4 Replies to “Tom Seaver on the Mike Douglas Show (video)”

  1. Shannon, i saw this when it first aired in the ’70s..i was a big mike douglas fan (might sound a little lame now but he had a great show)

  2. Those of us who love baseball appreciate Pete Rose (at his leisure suit best) and Tom Seaver on this show. But, I’m willing to bet that most of the folks watching this July 20, 1977 episode were tuning in to see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher because the original/initial movie of Star Wars was going really strong then (having been released May 25, 1977).

  3. Michael, you are probably right. I didn’t watch the whole thing, but I believe Carrie Fisher had her own singing segment before the other Star Wars people came on stage. But keep in mind that this was only a month after the Seaver trade, which was a major earthquake in baseball at that time. (Lost in the shuffle was Richard Thomas, himself a prime time star at that time.) It was quite a star-studded show and it all seemd so matter-of-fact.

    What do you think created larger and longer lasting ripples for the future – the release of Star Wars or the events Seaver described in the segment I posted? Douglas could not have fully appreciated the historic nature of that program at that time.

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