The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.
This edition features a 2005 interview with Jeff Torborg for the 40th-anniversary “Diamond Gems” retrospective of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Cubs on Sept. 9, 1965 in Los Angeles. Torborg was a young backup catcher who drew the start on that Thursday night, and fortunately was on the receiving end of history. The future Sox manager (1989-92) goes through Koufax’s mindset and the mounting drama as the perfect innings drew to a climax.
“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.