Baseball Wireless & Reporters

These segments are some of the best from the library.   I did not produce them, except for 1983 AL Playoffs and Pete Rose Brain Teasers.  I just want to share the fun.

TV Reporter Confronts Umpires

An instant Philadelphia Phillie victory brings a reporter to question the umpires.  It gets ugly in the tunnel.  Unknown date. 1:56

“you are lying! no, you are! you’re a big liar!”

In September of 1980, a PBS station was producing a documentary on the life of an umpire. They captured the greatest three minutes of wireless footage with umpire Tom Haller wearing the mic, without Earl Weaver’s knowledge. It is the top of the first inning when Haller calls a balk on the Oriole pitcher. 3:04

1983 American League Playoffs

Wireless microphones on coaches and umpires.  Orioles vs White Sox Game 2.  Segment aired Pre-Game 3 on NBC with voice-over. This segment has no voice-over.  4:19