The television broadcast of game seven of the 1960 World Series was long considered lost. A copy has been found, apparently in good condition, in Bing Crosby’s wine cellar/media vault:
Crosby loved baseball, but as a part owner of the Pittsburgh
Pirates he was too nervous to watch the Series against the
Yankees, so he and his wife went to Paris, where they listened
“He said, ‘I can’t stay in the country,’” his widow,
Kathryn Crosby, said. “‘I’ll jinx everybody.’”
He knew he would want to watch the game later — if his Pirates
won — so he hired a company to record Game 7 by kinescope, an
early relative of the DVR, filming off a television monitor. The
five-reel set, found in December in Crosby’s home, is the only
known complete copy of the game, in which Pirates second baseman
Bill Mazeroski hit a game-ending home run to beat the Yankees,
10-9. It is considered one of the greatest games ever played.
MLB plans to broadcast the game in December.