Bonne Daddy´s 1963 New York Yankees Baseball Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1963 New York Yankees season was the 61st season for the team in New York….and its 63rd season overall.  The team finished with a record of 104–58….winning their 28th pennant…..finishing 10½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox.  New York was managed by Ralph Houk….the Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.  In the…

Bonne Daddy´s 1961 New York Yankees World Series Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees (109–53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93–61)….with the Yankees winning in five games to earn their 19th championship in 39 seasons. This World Series was surrounded by Cold War political puns pitting the “Reds” against the “Yanks”. But the louder buzz concerned the “M&M” boys….Roger…

Bonne Daddy´s 1962 New York Yankees World Series Baseball Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1962 World Series matched the defending American League and World Series champions New York Yankees against the National League champion San Francisco Giants….who had won their first NL pennant since 1954….and first since moving from New York in 1958….defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff.  This World Series was closely…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 800m – CUB Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: The 1976 Montreal Olympics provided a wonderful race in track and fields men’s 800m final…..with Alberto Juantorena (CUB) taking gold…..Ivo Van Damme (BEL) gaining silver…..and Rick Wohlhuter (USA) receiving bronze…..but the real story came when Juantorena also won the men’s 400m…..becoming the first person in Olympic history to accomplish this feat…..and this video gives the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing – Lennox Lewis VS Mohammad Yousuf

DOG ASIDE: Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965) is a retired boxer….and the last undisputed world heavyweight champion.  He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship….and as an amateur boxer he won a gold medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final.  Lewis became undisputed champion…

Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – POL Irena Kirszenstein & USA Barbara Ferrell

DOG ASIDE: Irena Szewińska (born Irena Kirszenstein on 24 May 1946) is a retired Polish sprinter who was one of the world’s foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in multiple events.  She won gold in Tokyo in 1964 in the 4 x 100m relay and silver in the 200m and long jump….then gold in 1968…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Lightwt Boxing – KOR Yong Mo Heo VS PHI Efren Tabanas

DOG ASIDE: This boxing match at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the lightweight division between KOR Yong Mo Heo vs PHI Efren Tabanas is brought to you on the ABC Network….by none other than the famous sportscaster and boxing aficionado Howard Cosell….for there may have never been a more distinct voice and delivery than…

Olympics – 1956 Melbourne – Track – Mens 800m – USA Tom Courtney & GB Derek Johnson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Tom” William Courtney (born August 17, 1933) is a retired American athlete…winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics….who was born in Newark, New Jersey….as Tom Courtney came into national prominence while a student at Fordham University, winning the 1955 NCAA 880 yd (805 m) title.  An AAU champion in 400m…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Swimming – USA Mark Spitz Part 2

DOG ASIDE: Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer….nine-time Olympic champion….and former world record-holder in seven events.  He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps….who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  Spitz set new world…