Joe Piscopo  Yankee Managers

As a cast member of Saturday Night Live, Piscopo crossed over into sports.  On SNL he had a sports commentary segment on Weekend Update.  This segment aired on The Game Of The Week pre-game show.  Fun with bobble-heads and George Steinbrenner. 1:02

Davis Feature

This is a we-don’t-have-a-feature-this-week scramble. It was produced in one day.  An idea germinated around a batting-cage when it was noted that, “there are a lot of players named Davis in the major leagues.” 2:37

The Baseball Writer

Long form feature profiling three styles of writers – player diary, beat writer, and fiction.   1988 ESPN 9:07

Croix de Candlestick

NBC feature on the SF Giants and their 1985 advertising campaign.  3:06

This Week In Baseball

One Day In Baseball – Oct 10, 1987
Comprehensive review of the final day of the season. 21:19

San Pedro de Macoris

NBC prime time feature on a town in the Dominican Republic that produces major leaguers.
Rico Carty,  “We don’t even have jobs here.”    1985  3:56

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1984 World Series Wireless

1985 PreSeason Special Closing Segment

Goofy closing segment featuring the Prodders of MLB Productions.  2:29

The Strike Zone

Pre-game feature explores the changing strike zone.  The reason this is posted is because umpire Don Denkinger is quoted, “If I keep calling a strike up here and they yell at me, I basically will drop it down because I don’t want to get yelled at.”  Two months later in 1985 World Series, Denkinger would blow a call (at first base) and cost the St. Louis Cardinals a World Championship. NBC 2:59

One Day At

The World Series

A stand-alone feature with no narration.  This (now defunct) USA Today, The Television Show segment captures Game 2 of the 1988 World Series with images and sound.  2:29

World Series Wireless Overnight

1984 World Series. Inside story of Game 2, told with Costas’ narration and wireless microphones.  Aired Game 3 Pre-Game Show. NBC 3:32  Emmy Winner

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