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    Does anybody remember the TV show "The Baseball Bunch"? It aired in the late 70's on Saturday mornings. I used to love this show as a kid. They would have current big leaguers give tips to youngsters. I'd love to find copies on dvd.

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    Wasn't Johnny Bench the host of that? I was a little past the target age for that but I remember it. I seem to remember that they featured the San Diego Chicken quite a bit.
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    • #3
      Yep I think you're right, Bench was a part of that and the Chicken was in it as well. Seems like it might have been on NBC.

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      • #4
        I remember that show very well. Bench was always teaching baseball fundamentals and the SD Chicken would add comic relief. They showed a lot of bloopers on that show.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MadHatter View Post
          I remember that show very well. Bench was always teaching baseball fundamentals and the SD Chicken would add comic relief. They showed a lot of bloopers on that show.

          http://youtube.com/watch?v=le31JdFl0hc
          Yeah, Bench and SD Chicken.

          I had a couple episodes on VHS when I was a kid, I have no idea what happened to them.
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          • #6
            I regularly watched the show when it was on, although a lot about it annoyed me. I didn't really care for any of the kids on the show, the little girl seemed to have a crush on each and every player that appeared, and there was that one know-it-all kid who could spit out facts at the slightest prompting. I remember when Andre Dawson was the guest, the kid started speaking to him in French because he played for the Expos, and Dawson just looked at Bench, confused. The show also tried to make Bench look as good as possible compared to the guests. He beat Frank Robinson in a HR-hitting contest and threw out Mike Schmidt at first on a bunt to demonstrate why the Reds decided to move him to Third. The action was always played out to the popular hits of the day.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post

              Don't forget Tommy LaSorda was the Baseball Wizard.
              I forgot about that. I remember being a kid in Kansas City, I used to always hope and pray somebody like George Brett would be the guest.

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              • #8
                Hi All,

                I am new here to the Baseball Fever Forums and I'm posting on this thread as due in no small part to The Baseball Bunch I fell in love with the Game of Baseball.

                In fact to this day Johnny Bench is my all-time favorite Player and the Cincinnati Reds are my favorite Team.

                I loved seeing Tommy Lasorda as The Dugout Wizard and who can forget the antics of the San Diego Chicken. And pre cable TV era, it was one of the rare chances to see Stars from the vearious Major League Teams offer advice.

                All that said, I truly hope one day these Shows will become available on DVD. And if anyone knows where I might be able to find such copies, please feel free to let me know.

                All My Best,
                John
                Last edited by sixpointone; 02-24-2008, 08:18 PM.

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                • #9
                  Johnny Bench made a stop in Dayton last night on his book tour, and someone asked him about the show and its availability on DVD. It's something Bench really wants to happen, but apparently things like release waivers would need to be signed for those involved, the players, the kids, etc, for mass distribution.

                  Incidentally, the man is a very entertaining speaker. He actually seemed to want to be there last night, which is unusual for author book signings.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                    Incidentally, the man is a very entertaining speaker. He actually seemed to want to be there last night, which is unusual for author book signings.
                    I thought that would be unusual for Bench, from what I've heard
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                      I thought that would be unusual for Bench, from what I've heard
                      Same here. But he was quite engaging. And really seemed to enjoy himself. He has a bit of an ego regarding what he's done, of course, but when you're solidly in the argument as greatest of all time at what you did for a career, it kind of goes with the territory.
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                      • #12
                        Anyone else see this thread title and start thinking "This is the story/of a lovely lady/who was bringing up three very lovely girls...."?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Classic View Post
                          Anyone else see this thread title and start thinking "This is the story/of a lovely lady/who was bringing up three very lovely girls...."?
                          Well, didn't the show have Wes Parker and maybe Don Drysdale?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                            Well, didn't the show have Wes Parker and maybe Don Drysdale?
                            I don't remember Wes Parker, but I do remember Wow Don Drysdale.

                            And Rosey Grier, who taught Peter it was ok to play football and be in glee club.

                            Nobody taught me to know that glee club, while ok in practice, is about the lamest-sounding name for an organized group ever.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                              I don't remember Wes Parker, but I do remember Wow Don Drysdale.

                              And Rosey Grier, who taught Peter it was ok to play football and be in glee club.

                              Nobody taught me to know that glee club, while ok in practice, is about the lamest-sounding name for an organized group ever.
                              And don't forget Joe Namath!

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