Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Jack Whitaker Showcases The Remarkable Derby Career Of Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker (August 19, 1931 – October 12, 2003) was an American thoroughbred jockey….who held the world record for total professional jockey victories for 29 years after his retirement….as Shoemaker’s career as a jockey began in his teenage years….with his first professional ride on March 19, 1949….while the first of his eventual 8,833 career victories came a month later, on April…

MLB – 1934 – ESPN Baseballs Greatest Hits Special Feature – The St Louis Cardinals Gas House Gang

The Gashouse Gang was the nickname of the baseball team the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934….which was a Major League Baseball team that won 95 games….the National League pennant….and the 1934 World Series in seven games over the Detroit Tigers. “They don’t look like a major league ball club,” the New York Sun wrote about the team. “Their uniforms are stained and dirty and patched…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Charlsie Cantey Profiles Trainer Jack Van Berg Of Derby Winner Alysheba

Jack Van Berg (June 7, 1936 – December 27, 2017) was an American Hall of Fame horse trainer…. who was born into a horse racing family….as his father, Marion Van Berg was the Hall of Fame trainer too….as both father and son have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. For…

MLB – 1939 – Highlights – Cleveland Indians Bob Feller + N Y Yanks Joe Dimaggio Take Season By Storm

Bob Feller (November 3, 1918 – December 15, 2010) who was nicknamed “The Heater from Van Meter“, “Bullet Bob“, and “Rapid Robert“….who was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians….where Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956….which was interrupted only by a four-year engagement in the Navy. In a career…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Dave Johnson Goes For An Inside Look At Training Methods Of D Wayne Lukas

Just the name D. Wayne Lukas conjures up a sense of stylish accomplishment through exceptional training with elegant presentation….a talent which was reserved for the man to bring the training methods of “Triple Crown capable thoroughbreds” into view of the public’s and camera’s eye.  D Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935) is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Provide PreRace Analysis

This 1987 Indy 500 special by ABC Sports features the excellent commentary of Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and 3 time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser….which is one heck of a auto racing broadcasting team that was making the call on this special race. Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, film producer, and restaurant owner….who has covered a…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Alex Wallau Profiles Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Mohammad Qawi Life And Career

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983…. and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.    He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights, but then reeled off 14 straight…

Golf – 1985 – Skins Game – Interviews Of Jack Nicklaus + Arnold Palmer + Tom Watson + Fuzzy Zoeller

We at ImaSportsphile have become keenly aware of the fact that anytime we can showcase an interview that includes both Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Fuzzy Zoeller after the first nine of a tightly contested Skins Game….we are going to have some very appreciative golf fans that will take time to watch and…

MLB – 1961 – Highlights – Roger Maris Breaking Babe Ruths HR Record + Sandy Koufax Super Season

In 1961, the American League expanded from eight to ten teams….and during the expansion draft….the newly created Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators….were restricted to drafting players from AL rosters…..to which the perceived result was that American League team rosters had become watered down….as players who would otherwise have been playing at AAA, if not lower, were now in the AL. …