PITTSBURGH -- For the first time since its original telecast, Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees will be aired on television on Wednesday.
Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the game will be shown in its entirety on MLB Network. Along with footage of the game, the telecast will include exclusive interviews taped during a viewing of the game at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater last month. Bob Costas interviewed players from Pittsburgh's '60 World Series championship club, as well as Vera Clemente, actor Michael Keaton and New York's Bobby Richardson.
Though Bill Mazeroski was unable to be on hand for the taping on Nov. 13, he was interviewed a few weeks later at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center. That interview will be featured on Wednesday, as well.
With Mel Allen and Bob Prince providing the commentary, this classic World Series game contains minimal use of graphics and no replays. It will air in black and white, as that is how it was recorded 50 years ago.
A two-pack DVD with the full broadcast of Game 7 and the interviews featured on MLB Network went on sale on Tuesday. It is available for purchase at MLB.com.
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