I have no idea what MLB Network plans for the future. But hopefully it includes more old games like the 1956 World Series game they showed last night.
Beyond that it was Don Larsen’s perfect game, it was pretty cool to see actual game footage of Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Country Slaughter, Yogi Berra, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, etc.
Two things struck me: How normal-sized the players are and how big the pre-renovation Yankees Stadium was. Oh, and Vin Scully still sounds exactly the same.
How cool were the commercials? You could get a razor, a travel case and a mini Baseball Encyclopedia for $1! Meanwhile, Larsen throws a perfecto in the Series and just walks off the mound in the direction of the dugout. He would have kept on walking, too, but Yogi jumped in his arms.
MLB Network will surely have plenty of news shows and live games. But hopefully we’ll get some more of these historic games in their entirety. What a treat that was.