Date: April 9, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story by reporter Linda Frederick about the history of Arlington Stadium (previously Turnpike Stadium) which had once been the home to the minor league team the Dallas Fort Worth Spurs and later became the home of the Major League team, The Texas Rangers. Frederick interviews Tom Vandergriff from his family's regular seats at the stadium about the history of the stadium and his plans to throw the first pitch at the first game of the team's last season in the stadium. The story includes archival footage of the building of Turnpike Stadium, the opening game of 1972 including Vanessa Vandergriff singing the National Anthem, pitcher David Clyde in 1973, Billy Martin, and Nolan Ryan. The story aired at 6:00 P.M.
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