How a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him.
Crosby loved baseball, but as a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates he was too nervous to watch the Series against the Yankees, so he and his wife went to Paris, where they listened by radio.
The MLB Network is working on acquiring the rights and hopes to air the game in December. I don’t really have a whole lot to add except that this is so freaking cool.
UPDATED TO ADD A ONE-LINER: Bing Crosby has now officially contributed more to the Pirates in 2010 than Bobby Crosby.