The Transistor on the School Bus

Lost and Found Sound: A Boy Listens to the World Series

Bill Mazeroski hits the winning home run for the Pirates 1960 World Series title.

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Baseball's World Series is an autumnal tradition cherished by many. It used to be that people could follow the game only at home or as a spectator in the stands. But when the first transistor radios came on the scene, sports became portable.

This sound found its way into the life of 8-year-old Jonathan Cuneo when the Yankees played the Pirates in the 1960 World Series. To him, there weren't enough breaks in the school day to catch the full game. In this edition of Lost and Found Sound, he chronicled one of the most important days in his life; listening to the final game on the school bus.


Produced by Mara Liasson and Art Silverman.

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