MLB – 1845 To 1905 – Special – The Advent Of The Game – Alexander Cartwright Not Abner Doubleday

The history of baseball can be broken down into various aspects by era, by locale, by organizational-type, game evolution, well as by political and cultural influence. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Introduces Horses In 112th Preakness Stakes As Enter Starting Gates

The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the Triple Crown thoroughbred horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….featuring legendary host commentator Jim McKay….in a race that was won by Alysheba….who was jockeyed by Chris McCarron…..after winning the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice.  The race was run…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Mens Quest For The Quad – Boitano + Browning + Fadeev

This video excerpt from the 1988 World Men’s Figure Skating Championship from Budapest, Hungary features CBS commentators Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton talking about the “quest for guad” …..talking jumps of course…..with interactions on the subject of quad-jumps in the upcoming long program in the men’s final….while sharing highlights of being backstage with USA Brian Boitano…..seeing…

MLB – 1960s – Special Preview Of The Stars Of The Decade – Mantle + Mays + Gibson + McClain + McCovey + Spahn + Brock Et Al

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who was responsible for originally recording our incredible 2300 hour vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile….was a teenager who grew up loving and playing baseball in West Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….and in his words, “played many whiffle ball games in the back yard” throughout the entire decade….while pretending to…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Promoter Don King On Trevor Berbicks Threat To Back Out Of Ali Fight

HBO’s Larry Merchant interviews notorious promoter Don King regarding the threat by heavyweight boxer Trevor Berbick to back out of his December 11, 1981 bout with Muhammad Ali….despite pleas from Angelo Dundee and the rest of Ali’s camp to definitively retire after the beating he took from Larry Holmes in his previous fight….but this fight…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Preview Of Breeders Cup Steeplechase – With NBCs Richard Pitman + Don Criqui

The Grand National Hurdle Stakes is an American National Steeplechase Association sanctioned steeplechase race run each fall at Far Hills, New Jersey….which is a Grade 1 event run over ​2 5⁄8 miles…..which has been known by a variety of names over the years, including the Breeders’ Cup Grand National. The race dates back to 1899 where it was first run at Morris Park…

MLB – 1930s – Special – HOFs Lefty Gomez + Joe Cronin Remember Yankees Babe Ruth + Lou Gehrig

This awesome video features three MLB Hall of Famers….Lefty Gomez, Joe Cronin and Charlie Gehringer…..talking about the careers of two of the greatest Yankees Hall of Fame players….Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig….with the highest quality of respect that their piers could offer….which is really nice to hear and see….for there are no Yankee legends who…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Preakness Stakes Special – An Inside Look At Race Day In The Life Of Cryptoclearance

Cryptoclearance (April 9, 1984 – September 24, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse….who was tained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Schulhofer….while leading up to the 1987 U.S. Triple Crown series, Cryptoclearance won the Florida Derby….then he ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby….and third in the Preakness Stakes to winner Alysheba….then was second to Bet Twice in the Belmont Stakes. Cryptoclearance raced for three years….while winning twelve of his forty-four…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides The Story And Career Highlights Of Champ Tony Tubbs

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2006….and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986.  Tubbs made his professional debut on June 14, 1980 with a first-round knockout of Bruce Scott….then after 11 fights, he fought fellow undefeated prospect Clarence Hill on August 7, 1982 by winning a ten-round unanimous decision….after…