Thursday, April 5, 2012

Classic Sports Thursday

It's Opening Day for baseball, or at least one of the opening days - the season actually started last week with a couple of games in Japan, and there was an "Opening Day" last night in Miami, but today seems to be by consensus the real opening day.

Traditionally, Opening Day meant Cincinnati - in honor of being the first professional baseball team, the Reds always had the privilege of opening the major league season. They don't, anymore, although they always open the season at home, and it's just another of the great traditions that baseball seems to have cast off.

So we'll do our own tribute to the Reds, with this rare footage of the fifth game of the 1961 World Series, as Cincinnati took on the New York Yankees at one of the great ballparks of baseball's Golden Age, Crosley Field.

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