New Cincinnati Reds DVDs
You could call this the Cincinnati Reds latest greatest hits: Highlight films from the Reds last three World Championships -- 1975, '76 and '90 -- will be released on a single DVD disc on April 24 (the same release date for "WKRP in Cincinnati").
It's called the "Cincinnati Reds World Series Vintage Film Collection: 1975, 1976, 1990" from A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball. Suggested retail is $19.95. It runs 2 hours and 15 minutes. The 1975-76 films are narrated by Joe Garagiola, who did the games for NBC TV. Pat O'Brien narrates the '90 sweeps of the Oakland As. (He was working for CBS, which did the '90 Series).
Reds fans – particularly those who enjoyed the 7-disc set of the entire 1975 World Series released last year – will want more. And some day we might get them. Says publicist Suzanne Dobson: "Hopefully, A&E will be releasing complete World Series sets for those years soon. This title is just one DVD."
Somewhere I have a VHS copy of the Reds 1961 World Series highlight film. I think another Reds film was made in the late 1950s. I don't know what exists from the Reds 1939-40 World Series. (Does anyone know?) I'd also love to see Tom Browning's perfect game, or Pete Rose's 4,192 game (or the game at Wrigley Field the previous weekend when he tied Ty Cobb).
I don't know if any of these things exist, but I'd love to see them. What would you like to see on DVD?