Phil Rizzuto Sports Caravan – Audition Program

RizzutoThere were two incarnations of the Phil Rizzuto Sports Caravan. This is an audition disc for the earlier of the two, which was to appear on NBC in 1952.

Phil touches on many different sports, including boxing, horse racing and football to go along with the Hot Stove chat about baseball.

He also looks back on Grover Cleveland (Pete) Alexander’s World Series heroics against the Murderers Row Yankees.

Gene Hermanski of the Cubs and Bert Shepherd, who pitched one game for the Senators after losing a leg in WWII are the two interview guests.  Although it wasn’t mentioned, Shepherd  not only lost a leg, but was also shot in the face during the war.    He continued to play in the minors through 1955.

This is the only copy of the audition program that I have encountered.  It was pressed by RCA.



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