Re-live three great seven-game classics of the 1980s! With this amazing compilation DVD, you get Major League Baseball's official World Series films for the three 1980s Fall Classic appearances of the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Cards only won the first series, the three combine to define a great era in the history of the team.
First, the 1982 World Series film, narrated by the legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg. It starts with recaps of the NLCS, with the Cardinals' sweep of the Atlanta Braves, and the Milwaukee Brewers' dramatic ALCS comeback after falling behind 0-2 to the California Angels. Then, on to all the great moments of the Fall Classic: the 10-run, 17-hit attack by "Harvey's Wallbangers" that got the series off to a ringing start; Bruce Sutter's perfect closer performance in Game 2; Willie McGee's two homers in Game 3; Milwaukee's 6-run seventh inning in their Game 4 comeback victory (a rare World Series day game); Robin Yount's record second four-hit game of the series in the Brew Crew's Game 5 win; St. Louis staving off elimination with a blowout in Game 6; and the Cardinals coming back against the Rollie Fingers-less Brewers bullpen to win the exciting seventh game and take home the trophy. With great coverage of tailgating at old County Stadium, rare footage of mic's up managers Harvey Kuenn and Whitey Herzog during meetings on the mound and arguments with the umpires, and some other great surprises, this is a true classic for fans of '80s baseball.
Next is "The Road to Royalty: The I-70 Series", baseball's official film of the 1985 Kansas City Royals 7-game victory in the all-Missouri series. It starts with some brief season highlights, including Bret Saberhagen's 20th win, both teams' division-clinching games, and some of the great moments from the ALCS (George Brett hitting a homer against the Toronto Blue Jays) and NLCS (Ozzie Smith and Jack Clark homering off Tom Niedenfuer to win games 5 and 6). Narrated by the great Al Michaels, the film moves on to all the great moments of the Fall Classic: the Cardinals' 9th-inning comeback in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the series on the road; Saberhagen's gem in Game 3; John Tudor's gem in Game 4 to put St. Louis up three games to one; Danny Jackson's season-saving performance in a 6-1 Royals win in Game 5; Don Denkinger's notorious 9th-inning blown call that helped the Royals complete a miraculous 2-1 comeback win; and the amazing blowout in Game 7 that treated the home fans at Royals Stadium to a championship celebration.
Finally, it's the 1987 film, "There's No Place Like Home", featuring all the action of the wild Cardinals-Minnesota Twins series. Also narrated by Michaels, it starts with a replay of ABC's pre-game broadcast booth analysis of the upcoming series, with Tim McCarver giving a slight edge to the Cardinals, and Jim Palmer predicting a Minnesota victory. Then, on to the great Series moments, starting with Harmon Killebrew throwing out the first pitch, and the Homer Hanky-waving fanatics cheering on the Twins to two easy victories at the Metrodome; Ozzie Smith starting the St. Louis phase of the series with his patented acrobatic flip, and unlikely heroes Tom Lawless and Curt Ford helping the Cards to a three-game home sweep; and Minnesota completing baseball's only home-team-wins-all World Series with victories helped by Kent Hrbek's grand slam in Game 6, and Frank Viola's brilliance in Game 7.
With rare, historic coverage that also includes stars Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Paul Molitor, Ben Oglivie, Ted Simmons, Don Sutton, Steve Balboni, Buddy Biancalana, Hal McRae, Frank White, Willie Wilson, Charlie Liebrandt, Dan Quisenberry, Gary Gaetti, Kirby Puckett, Dan Gladden, Don Baylor, Tom Brunansky, Bert Blyleven, Jeff Reardon, George Hendrick, Keith Hernandez, Tommy Herr, Darrell Porter, Terry Pendleton, Vince Coleman, Andy Van Slyke, Joaquin Andujar, Bob Forsch, Todd Worrell, and many more, this is an amazing find for any baseball lover. Whether you are a fan of the Cardinals, Brewers, Royals or Twins, this is a must-have for your collection!
Publisher: Total Running Time: Approx. 130 Minutes
Price: $24.95 USD
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DVD: World Series 1982-85-87 (St. Louis Cardinals)