WSNS Channel 44 - White Sox Baseball - "Disco Demolition Promo & Harry Catches a Foul Ball" (1979)
Here's an incredible twofer - 1) A live voiceover promo given by Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall for the infamous Disco Demolition event that took place the following night. Little did they know what was about to occur. They talk about Lorelei and how for some reason WLUP's call letters don't make sense to them.
2) Amazingly, right after they are done talking about WLUP, Greg Pryor pops up a foul ball behind him and Harry goes after it with his trusty fishing net and catches the foul ball! (how many times do people recall him actually succeeding in doing this?)
Unfortunately the person recording this cut the tape soon after and got some of the closing credits to "The Funky Phantom" cartoon. (which also aired on WSNS TV-44) :-)
This clip is from Chicago White Sox Vs. Texas Rangers. The Sox won the game 5-3.
Note: At 1 Minute, 22 seconds into this clip there is a weird audio anomaly - not sure if this was something that occurred naturally or was added after the recording was made. I'm glad it only happens for a couple seconds though.
"Sounds like you're swallowing...WLUP"
This aired on local Chicago TV Wednesday, July 11th 1979 during the 7:30pm to 10:15pm timeframe.
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