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WGN Channel 9 - White Sox Vs. Blue Jays (Promo, 1981)

Here's the correct promo for the Chicago White Sox Vs. Toronto Blue Jays on WGN Channel 9.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, May 19th 1981.

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Despite a 3 for 5 performance from Harold Baines,and a Tony Bernizard home run,St. Rita High School alum,Jim Clancy beat LaMarr Hoyt and the Sox that night 9-5 in Toronto.

3:26 (long game),11,604 showed up.

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 8:19am.

You need to change the date of this promo to 1981
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Saturday, April 5th 2008 at 6:46pm.

Oops. Will do.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 5th 2008 at 8:16pm.

Len Johnson?
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Wednesday, June 26th 2013 at 6:39pm.

Very possible. Sounds more like him than the similarly-voiced Steve Hunter.
Comment posted by W.B. on Friday, June 28th 2013 at 6:01pm.

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