Check out this recently posted video footage on YouTube. It’s a home movie from a Reds/Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in the late 70s. Haven’t been able to figure out exactly what year it was filmed in, let alone the game. At the 3:03 mark, you can see Mario Soto down by the bullpen and
Pete Rose Johnny Bench hit the home run in the beginning, so it was either 1977 or 1978 1977 or after. Can any sleuths out there figure out what the date of this game?
The scoreboard is show a few times and you can see messages about upcoming promotions with the day of July 20th… so that’s a starting point.
While we do see highlights from game played in the ’70s quite often, this is still pretty neat to see. It’s documentation of a trip to the ballpark by a fan. It’s their perspective and not a broadcast TV station’s angle. The lack of sound just adds to home movie aspect and makes it that much more special.