Monday, January 26, 2015
THE YANKEES & WPIX
PIX 11, or WPIX, and the New York Yankees had incredible moments and an incredible history together and it's great to see that their marriage is back on. I waited a few days and checked out YouTube for those great PIX promos we all grew up on in hopes of finding some good memories. And that's mainly what this post is about.
Surfing the net, I went to WPIX of all places, who has a great background on the Yankees and their history together:
"From 1951 to 1998, WPIX-TV was home to some of the biggest moments in baseball... The first year the Yankees aired on PIX was 1951. That was the last season Joe DiMaggio wore pinstripes...
In 1961, PIX11 was there for every swing with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris as they raced to break Babe Ruth’s home-run record... When team captain Thurman Munson tragically died in 1979, Channel 11 grieved with its viewers. And who can forget the drama — the epic battles between Yankees boss George Steinbrenner and his on-again-off-again manager Billy Martin."
So yeah, I went ahead and tried to gather up a bunch of PIX11 / Yankee promos... those were the days!
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