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Fall TV season, Yankees win Game 5 of World Series, October 7, 1958

October 7, 2008 |  5:50 am

Max and Ina Balchowsky with what was evidently "Old Yeller I," or as The Times called it, "Old Horrible." My goodness, are those three deuces?

1958_october_07_tv The fall 1958 season continues with Tuesday's new shows. "Rescue 8" might be the only one remembered today out of "This Is Alice," "Col. Humphrey J. Flack," "New York Confidential" and "Dial 999."   

Times TV critic Cecil Smith takes sportscasters Mel Allen and Curt Gowdy to task for their announcing of the World Series.  "They talk, talk, talk (particularly Allen) seemingly unable to understand that they're not announcing this on radio and that we can see what's going on." On the other hand, Smith likes the commercials for Gillette razor blades and Paper Mate pens.

And buried down at the bottom, praise for Cliff Robertson and Piper Laurie in the TV version of "Days of Wine and Roses."
Pitcher Bob Turley helps the Yankees to a 7-0 victory against Milwaukee in  Game 5 of the World Series. Elston Howard makes a spectacular dive to catch Red Schoendienst's looping drive into short left field.

"That catch by Howard stopped a rally and kept the game going our way. It was a big play," Yankee Manager Casey Stengel says.

The game was interrupted in the fourth inning when some fans ran onto the field with a banner reading: "Castro Frees Cuba." Yankee coach Ralph Houk grabbed part of the banner and tore it before police removed the three intruders from the field.