Retro Sports Radio: Classic Games from History

by RetroSeasons.com

Classic radio broadcasts of baseball and football games and interviews from the past 100 years in sports history. Hear the greats like Vin Scully, Ernie Harwell, Mel Allen, Harry Caray, and Phil Rizzuto with the vintage radio play-by-play.

Full games are published 5 times a week. Bonus episodes and interview clips will be published on the off-days of Mondays and Thursdays.

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Podcast episodes

  • 1975 • Baseball Clip • Don Drysdale & Ernie Calverley - Radio

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    1975 • Baseball Clip • Don Drysdale & Ernie Calverley - Radio

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    - Don Drysdale - Ernie Calverley In this 1975 audio clip, Don Drysdale, an iconic figure in baseball, known for his fierce pitching with the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams up with Ernie Calverley, a name more commonly associated with basketball than baseball, for an intriguing radio segment. Drysdale, by 1975, had transitioned from his storied career on the mound to the broadcasting booth, bringing his deep understanding of the game to listeners. Ernie Calverley, on the other hand, was known for his basketball prowess, particularly his time with the Providence Steamrollers and as a leading figure in Rhode Island basketball history. This unique pairing on the radio offers an interesting crossover of sports perspectives and experiences, likely providing listeners with a diverse range of insights and stories. The collaboration between Drysdale, a baseball legend, and Calverley, a basketball great, in a radio setting underscores the rich tapestry of American sports culture in the mid-1970s. The conversation, bridging two different sports worlds, offers an invaluable glimpse into the era's athletic and broadcasting landscapes. This period marked significant changes in how sports were perceived, consumed, and discussed in the media. The dialogue between these two athletes from different realms provides a fascinating lens through which to explore these themes. This clip is not just for baseball or basketball fans but for anyone interested in the evolution of sports broadcasting and the intersection of different athletic disciplines. #DonDrysdale #ErnieCalverley #1975Sports #BaseballBroadcasting #SportsCrossover

  • 1977-Jun-19 • ATL/PHI • Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies - Classic Baseball Radio Broadcast

    1977-Jun-19 • ATL/PHI • Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies - Classic Baseball Radio Broadcast

    - 1977 MLB Standings - Sunday, June 19, 1977 - Attendance: 40,126 - Venue: Veterans Stadium - - Radio Announcers - Harry Kalas - Richie Ashburn - - Starting Lineups - 1977 Atlanta Braves - 1 - CF - Barry Bonnell - 2 - 3B - Jerry Royster - 3 - 1B - Willie Montañez - 4 - RF - Jeff Burroughs - 5 - LF - Gary Matthews - 6 - C - Vic Correll - 7 - 2B - Rod Gilbreath - 8 - SS - Craig Robinson - 9 - P - Steve Hargan - - 1977 Philadelphia Phillies - 1 - CF - Garry Maddox - 2 - RF - Bake McBride - 3 - 3B - Mike Schmidt - 4 - LF - Greg Luzinski - 5 - 1B - Richie Hebner - 6 - C - Tim McCarver - 7 - SS - Larry Bowa - 8 - 2B - Ted Sizemore - 9 - P - Steve Carlton

  • 1980-Jun-13 • NYY/OAK • G1 • New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics - Classic Baseball Radio Broadcast

    1980-Jun-13 • NYY/OAK • G1 • New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics - Classic Baseball Radio Broadcast

    - 1980 MLB Standings - Friday, June 13, 1980 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - First game of DH. - - Announcers - Phil Rizzuto - Frank Messer - Bill White - - Starting Lineups - 1980 New York Yankees - 1 - 2B - Willie Randolph - 2 - LF - Joe Lefebvre - 3 - DH - Bob Watson - 4 - RF - Reggie Jackson - 5 - 3B - Graig Nettles - 6 - 1B - Jim Spencer - 7 - CF - Bobby Brown - 8 - C - Rick Cerone - 9 - SS - Bucky Dent - - P - Ron Guidry - - 1980 Oakland Athletics - 1 - LF - Rickey Henderson - 2 - CF - Dwayne Murphy - 3 - DH - Randy Elliott - 4 - 1B - Dave Revering - 5 - RF - Tony Armas - 6 - C - Mike Heath - 7 - 3B - Mickey Klutts - 8 - SS - Mario Guerrero - 9 - 2B - Dave McKay - - P - Brian Kingman

  • 1960 • Baseball Clip • Jackie Robinson on Lottery - Radio Speech

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    1960 • Baseball Clip • Jackie Robinson on Lottery - Radio Speech

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    - Jackie Robinson In this 1960 audio clip, Jackie Robinson, the trailblazing baseball player known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, addresses a topic seemingly removed from the diamond – the lottery. By this point in his career, Robinson had retired from playing, having left an indelible mark not only on baseball but also on the civil rights movement. His transition from athlete to activist and commentator had made him a respected voice in discussions extending beyond sports. This speech captures Robinson's engagement with social and economic issues, offering listeners a glimpse into his post-baseball career as he applies his influential platform to broader societal concerns. The clip is notable not just for its content but for its context. The year 1960 was a pivotal time in American history, marked by growing civil rights activism and social change. Robinson, no stranger to the struggles against inequality, brings his unique perspective to the discussion on the lottery, an issue that intersects with questions of morality, economy, and society. His insights are likely informed by his experiences and convictions, making this not only a piece of sports history but also a segment of larger historical significance. This audio provides a multifaceted look at a figure known for his achievements on the field and his contributions off it, offering valuable reflections relevant to listeners interested in sports, history, and social issues. #JackieRobinson #1960sAmerica #CivilRights #PostCareerActivism #SocialCommentary

  • 1962-Jun-08 • SFG/STL • San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals - Classic Baseball Radio Broadcast

    1962-Jun-08 • SFG/STL • San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals - Classic Baseball Radio Broadcast

    - 1962 MLB Standings - Friday, June 8, 1962 - Start Time: 8:03 p.m. Local - Attendance: 16,209 - Venue: Busch Stadium I - - Radio Announcers - Harry Caray - Jack Buck - Sparky Anderson - - Starting Lineups - 1962 San Francisco Giants - 1 - 2B - Chuck Hiller - 2 - CF - Willie Mays - 3 - RF - Willie McCovey - 4 - 1B - Orlando Cepeda - 5 - LF - Felipe Alou - 6 - 3B - Jim Davenport - 7 - SS - José Pagán - 8 - C - Tom Haller - 9 - P - Juan Marichal - - 1962 St. Louis Cardinals - 1 - CF - Curt Flood - 2 - 2B - Julián Javier - 3 - 1B - Bill White - 4 - LF - Stan Musial - 5 - 3B - Ken Boyer - 6 - C - Carl Sawatski - 7 - SS - Julio Gotay - 8 - RF - Doug Clemens - 9 - P - Bob Gibson