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  The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played
Record Album
 
The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played
 The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Record
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1982
  • MANUFACTURER - BFV&L Promotions The Sporting News.
  • SPEED -  33 1/3 RPM
  • SIZE - 11 3/8" x 11 3/8" (album cover)
  • PRICE GUIDE - $20.00 - $30.00
    Excellent - Near Mint Condition
 
 
NOTES:
 
   "Moments before it had been Walter Johnson's best pitch. It was about to be Henry Aaron's 756th home run. The most lightning fastballer the game has ever known against the most prolific home run hitter of all time, another classic confrontation in an evening of classics was about to be resolved. Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker watched helplessly as their American team went down to defeat in a game in which they never trailed. Henry Aaron circled the bases one more time...on a July night in 1982...5 years after he had hung up his cleats for good...and one month before his induction into the Hall of Fame. Over 12 million people heard it all. ....The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played was over."

 "The Mythical Championship of the universe," the brainchild of BFV&L Promotions, brought together The Sporting News, Apple Computer, HOF Broadcasters Jack Buck and Lindsey Nelson to create "The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played." A 1982 simulated broadcast of a hypothetical baseball game between all-time Major League Baseball greats. The broadcast was aired on 200 radio stations in the United States and Canada and also released as a record album.

 The 30 man rosters for each league was decided by the editors of The Sporting News. Ballots were prepared and published in April and May, 1982. Using the ballots fans could vote for those players nominated by the editors or write in selections of their own. The balloting produced the starting lineups. The Sporting News editors also named the managers, umpires, and coaches. Casey Stengel managed the American League and John McGraw the National League.

The starting lineups:
American League: Phil Rizutto, ss; Ty Cobb, cf; Ted Williams, lf; Babe Ruth, rf; Lou Gehrig, 1b; Rod Carew, 2b; Yogi Berra, c; Brooks Robinson, 3b; Whitey Ford, p.

National League: Pete Rose, 1b; Mike Schmidt, 3b; Stan Musial, rf; Hank Aaron, lf; Willie Mays, cf; Rogers Hornsby, 2b; Honus Wagner, ss; Roy Campanella, c; Sandy Koufax, p

 The resulting roster was then fed into an Apple III Computer. The hardware and software for The Greatest Game Never Played was provided by Apple Computer, a leader in the field of micro-computers. The human elements was provided by the team managers (editors of The Sporting News) They set the batting order chosen by the fans, made substations, and defensive strategies. The computer determined the most probable outcome in each situation based upon the lifetime statistics of the players involved.

 Set n Philadelphia's Shibe Park the simulated game was announced by Jack Buck and Lindsey Nelson. Following the format of the All-Star Game, it featured the National League's all time greatest players against the all time greatest players from the American League. The National League won the game 5-4 on a bottom of the 9th walk off home run by Hank Aaron.

 
 
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Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Side One  The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Record Album  Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Side Two 
Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Side One  The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Record Album Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Side Two
 The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Roster Hall of Fame Broadcasters Lindsey Nelson and Jack Buck The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Box Score
 Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Roster Hall of Fame Broadcasters Lindsey Nelson and Jack Buck Greatest Baseball Game Never Played Box Score

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