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1973 World Series - Tom Seaver Strikes Out Side From Game #3 of the 1973 World Series at Shea Stadium: Tom Seaver of the New York Mets strikes out all three Oakland Athletics he faces in the top of the fifth inning. Curt Gowdy calls the game while Tony Kubek provides analysis. The A's won the game 3-2 in 11 innings. This game also featured the last MLB appearance of Willie Mays (not included in this clip). He failed to get a hit in a pinch-hitting role.
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Added: 30th October 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: eric1957 on 2012-11-04 
If anyone remember that for a couple of innings the home team announcer would call a game. In the '73 Series in New York Lindsey Nelson did that, and when the Series was in Oakland Monty Moore also did that.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2012-11-04 
Eric is correct. For a few years in the 1970s, one of the competing teams' radio or TV announcers called a few innings of each game for NBC. It dates back to at least 1971. I've seen a clip of Pittsburgh's Bob Prince doing pregame work for the '71 Series.

The national exposure could occasionally be a big break for a young announcer. The world was introduced to the many talents of Boston Red Sox announcer Dick Stockton during the 1975 World Series. Stockton called Carlton Fisk's dramatic homer in Game Six--still the best WS game ever played. (This did not sit well with Joe Garagiola, who asked permission to voice over Stockton's call for the official MLB highlight film. It didn't happen. Apparently Garagiola was not as genial as he appeared to be.)
Posted by: eric1957 on 2012-11-05 
Also in the 60's as well. Cardinals announcer Harry Caray, Orioles announcer Chuck Thompson, Twins announcer Ray Scott, and Dodgers announcer Vin Scully called innings for their home team when they were in the World Series. BTW. Ray and Chuck called football telelcasts for CBS as well.
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