Re-live the four greatest years in the modern era of the Philadelphia Phillies! Whether you remember the Whiz Kids, the Wheeze Kids, the Dirtbags, or the World Series Champions of 1980, this amazing DVD is for you. Featuring the official Major League Baseball World Series film for 1950, 1980, 1983, and 1993, you'll see rare archival footage from each pennant-winning team you probably never thought you'd see again!
First, it's the 1950 World Series film, chronicling the "Whiz Kids" that dominated the National League but proved no match for Casey Stengel's amazing New York Yankees. It incudes all the great moments of the series from Yankee Stadium and grand old Shibe Park in Philly: Vic Raschi's magnificent 1-0 gem in Game 1; the great Robin Roberts-Allie Reynolds pitching duel that was won by Joe DiMaggio's 10th-inning homer; Jimmy Bloodworth's bobble that helped the Yankees come back for a 9th-inning comeback victory in Game 3; and the dramatic series-clinching victory for rookie Whitey Ford.
Next, it's the one-and-only World Series Championship for the venerable franchise - the 1980 victory over the upstart Kansas City Royals. It starts with two long-lost highlights: George Brett hitting a Home Run into the upper deck at Yankee Stadium to help defeat the Yankees in the ALCS, and Gary Maddox capping an improbable comeback with a single up the middle to beat the Houston Astros in the NLCS. Then, narrated by the legend himself, Vin Scully, you get the highlights of the magical championship series: Bake McBride homering to cap another Phillies comeback in Game 1; Steve Carlton's mastery in Game 2 to help the Phils to a 2-0 series lead; Brett hitting a homer in his first at-bat after his infamous emergency hemmhroid surgery; Amos Otis and Willie Aikens continuing their hot-hitting ways in a Royals Game 3 victory; a rare afternoon game, and another victory for Kansas City in Game 4; key Royals mistakes opening the door for yet another Phillies comeback involving Del Unser for a 4-3 victory in Game 5; and all the highlights of glorious Game 6, including Tony Taylor throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Pete Rose's bunting brilliance, Rose's famous grab of a Bob Boone bobble to record the second out in the 9th inning, and Tug McGraw striking out Willie Wilson to end the game and give the franchise its first World Series Championship.
Third, it's the 1983 series, featuring the "Wheeze Kids" in their valiant, but ultimately vain, battle with the Baltimore Orioles. Narrated by a third Hall of Fame broadcaster, Mel Allen, it gives you all the key moments: Joe Morgan's big homer, and Al Holland's big save, in Philly's Game 1 victory; John Lowenstein following up an amazing over-the-wall catch in Game 1 with a key homer in Baltimore's 4-1 victory in Game 2; Jim Palmer earning a World Series win in a record third decade in the miraculous Game 3 comeback at Veterans Stadium; Richie Ashburn and the 1950 Whiz Kids throwing out the first pitch before Philly's 5-4 defeat in Game 4; and Eddie Murray providing the icing on the cake with two huge bombs in Baltimore's 5-0 clinching victory.
Finally, from the 1993 series, you get all the key moments from the Phillies-Jays grudge match: Al Leiter's bases-loaded strikeout of John Kruk to help preserve an 8-5 Toronto victory in Game 1; Lenny Dykstra's heroics in Game 2; Paul Molitor's hitting dominance as first baseman in Game 3; Toronto's unforgettable, bizarre, ridiculous, and thoroughly entertaining 15-14 comeback victory in Game 4; Curt Schilling's 5-hit shutout in Game 5; and, of course, the most memorable moment of them all, Joe Carter's bottom-of-the-9th, come-from-behind, three-run homer off Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams to end the series.
Impossible to find in stores, here is your chance to add a rare piece of baseball history to your sports DVD collection. With stars and legends galore that also include Richie Ashburn, Del Ennis, Mike Goliat, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones, Andy Seminick, Eddie Waitkus, Darren Daulton, Danny Jackson, Larry Bowa, Mike Schmidt, Lonnie Smith, Manny Trillo, Bob Walk, Marty Bystrom, Ivan DeJesus, Bo Diaz, Gary Matthews, Tony Perez, John Denny, Charles Hudson, Mariano Duncan, Jim Eisenreich, Dave Hollins, Kevin Stocker, Milt Thompson, Terry Mulholland, Danny Jackson, and more, this DVD gives you the ultimate look at Phillies history. Whether you are a lifelong fan looking to re-live great memories of yesterday, or a young enthusiast hoping to explore a chapter in baseball history for the first time - enjoy!
Publisher: Manufactured and distributed by A&E Home Video, 2006
Condition: Brand New.
Price: $24.95 USD
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DVD: World Series Films 1950-80-83-93 (Phillies)