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

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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.


Date Uploaded: 01/18/2015

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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." /> Share

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