the voice of the fan, as much Phil Rizzutto was with my Yankees (now nobody from the South Side hold it against me!). Now that the two are together up there, the rage over who started "HOLY COW!" starts again! And congrats on the article fuzz!
Comment posted by BobAnthony on Thursday, November 8th 2007 at 4:50pm.

Awesome clip Fuzzy Memories. More 80s White Sox Clips please and thank you.
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Thursday, November 8th 2007 at 5:09pm.

I am getting a whole bunch of 80's White Sox, currently transferred - no WSNS, this is from the WFLD-era, but still cool - I'll post some when I get it. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, November 8th 2007 at 5:49pm.

Bob--remember that, before he moved to Chicago, Harry Caray was iconic in St. Louis as well, broadcasting for the Cardinals on the radio for 24 years before he got unceremoniously booted in 1969. Rumor has it, he slept with Gussie Busch's daughter-in-law (Anheuser-Busch owned the team at the time).
Comment posted by factgirl on Thursday, November 8th 2007 at 11:28pm.

For those who are wondering, the White Sox beat the Brewers 6-5 in the end.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Thursday, November 8th 2007 at 11:32pm.

Could you post this video on you tube? I would Love to link this on myspace page.

Thanks

Comment posted by born_again on Sunday, November 11th 2007 at 6:24pm.

Uh, no - sorry. Can't post anything like this on YouTube. Maybe FuzzyMemories.TV will have an embed function in the future, but not right now. :-(
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, November 11th 2007 at 10:53pm.

HEY,HARRY!!!
GO SOX!!!!!

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Monday, November 12th 2007 at 9:25am.

Thanks for working on posting more Sox broadcasts. If you could find more Channel 44 era broadcasts from the 70's, that would be a find, indeed. But I imagine those would be hard to come by. Anything with banter between Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall would really be great.
Great job with this site. You are bringing us a lot of smiles via your hard work.

Comment posted by Nite-Owl on Monday, November 19th 2007 at 10:41pm.

Damn, those White Sox uniforms were ugly :) Cecil Cooper batting before the inning ends, his stance was unmistakable. This day was my wife's 12th birthday :)
Comment posted by Joey G on Saturday, November 24th 2007 at 11:58am.

Those Sox uniforms were just God-awful. Maybe if they said "DETROIT" instead of "CHICAGO" they'd have looked better. LOL Sorry everyone, Tiger fan here :-)
Comment posted by SpecialTVOffer on Wednesday, January 2nd 2008 at 7:21am.

LET'S GO SOX!!ALL THE WAY IN 2008!!!!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Saturday, March 1st 2008 at 10:51am.

Those were the days! I miss the old lady Comiskey Park! My first ballgame I went to was when I was 6 against the Baltimore Orioles. Thanks Fuzzymemories!
Comment posted by ChicagoTVFan on Friday, March 14th 2008 at 7:50pm.

And to think, Brewers - White Sox could be your World Series matchup this year, though I think the Cubs will have a lot to say about that.

WBBM "Sportsradio 78"? What's up with that?

Comment posted by blackwave on Wednesday, October 1st 2008 at 11:28pm.

In those days, WBBM did a lot of sports play-by-play (White Sox, Bears), so they called themselves both "Newsradio 78" and "Sportsradio 78."
Comment posted by kba on Thursday, October 2nd 2008 at 9:31am.

This was the last season of the Bill Veeck regime as White Sox owner. Afterwards, I read that Eddie Debartolo was ready to buy the team, but MLB didn't want him. Why they didn't want him was a lot of nonsense.

Say, whatever became of Jimmy Pearsall anyway?

Comment posted by BuffaloBound on Friday, October 3rd 2008 at 8:32pm.

Upgraded the video file on this one.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, June 8th 2009 at 9:36pm.

My parents moved to the same condo development as Jimmy Piersall in 1992. In Wheaton. They moved away awhile back, but as far as I know, he's still there, this Tribune article describes him as a 25 year resident of Wheaton. He was very quiet, but his wife was the unofficial queen of the complex's pool. You didn't want to cross her. Never got the nerve to ask for his autograph. At the time I think Jimmy was still a "scout" for either the Sox or the Cubs, though I don't know how much actual work that entailed.

As for this game, the Sox rallied with two runs in the 8th to win 6-5.

Comment posted by APM on Thursday, November 11th 2010 at 4:50pm.

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