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[06/26/06 - 12:00 AM]
Batter Up ... Hall of Fame Moments on Gsn

[via press release from GSN]

Batter Up ... Hall of Fame Moments on GSN

GSN Features Baseball Hall of Famers on the Classic Game Show WHAT'S MY LINE

Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and Ted Williams Episodes Lead Off on GSN July 8

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 26 -- There was a time when baseball's bests used to regularly appear on game shows and more specifically on the classic game show, WHAT'S MY LINE. GSN, the network for games, hits a home run with fans as it replays some of the most memorable guest appearances by baseball legends in July and August.

The Hall of Fame line up begins with a special two-hour block of WHAT'S MY LINE prior to the All-Star break on Saturday, July 8 at 9 AM ET. A half-hour episode with Ted Williams as a guest, leads off followed by Joe DiMaggio at 9:30 AM, Jackie Robinson at 10 AM and Willie Mays at 10:30 AM.

"What a line up, Robinson, Mays, Mantle, Musial, DiMaggio, Berra, and Snider are just a few of the Hall of Famers who are going to be featured on GSN's game show tribute to baseball," said Lou Fazio, Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions. "Baseball fans love seeing their heroes of the past appear on WHAT'S MY LINE and we are giving them a chance to see them again this summer."

GSN has unveiled its roster of special WHAT'S MY LINE episodes, featuring appearances by players and managers who are in the Hall of Fame. The following are just a few of the players who appeared usually as "mystery guests" on the classic game show beginning during the 1950's and transitioning to the color episodes in the 1970's. These include Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Satchel Paige, Phil Rizzuto (the first "mystery guest" ever on the show), Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey and Casey Stengel. In addition, the episodes include other important figures in baseball and many more former baseball stars. The complete schedule is attached.

The classic editions of WHAT'S MY LINE following the Saturday, July 8 premiere will be aired nightly throughout the month of July and in to August during the black and white overnight time slot at 3:30 AM ET.

The original versions of WHAT'S MY LINE premiered in 1950 and ran for 25 years ending in 1975. John Daly was the original host who was later replaced in 1968 by Wally Bruner. Bruner was followed by Larry Blyden in 1975.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 133 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Now reaching more than 60 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

Classic WHAT'S MY LINE Episode On GSN Schedule

Saturday, July 8th Featured Guest Original Air Date

9:00 AM Ted Williams*/Boston Red Sox 5/23/54

9:30 AM Joe DiMaggio*/New York Yankees 9/18/55

10:00 AM Jackie Robinson*/Brooklyn Dodgers 11/20/69 (C)

10:30 AM Willie Mays*/NY-San Francisco Giants 8/20/68 (C)

Date Featured Guest Original Air Date

Saturday, July 8 Mickey Mantle*/Yankees 5/17/53

Sunday, July 9 Duke Snider*/Dodgers & 9/5/54 Sal Maglie/Giants

Monday, July 10 Yogi Berra*/Yankees 7/2/61

Tuesday, July 11 Roy Campanella*/Dodgers 9/6/53

Wednesday, July 12 Joe Garagiola*/Announcer 10/15/68 (C)

Thursday, July 13 Phil Rizzuto*/Yankees 2/2/50

Friday, July 14 Stan Musial*/Cardinals 3/8/64

Saturday, July 15 Willie Mays*/Giants 7/15/62

Sunday, July 16 Satchel Paige*/Indians 2/11/71 (C)

Monday, July 17 Casey Stengel*/Yankees Manager 4/15/62

Tuesday, July 18 Emmett Ashford/first black umpire 5/29/66

Wednesday, July 19 Vida Blue/A's 5/31/73 (C)

Thursday, July 20 Leo Durocher*/Manager 5/31/53

Friday, July 21 Joe DiMaggio*/Yankees 9/18/55

Saturday, July 22 Cincinnati Reds Team 6/24/56

Sunday, July 23 Terry Tata/umpire 6/11/61

Monday, July 24 Jim Bouton/Yankees 10/22/70 (C)

Tuesday, July 25 Ralph Houk/Yankees 10/23/60

Wednesday, July 26 Russ Hodges/Giants announcer 10/7/62

Thursday, July 27 Jim Piersall/Red Sox 4/28/57

Friday, July 28 Ted Williams*/Red Sox 5/23/54

Saturday, July 29 Willie Mays*/Giants 7/11/54

Sunday, July 30 Jackie Robinson*/Dodgers 11/20/69 (C)

Monday, July 31 Yogi Berra*/Yankees 4/26/64

Tuesday, August 1 Phil Rizutto*/Yankees 2/5/70 (C)

Wednesday, August 2 Denny McLain/Tigers 11/13/68 (C)

Thursday, August 3 Chuck Dressen/Reds 9/28/52

Friday, August 4 Clete Boyer/Yankees & 10/11/64 Ken Boyer/Cardinals

Saturday, August 5 Bobby Murcer/Yankees 8/12/71 (C)

Sunday, August 6 Branch Rickey*/Dodgers owner 9/13/59

Monday, August 7 Al Summers/umpire 3/6/69 (C)

Tuesday, August 8 Gil Hodges/Dodgers 5/26/63

Wed., August 9 Del Webb & Dan Topping/Yankees owners 8/26/56

Thursday, August 10 Ed Hurley/umpire 10/4/53

Friday, August 11 Joe Garagiola*/announcer 6/11/70 (C)

Saturday, August 12 Sal Maglie/Giants 10/7/56

Sunday, August 13 Duke Snider*/Dodgers 1/12/58

Notes: Members of the Hall of Fame appear with an asterisk(*). All episodes Black and White unless noted by (C) which denotes color episodes.

-GSN-

SOURCE GSN
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