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Friday, September 22nd, 2017
38 Years Ago Today

Here are some excerpts from a Lead-off Man telecast on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Tail end of a WGN-TV "Last Farewell" animated station ID

Opening of Lead-off Man Voiceover starts late - Lou Boudreau's sponsorship notice by Danley's Garage World partially cut off

Note: The music used as the theme to Lead-off Man is "The Billboard March", composed by John N. Klohr.

Interview of Milo Hamilton (who at the time was the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates) by Lou Boudreau (coincidentally, Milo Hamilton would go on to announce for the Cubs with Jack Brickhouse, and then eventually be replaced by Harry Caray)

Once Lou Boudreau asks Milo Hamilton about "his Pirate ball club" the recording is stopped and started and then Boudreau invites viewers to "stay tuned for baseball"

Sponsor tag for Danley Lumber Co. / Danley's Garage World featuring video of their rotating sign (voiceover by Al Parker)

Beginning of a sponsor notice for the Zenith K472W Clock Radio - before it is cut off and the recording starting again with the Lead-Off Man copyright notice - © 1979 WGN Continental Broadcasting Co. accompanied by what sounds like a kid yelling at the ballpark

This aired on September 23, 1979.

WGN Channel 9 - Lead-Off Man - "Milo Hamilton" (Excerpts, 1979)

Here are some excerpts from a Lead-off Man telecast on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Tail end of a WGN-TV "Last Farewell" animated station ID

Opening of Lead-off Man Voiceover starts late - Lou Boudreau's sponsorship notice by Danley's Garage World partially cut off

Note: The music used as the theme to Lead-off Man is "The Billboard March", composed by John N. Klohr. The version used is performed by ??

Interview of Milo Hamilton (who at the time was the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates) by Lou Boudreau (coincidentally, Milo Hamilton would go on to announce for the Cubs with Jack Brickhouse, and then eventually be replaced by Harry Caray)

Once Lou Boudreau asks Milo Hamilton about "his Pirate ball club" the recording is stopped and started and then Boudreau invites viewers to "stay tuned for baseball"

Sponsor tag for Danley Lumber Co. / Danley's Garage World featuring video of their rotating sign (voiceover by Al Parker)

Beginning of a sponsor notice for the Zenith K472W Clock Radio - before it is cut off and the recording starting again with the Lead-Off Man copyright notice - (C) 1979 WGN Continental Broadcasting Co. accompanied by what sounds like a kid yelling at the ballpark

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, September 23rd 1979 during the 1:00pm to 1:15pm timeframe.

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OMG does that theme music take me back.
Comment posted by Pushbutton on Thursday, January 22nd 2015 at 6:22pm.

Milo Hamilton spent some time in Atlanta announcing for the Braves. He called Henry Aaron's 715th home run.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Monday, February 2nd 2015 at 9:20pm.

Milo broadcast the Astros up through 2012. He still sounded basically the same through the end of his career.
Comment posted by APM on Saturday, February 7th 2015 at 3:15am.

Identified! The music used as the theme to Lead-off Man is "The Billboard March", composed by John N. Klohr. The version used is performed by ??
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, April 27th 2015 at 5:15pm.

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