Kallas Remarks by Steve Kallas
The MLB Network goes on the air at 6 P.M. on Thursday, January 1. At 7 P.M., they will show the TV broadcast (beginning in the second inning) of Don Larsen’s perfect game from October 8, 1956. This is the same broadcast that was shown in NYC this past summer. Here’s a link (Kallas Remarks, 7/12/08) to my post about the game which was written after watching it in July 2008.
MLB Network will get its first test immediately – did they find tape (it exists) of Jackie Robinson hitting a line drive (in the second inning, right before the existing TV broadcast starts) off Andy Carey’s glove which was picked up by Yankee shortstop Gil McDougald who nipped Robinson at first (he looked safe to me)? Clearly the closest thing to a hit in the game (and that includes the two foul home runs that the Dodgers hit), a superior network would have found this tape and shown it right before beginning the existing TV tape. We’ll see.
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