New York Yankees 1977 World Series Collector's Edition
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- All six World Series games vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers plus game 5 of the ALCS
- 1977 World Series clubhouse victory celebration
- 1977 World Series trophy presentation
- Rare interviews with Reggie Jackson, Willie Randolph, Ron Guidry, Lou Piniella, George Steinbrenner, Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers, Roy White, Paul Blair, Brian Doyle, Dusty Baker, and Burt Hooton
- Inside the Moments: Reggie Jackson's three-HR game
- The Reggie Jackson/Billy Martin confrontation in Fenway Park
Top Customer Reviews
Those who love baseball or even just like it often have that one era that absolutely defined the game for them; for me, it was, and always will be the 1977 New York Yankees - the time of Thurman Munson (R.I.P.), Bucky Dent, Lou Piniella, Graig Nettles, Billy Martin and my all-time favortie baseball hero (to this day), REGGIE JACKSON!!!
From my perspective and my memories, I recall that in 1977, the eyes of the world seem to momentarily focus on New York City - some crazy mountain climber (can't remember his name) decided to scale one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and was fined $1.10 for all 110 stories of the building, the Son of Sam serial killer was still at large, NYC nearly tore itself apart during the summer blackout, disco and Studio 54 ruled the night and, oh yeah, Jackson's three (3) legendary home runs during Game 6 of the World Series against the L.A. Dodgers. They would repeat their World Series victory against the Dodgers once again a year later in 1978.
Despite the poor picture quality at time (these TV telecasts are 30 years-old; what more can you expect?), I was in awe of watching my classic baseball heroes take the field again. I had also completely forgotten that when Game 6 ended and the Yankess won it, Reggie had to literally run for his life off of the field in order to avoid being mauled by the joyous fans who swarmed the field.
I'll always remember and I'll never forget!
Now onto the content of the DVDs. This set gives you a chance to see the actual games as they aired not the MLB highlights films which drive me crazy because of the lack of play by play and memorable calls. There are at least three great games in the set, ALCS game 5, World Series Games 1 and 6. The other games are also pretty exciting there really is only one boring game and that is the laugher L.A. won in Game 5.
All in all this was a great series. I hope they do one for 1978. As for an extra game- I think we have all seen the 78 AL East playoff- great great game! - my suggestion though would be to include ALCS game 3 when Munson hit the 460' 2 run monster shot off Doug Bird to put the Yanks on their way to victory.
Granted it's a commitment to watch all the games, but to see our beloved Thurman stand behind the plate in full gear, to watch Mickey twirl his bat and limp around like a invalid, to see Nettles dive, Sparky chew, a young Guidry bounce, Reggie's unforgettable swing and trot, Billy's hand in back pocket walk and...ah, the list goes on and on. whatever you need is here so buy this for your archives - you owe it to yourself.
Besides the whole crew of Yankee greats, it's interesting to watch how tv used to be with single shot camera angles and lousy graphics and to listen to Howard Cosell's unique commentary. After a thesaurus fueled rant by Cosell, a bewildered Tom Seaver says "Uh...i think i speak for everybody when i say "Huh?"" - classic!
Another gem is in the 2nd game (i think) when Yeager goes to the screen on a foul pop and the mic picks up a fan yelling plain as a day "Hey Ump! You Suck!!"
this is a documentary to my childhood - a time so special to all who lived it. it will NEVER be like this again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
7-disc set with all six World Series games along with the ALCS game between the Yankees and Royals at Kaufman Stadium. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bigstory
Does the game 3 of the series have Linda Ronstadt singing the national anthem??????
Is her doing it appear an another game of this series?
i love the dvds.seeing all my childhood heros.great set!wonderful purchase.anyone who likes the yankees/dodgers will love this set of dvd classics.Published on April 29, 2013 by JAMES K.
When I saw the series in '77 I had fun.
Now, nearly 40 years later I get the chance to see it again. Read more
This product was a great deal. You get all six of the 1977 World Series Games. Every pitch and every hit. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by Edward Lindo