I finally found the article I KNEW I had read and that I KNEW stated that MLB had acquired 2 complete broadcasts from the 1967 Series.
Well, here is the quote:
"We know what we have in our archive. But as recently as seven years ago when MLB Productions was brought in-house, we were opening boxes that we didn't know what was in them," Scott said. "Talk about a treasure hunt for archivists. We know what we've got now. But occasionally we will discover that someone else has something that we don't."
The search for more content is a never-ending process. MLB just acquired a couple of complete games from the 1967 World Series.
The article was written for BaseballAmerica.com by Elizabeth Scott, Major League Baseball Productions vice president of programming and business affairs.
This article is from .
- So I tried contacting J.J. Cooper on 3 different occasions to no response.
With that avenue closed, I tried contacting MLB.
- MLB did respond saying they knew of no such acquisition but that they were intrigued by the claim in the article and would looking into it further.
The frustrating thing for me is that all the footage used in the Baseball Seasons 1967 was saved. Most of it probably came from TV News footage but it is, in fact, clips of broadcast footage. Not ONE single frame of TV broadcast footage from the 1967 World Series was saved? Not in a news clipping, not on an old kinescope, not by a home collector in the greater Boston area.
Part of this could be rooted in the fact that the Red Sox had fallen so out of favor with the locals in the years before that many were disinterested in saving footage. Likewise, with the Red Sox going down in defeat in a Game 7 blowout, local producers and collectors may have believed the games weren't worth saving.
The game I'm extremely surprised does not exist is Game 2. In Game 2, Jim Lonborg threw a 1 hitter and Yaz hit 2 HRs at home in Fenway Park. If ever a game was going to be saved (besides a Game 7 clincher) it would have been this one.
I'm certainly not going to give up searching and certainly hope to hear back again from MLB, but for now it appears that if this series DOES exist, it exists in the hands of private collectors.