The Great American Baseball Box (4-CD Box Set)
by Various Artists
- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: October 18, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Shout Factory
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Great American Baseball Box
illuminates the greatest moments in the game's history, consisting of 4 expansive audio CDs packed inside a padded, textured box that resembles an authentic first base bag. At the heart of this unique and historic box set lie more than 4 hours of famous on-and off-the-field recordings from the last 80 years of baseball, including great plays, farewell speeches, press conference excerpts, and much more. Fans can listen to interviews with their favorite players and coaches and hear renowned broadcasters making legendary calls. Plus The Great American Baseball Box
includes great songs about the game from such luminaries as John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole and many more.
The Great American Baseball Box also includes an impressive 60-page full color booklet showcasing the best of baseball history in art and letters...from the Bronx Bombers of the '30s to "The Shot Heard Round The World" to the curse-lifting BoSox of 2004, from Willie Mays to Hank Aaron to Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds. We've got all the bases covered.
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.New York Yankees score seven runs in one inning during the final game of the 1936 World Series.
- 2.New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs to win the 1938 World Series, their third consecutive series win.
- 3.New York Yankees become the first team to win four consecutive World Series titles.
- 4."The Shot Heard Round The World" - New York Giants' Bobby Thomson homers against Brooklyn Dodgers to win National League pennant.
- 5."The Catch" - New York Giants' Willie Mays robs the Cleveland Indians' Vic Wertz with an over-the-shoulder catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.
- 6.New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches only perfect game in World Series history.
- 7.Ted Williams homers in his final at bat in the major leagues
- 8.Pittsburgh Pirates' Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 home run wins 1960 World Series.
- 9.New York Yankees' Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record.
- 10.New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle sets World Series home run record with 16th round-tripper.
- 11.New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run.
- 12.The Amazin' New York Mets win the 1969 World Series.
- 13.Atlanta Braves' "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's career home run record.
- 14.Boston Red Sox's Carlton Fisk homers to win Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
- 15.New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson homers three times in final game of 1977 World Series.
- 16.New York Yankees' Bucky Dent homers to beat Red Sox and win the 1978 American League Eastern Division title.
- 17.Cincinnati Reds' Tom Seaver becomes fifth player to amass 3,000 strikeouts.
- 18.Kansas City Royals' George Brett has home run disqualified for pine tar too far up the bat handle.
- 19.Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time hits record.
- 20.Bill Buckner's legendary error continues the Boston Red Sox curse.
- 21.Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson homers to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
- 22.Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan hurls his seventh no-hitter.
- 23.Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter wins Game 6 of the 1993 World Series with a home run.
- 24.Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr., breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record.
- 25.St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single season home run record with 62.
- 26.Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa ties Mark McGwire's single season home run record of 62.
- 27.San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds breaks Mark McGwire's single season home run record with 71.
- 28.Arizona Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez's Game 7 hit beats the New York Yankees to win the 2001 World Series.
- 29.Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki breaks George Sisler's single season hits record.
- 30.Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win 2004 World Series and break 86-year-old curse.
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Philadelphia Athletics' manager Connie Mack, Red Smith and Andy Coakley reminisce about the early days of baseball. (1898-1906)
- 2.Cy Young remembers his perfect game. (1904)
- 3.Ty Cobb talks about his career. (1906-1918)
- 4.St. Louis Cardinals' player-manager Frankie Frisch remembers his 1934 World Championship team, fondly known as "The Gashouse Gang." (1934)
- 5.Babe Ruth talks about his goals in baseball. (1934)
- 6.Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis declares Baseball Hall of Fame open. (1939)
- 7.An ailing Lou Gehrig announces his retirement and bids farewell at Yankee Stadium. (1939)
- 8.New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia on the war and baseball. (1942)
- 9.Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams talks about his love of baseball. (1946)
- 10.Babe Ruth gives farewell address at Yankee Stadium. (1947)
- 11.Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson reflects on being baseball's first African-American player. (1948)
- 12.New York Yankees' "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball. (1951)
- 13.Leo Durocher reminisces about managing the 1954 World Champion New York Giants. (1955)
- 14.Detroit Tigers' Hank Greenberg reminisces about his greatest thrill in baseball. (1956)
- 15.New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers announce their move to the West Coast. (1957)
- 16.New York Yankees' manager Casey Stengel testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Monopoly and Anti-Trust hearings. (1958)
- 17.New York Yankees' Whitey Ford discusses pitching fundamentals. (1963)
- 18.Los Angeles Dodgers' Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax hold out for new contracts. (1966)
- 19.St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial on unionizing players and the expansion of the league. (1966)
- 20.San Francisco Giants' Gaylord Perry talks about pitching. (1966)
- 21.Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson discusses the 1966 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the off-season. (1966)
- 22.Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck on the 1966 World Series. (1966)
- 23.New York Yankees' Yogi Berra is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (1972)
- 24.Future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson on his trade from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (1972)
- 25.Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Bench on the 1972 National League West divisional race. (1972)
- 26.Boston Red Sox's Carl Yastrzemski talks about the upcoming season. (1972)
- 27.Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose on the upcoming National League play-offs. (1972)
- 28.Oakland Athletics' Reggie Jackson reveals he received death threats prior to the 1973 World Series. (1973)
- 29.New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson answers his critics. (circa 1973 - '74)
- 30.NBC announcer Tony Kubek interviews Atlanta Braves' "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron about the pressure of trying to break Babe Ruth's career home run record. (1974)
- 31.New York Yankees' Bucky Dent on his above-normal home run production. (1977)
- 32.California Angels' Reggie Jackson returns to an ovation at Yankee Stadium. (1982)
- 33.New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner speaks to rumors he will sell the team. (1982)
- 34.Pete Rose addresses the Dowd Report's accusations that he gambled while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. (1989)
- 35.Former Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr., reflects on his consecutive games played streak. (1995)
- 36.NBC Anchor Brian Williams' account of St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire's single season record-breaking 62nd home run. (1998)
- 37.Mark McGwire on the groundskeeper who caught his 62nd home run ball. (1998)
- 38.Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa reflects on his record-breaking 66 home runs. (1998)
- 39.Sammy Sosa on his pending suspension for using a corked bat. (2003)
- 40.San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds talks about hitting his 700th career home run. (2004)
- 41.Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona on the possibility of winning the final game of the World Series. (2004)
- 42.Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack coins the hopeful phrase "There's always next year!" (1928)
Tracks on Disc 4:
- 1.Casey At The Bat'DeWolf Hopper (1909)
- 2.The Man Who Fanned Casey'DeWolf Hopper (1909)
- 3.Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1928)Babe & Lou, The Home Run Twins
- 4.Colgate Sports Newsreel With Bill Stern and the "Strange But True" beginning of the National League. (1941)
- 5.Babe Ruth answers questions from his young fans. (1941)
- 6.Duffy's Tavern radio program (1947)"Two Top Gruskin"
- 7.Joe DiMaggio answers mailbag questions from his fans. (1948)
- 8.Ralph Kiner sponsors Wheaties and trades barbs with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. (1950)
- 9.Richie Ashburn gets his energy from eating Wheaties! (1950)
- 10.Bob Feller speaks to announcer Bill Stern about baseball and disabled American veterans. (1950)
- 11.Bud Abbott & Lou Costello (1951)Who's On First?
- 12.The Seventh Inning Stretch sponsored by Falstaff Beer. (1953)
- 13.Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe. (1954)
- 14.Mutual and Falstaff Beer present the "Game Of The Day." (1955)
- 15.Dizzy Dean promises Dinah Shore some Christmas snow. (1957)
- 16.Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey laments the future of baseball and its expansion. (1957)
- 17.Hit a home run with Falstaff Beer! (1957)
- 18.Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Walter Alston sponsors Packard Bell televisions. (1959)
- 19.Roy Campanella promotes Packard Bell televisions and hi-fi's. (1959)
- 20.Don Drysdale endorses Proposition 'S' for better schools. (1960)
- 21.Fond remembrances of Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers before the stadium is torn down. (Features the famous Brooklyn Symphony Band.) (1961)
- 22.Reggie Jackson promotes the Volkswagen Rabbit. (1976)
- 23.Tommy Lasorda is bleeping mad after New York Mets' Dave Kingman hits three home runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (1976)
- 24.Announcers comment on the start of 24-hour sports network ESPN and its effect on baseball teams' revenue. (1978)
- 25."Beisbol been good to me" - Comedian Garrett Morris of Saturday Night Live as fictitious New York Mets All-Star Chico Escuela. (1970s)
- 26.Announcer Mel Allen and This Week In Baseball (1980s)
- 27.Detroit Tigers promote an upcoming series with the Seattle Mariners. (1988)
- 28.Boston Red Sox fans speculate that "The Curse of The Bambino" (Babe Ruth) may be coming to an end. (2004)
Lovingly compiled by the Shout! Factory label, this four-CD box set is a diehard baseball fan's dream. The first disc collects 16 much-loved baseball-themed songs (most notably "Centerfield," John Fogerty's enthusiastic ode to the game, and "Catfish," Bob Dylan's bluesy bio of the eccentric Yankee pitcher Jim Hunter ). The three remaining discs present more than 100 tracks of classic comedy routines ("Beisbol Been Good To Me" by Garrett Morris; Abbott & Costello's "Who's On First?"), on-air promos ("Hit A Home Run With Falstaff Beer"), commentary from legendary games ("Pittsburgh Pirates' Bill Mazeroski's Game & Home Run Wins 1960 World Series"), and stirring words from baseball's most idolized players ("Babe Ruth Gives Farewell Address at Yankee Stadium").
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- UPC: 826663144024
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