On May 26th, A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball Productions released a beautiful new DVD box set commemorating six historic games in Bronx Bomber history. New York Yankees: Perfect Games and No-Hitters is a six DVD set, featuring historic moments in the history of the franchise, along with play-by-play, exclusive behind-the-scenes archival footage, and individual player biographies. To celebrate the release, FilmFetish is getting a copy of this exquisite set, for a very lucky reader to enjoy.
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More about the release
The original Yankee Stadium: Forged by the legends of pinstripe-power, “the Stadium” became a grand stage for pitching perfection. As the team begins to chart new memories in its brand new Stadium, fans will be able to relive six legendary games in Bronx Bombers history with New York Yankees: Perfect Games and No-Hitters.
The collectible six-disc set, the ultimate memento for any Yankees die-hard or baseball fan, was released on May 26th, 2009.
An extraordinary compilation of baseball history, individual intensity, and unbridled joy, this remarkable collection features perhaps the most pressure-packed pitching performance ever – the quintessential masterpiece – Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series Perfect Game. Recently uncovered by a baseball historian and released by Major League Baseball Productions, this classic game is elevated by the television play-by-play of the legendary Mel Allen and a young Vin Scully plus, for the first time ever, the radio play-by-play of Bob Wolff is included as an alternative bonus track. Three Hall of Fame announcers providing coverage of a singularly historic event!
Additional complete, dramatic and exhilarating games in the set include:
- July 4, 1983 – Dave Righetti’s No-hitter – Righetti’s no-hit gem in the sweltering heat against the rival Boston Red Sox announced by broadcast legend Mel Allen sparkled like an Independence Day fireworks display.
- September 4, 1993 – Jim Abbott’s No-hitter – Of all the no-hitters ever thrown at the original Yankee Stadium, perhaps none was more unforeseen or inspirational.
- May 14, 1996 – Dwight Gooden’s No-hitter – His improbable no-hitter punctuated his remarkable return to baseball and the city he had electrified a decade earlier, setting a historic Yankees season into motion.
- May 17, 1998 – David Wells’ Perfect Game – On an equally perfect spring Sunday, David Wells, a lover of baseball history, made history as he became the 15th man to pitch a perfect game.
- July 18, 1999 – David Cone’s Perfect Game – The perfect final disc: The day began with a perfect salute to the past as Don Larsen threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Yogi Berra. The day ended with David Cone finishing the third perfect game at Yankee Stadium – another intersection of the Yankees’ heroic past and present.
- Abbott/Righetti Feature
- Wells/Larsen/Cone Feature
- Don Larsen on his Perfect Game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series
- Dwight Gooden on his 1996 No-hitter
- David Wells on his 1998 Perfect Game
- David Cone on his 1999 Perfect Game
- Dwight Gooden Day Ceremony at City Hall in 1996
- David Wells Day Ceremony at City Hall in 1998