Baseball’s Greatest Games: 1979 Wrigley Field Slugfest [DVD]

BASEBALL S GREATEST GAMES * WRIGLEY FIELD SLUGFEST * MAY 17, 1979 * THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WIN THIS WRIGLEY FIELD CLASSIC FEATURING THE POWER OF DAVE KINGMAN AND MIKE SCHMIDT

The Phillies, having won the prior day s game at Wrigley 13-0, jumped out on top 21-9. With the Chicago faithful straining for hope–lo and behold, in one of the wildest Wrigley Field slugfests of all time–the Cubbies stormed back to knot the score at 22!

The stage for this scoreboard jamming contest was set in the first stanza. The Cubs starting pitcher recorded only one out, allowing six runs, while the Phillies starter–who homered in the first inning, also exited after recording only one out and allowing five runs!

The two lineups were filled with stars: Mike Schmidt (2 home runs), Larry Bowa (5 hits), Bob Boone (5 RBI), Bill Buckner (7 RBI), and Dave Kingman (3 home runs). Yes, the wind was blowing out that day at Wrigley.

Direct from the Major League Baseball archives, this rare and extraordinary television broadcast includes the quintessential making of a Wrigley classic, mind-boggling offense and one unforgettable baseball game.

A special DVD audio feature allows fans to watch the television broadcast and listen to the radio play-by-play!

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2 Comments

Anonymous on 04/03/2019 at 11:02 AM.

Hugely entertaining – though one small flaw Easily one of the most exciting baseball games ever, great nostalgia too. If you are interested in this game, you pretty much know what happened, I won’t spoil the details. Obviously there were a ton of runs scored. Also of note, some of the best and most memorable players of the late 1970’s/early 1980’s participated in this game, including Mike Schmidt, Bill Buckner, Pete Rose, Dave Kingman, Tug McGraw, Bruce Sutter, Larry Bowa, and many more. The Phillies were loaded with talent at this…

Anonymous on 04/03/2019 at 11:21 AM.

NEVER Thought I’d See This Again In the summer of 1977 I was nearly seven and old enough to start noticing and becoming interested in sports. In my small town in Southwest Michigan, we could pick up WGN from across the lake and I became a big Chicago Cubs fan. All Cubs home games were played during the day then and were all televised by WGN, and during the months of baseball season that school was in session I’d frequently watch the last few innings when I got home.Thursday, May 17, 1979 was no ordinary day,…