WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 6pm - "Piersall Incident" (1980)
Here's the sports segment from NewsCenter 5 at 6pm on WMAQ Channel 5 featuring Mike Leiderman reporting. The top story of the day was Jimmy Piersall, White Sox broadcaster, going a bit nuts and attacking a sportswriter (Bob Gallas of the Arlington Heights Daily Herald) before getting into a fight with Mike Veeck. Includes a Jim Ruddle introduction at the beginning and Harry Caray giving his take on the incident. Also:
Ross Baumgarten (any relation to Robin?) talks with Mike about his great pitching performance last night.
Highlights of Wimbledon
Highlights of the Sting game
Report on the Western Open
This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, July 3rd 1980.
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