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3 Folies Bergere Girls Will Umpire Announcer-DJ Game
Airdate: Sunday - July 12, 1964

Last Update: 08-23-2020

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NEW YORK - New record-breaking sounds will be heard in Yankee Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday. Two teams of the leading metropolitan disk jockeys and announcers will inaugurate the battle for the Ballantine-Yankee Gold Cup. In a promotional event that will bring a new touch of glamor to Yankee baseball, the radio and TV personalities will battle it out as the first two teams in a Three Ring baseball league. The game, a three-inning affair, will mark a pair of equally important debuts in baseball, the appearance of Phil Rizzuto and Jerry Coleman, ex-Yankees, as managers of the "Tote'm Homers," and "Ale Men," respectively. Mel Allen, voice of the Yankees, will serve as commissioner of the new league, responsible for rules as well as the designation of three umpires. He has chosen as the first umpires three girls from the Broadway hit. "The Folies Bergere." Red Barber will act as official scorer. Among the personalities who will take the field are WABC: Herb Oscar Anderson and Scott Muni; WCBS: Jack Sterling, Ted Steele, and Pat Summer- all; WHOM: Jose Ramon; WINS: John Holiday, Ed Hider, and Murray the K; WJRZ; Mike Becker, Bob Brown, and Sal Marchiano; WMCA: Harry Harrison, Jack Spector, Dan Daniel, and Johnny Dark; WNBC: Big Wilson; WNEW: Gene Klavan, Dee Finch, William B. Williams, Ted Brown, Billy Taylor, and Kyle Rote; WOR: Jean Shepherd. Other disk jockeys and announcers will join the team in the next few days, according to Allen. Uniforms, equipment, etc., will be furnished the celebrities - but the umpire's outfits are still under discussion.
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July 12,1964
Asbury Park Press

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