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New on DVD.

From USA Today:

White Sox Memories

***1/2, 2009, Shout! Factory, unrated, $20
Missing are second baseman Nellie Fox’s old TV commercials for Favorite Chewing Tobacco, but there still is enough here to make grown South Side Chicagoans cry.
Back story: After upsetting the Cubs in the 1906 World Series, it’s on to 1919’s Black Sox Scandal; tales of shortstop Luke Appling fouling off countless pitches; 1959’s “Go-Go” Sox; owner Bill Veeck’s exploding scoreboard and, much later, Disco Demolition Night; “winning ugly” in the ’80s; the 2005 World Series win; booth royalty Ken “Hawk” Harrelson and Harry Caray; all-time position picks; film critic Richard Roeper plus fellow fans Michael Clarke Duncan and George Wendt.
Extras, extras: Postseason finales; no-hitter ninth innings; Jim Thome’s 500th homer; more.

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