Thanks to my favorite tipster, the actual footage of Tony C's game was stumbled upon. The screengrabs shown have been cropped to protect the actual source.
I can tell you that this footage existed for over 20 years. After that, I have no knowledge if the original source footage is still there. As I said before, MLB appears to have hodge-podged the clip in their special together. That doesn't mean they DON'T have this footage, as in the past they've used poor quality footage or no clips at all to talk about games or events that they actually have broadcast footage for. What I do know is that this clip, which is part of another broadcast, still exists and is out there.
The clip is over 20 seconds long. It starts with the crowd applauding Tony C as he comes to bat and then shows him standing in the box waiting on the pitch. It DOES NOT show the footage that I showed in the last post of upclose on his face:
The quality this time is of broadcast quality. All the way down to the rounded edges on the image and the actual framerate speed.
Here we see Tony C touching homeplate for REAL this time, which is not remotely close to what we saw in the other footage used by MLBNetwork.
Finally, Tony C is congratulated by #40 Ken 'The Hawk' Harrelson (who was the Opening Day 1B) and we see him go into the dugout and receive a kiss on the check from his manager.
Once again, thanks to my favorite tipster for uncovering this serendipitous discovery!