Remember how they found that old kinescope of Game seven of the 1960 World Series in Bing Crosby’s basement last year? Well, tonight it will be rebroadcast in its entirety on MLB Network. It will be the first time the public has seen the thing since it first aired. It comes on at 8PM Eastern.
While I sorta wish they’d just run the game on a stand-alone basis — and how cool would the vintage commercials be? — there will be extra features added. Bob Costas will host, and players who participated in the game including Bobby Richardson, Dick Groat, Bill Virdon, Vern Law, Roy Face and Hal Smith will be interviewed.
Now, if only my cable company carried MLB Newtwork … Grrr …
According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.
Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.
Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.