The Rifleman
"Welcome to the McCain Ranch"

Guest on the set of The Rifleman
2 of 4 pages

Jim Flood, Connors' press agent during The Rifleman days noted that, "This set is a Mecca for visiting athletes.  Connors seems to know them all from his baseball days. It's getting so nobody pays any attention to it."  Some of the famous ballplayers who visited the set in those days included future Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Duke Snider, Stan Musial and Sid Gilman, an American football coach and innovator.  Other celebrities to drop in on Connors were Gene Autry, director William Wyler, Maurice Chevalier, Dodgers president Walter O'Malley, and Charlton Heston and his son Fraser.

Chuck Connors shaking hands with Sandy Koufax

The Sports News, October 8, 1966 ― Chuck Connors, one of the biggest personalities in movies and television, still retains his love for sports and sports personalities. Here in Western attire, he holds a pair of baseball shoes as he Chats with Sandy Koufax, Dodgers' southpaw.

Did you take notice to the cowboy boot with spikes?
Wonder where this is at today?

Heck Harper visits Chuck Connors on the set of The Rifleman
Heck Harper visits Chuck on the set of The Rifleman.
Heck was a television, radio personality, performer for KGW Radio, Portland Organ.

Chuck Connors with Peri Alcaide - on the set of The Rifleman
Chuck with Chris Alcaide's wife, Peri
Chris Alcaide appeared on The Rifleman ten times.

Guest on the Set - page 3

Sports heroes/stars that appeared with Chuck

Don Drysdale

Sid Gillman

Walter O'Malley

Duke Snider

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