Here’s a neat event that doesn’t happen very often. The television broadcast of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, which was thought to be lost forever, was discovered in, of all places, Bing Crosby’s wine cellar in San Francisco. This was of course the game best known for Bill Mazeroski’s series-clinching home run to give the Pirates a championship over the New York Yankees.

Of all people though, how did Bing Crosby have it? Well Crosby was actually a part owner of the Bucs from 1946 to 1977, and he hired a company to record the game while he traveled out of the country in hopes that he wouldn’t jinx the team. The broadcast has now been converted to DVD, and MLB Network plans to show the game in its entirety sometime this offseason. The game was believed to only survive two radio broadcasts and photographs, but now the video has come out of nowhere. I was a big fan of MLB Network replaying classic Series games from the 1950s last offseason, and I absolutely cannot wait for this.

Plus, the game will be played with the broadcast of Pirates announcer Bob Prince. “How sweet it is!”

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