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WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 10pm - "Soderholm Profile" (1977)

Here's an excerpt of NewsCenter5 on WMAQ Channel 5 with the Sports report by Tim Weigel, including a profile of Chicago White Sox third baseman Eric Soderholm. You also get to see a brief appearance of anchor Ron Hunter at the beginning and end.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, August 4th 1977 during the 10pm to 10:30pm timeframe.

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South Side Hit Men! Dig that 'fro on Oscar Gamble!
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, December 17th 2010 at 9:09am.

Soderholm won the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award in 1977, but was out of baseball after 1980, though he tried another comeback with the Cubs in spring training in 1982. Still living in the Western Burbs according to Wikipedia (maybe Minnesota was just a little too cold).

As for the Cubs, shockingly, they lost on the 5th 11-8 to fall out of first place, never to return, sinking to a 81-81 finish even though they got both Reuschel (20-10) and Sutter (7-1, 31 Saves) back off the DL for the stretch run.

Comment posted by APM on Friday, December 17th 2010 at 9:41am.

I think Soderholm's wife was Mrs. Illinois while he was with the Sox. She is a very attractive woman.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, December 17th 2010 at 1:21pm.

Would anyone know which color camera model and manufacturer was used by WSNS for their coverage of White Sox games?
Comment posted by W.B. on Friday, December 17th 2010 at 2:46pm.

Soderholm was one of the first big ticket brokers in the area. He's still in the western suburbs; I saw him leaving my bank in Darien a few weeks ago (although I didn't approach him, as he looked as if he was pressed for time). He doesn't have the groovy glasses or 'stache; he does have a close-cropped salt-and-pepper goatee, however.
Comment posted by Genius In the Lamp on Friday, December 17th 2010 at 11:33pm.

I can now say I've seen Weigel do the sports on 2,5 and 7. I remember the 2 on 2 show he did towards the end of his life and just how great he was on that show. I still miss him
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, December 18th 2010 at 9:49pm.

"Do it?" Yeesh.

Points, though, to Hunter for walking away from Tim while still keeping his arms folded.

Comment posted by AMNewsboy on Sunday, December 19th 2010 at 10:18am.

Sox ended up winning the game 5-4. Steve Stone got the win and Lerrin LaGrow the save. Blyleven took the loss.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Saturday, August 4th 2012 at 9:55am.

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