Saturday flashback: Dick Enberg’s Sports Challenge: Mantle vs. DiMaggio

Try to imagine in this day and age, a sports quiz show landing Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. The only way that happens is if they own the show. And even then, maybe not.

Well, back in the ’70s, Sports Challenge, with Dick Enberg, had a show featuring Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio on the panel. The Mick and Joe D. They probably got what would be tip money these days and were pleased to get that much.

Back then, Mantle and DiMaggio probably earned only a few thousand dollars for their appearance, tops.

Anyway, it was a classic show in a much simpler time. And Enberg was terrific.

I have a few more in my vault that I will break out at a later date.

 

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