NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Library of Congress has obtained part of a large collection of radio broadcasts of major league sporting events recorded over more than 20 years by an upstate New York man.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that between 1957 and his death in 1979, Patrick Rispole recorded about 10,000 complete radio broadcasts of baseball games involving the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, Giants and Mets.
The collection includes Brooklyn’s final game before moving to Los Angeles after the 1957 season and Sandy Koufax’s first no-hitter in 1962.
John Miley of Evansville, Ind., acquired the collection from Rispole’s estate in 1981 for $10,000.
On Wednesday, Miley donated a portion of the collection plus thousands of his own recordings to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The library plans to digitize the recordings and make them available online.
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