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. …

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Profile Of Team 7-11 With Andy Hampsten + Dave Phinney + Bob Roll

The 7-Eleven Cycling Team….which later became the Motorola Cycling Team….was a professional cycling team founded in the U.S. in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz…who was a former U.S. Olympic cyclist. The team lasted 16 years under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990 and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996….and from 1989 to 1996 rode on Eddy Merckx bikes.  When the team received an…

Horse Racing – 1941 – Highlights Of Triple Crown Winner Whirlaway – Ridden By Eddie Arcaro

Whirlaway (April 2, 1938 – April 6, 1953) was an American champion thoroughbred racehorse. The chestnut horse was sired by English Derby winner Blenheim….which was out of the broodmare Dustwhirl….and was bred at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….while being trained by Ben A. Jones and ridden by Eddie Arcaro,…as Whirlaway won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1941….as seen in this video herewith.  Whirlaway was widely known as “Mr. Longtail”…

Horse Racing – 1977 – Special – The Story Of Seattle Slew – An Incredible One – With Brent Musburger

Seattle Slew (February 15, 1974 – May 7, 2002) was an American Thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown in 1977….while becoming the tenth of thirteen horses to accomplish the feat….and  is one of two horses to have won the Triple Crown while having been undefeated in any previous race….as the second was Justify….who won the Triple Crown in 2018….and was a descendant…

Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – Heroes Story Of The 1984 Olympic Gold Medal USA Mens Gymnastics Team

The results of the men’s team all-around competition….which was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….when the compulsory and optional rounds took place on July 29 and 31 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.  The final outcome of the men’s team all-around competition saw the USA win the gold medal for the 1st…

Boxing – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – John Maddens Journey – On How Marvin Hagler Became Marvelous

Anytime a video rolls up that showcases the NFL coaching, video game and sportscasting legend that is John Madden on a journey to find out how boxing legend and former middleweight champion of the world, Marvin Hagler, became known as Marvelous…..we have simply got the makings for an extraordinarily enjoyable video experience…..as seen in this video…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Defeating Larry Holmes

This post fight interview with HBO’s Larry Merchant and Michael Spinks took place on April 19, 1986 after then IBF Heavyweight Champion Michaels Spinks had defeated Larry Holmes in their second match at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel…..which from our perspective was a fight that should have never taken place.  You see, here at ImaSportsphile,…

MLB – 1964 – World Series Game 5 Highlights – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals – P Bob Gibson Wins

Game 5 was as exciting a game as Game 4 in the 1964 World Series between the New York Yankees verses the St Louis Cardinals….as the game was scoreless in the top of the fifth inning when trouble came when Cards P Bob Gibson led off the inning with a single….which was followed by Yanks…

MLB – 1960 – World Series Special – Game 7 Of Yankees Vs Pirates – 9th Inning Heroics By The Maz

In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead (and consequently, the win) in the bottom of the final inning of the game. Thus the losing team (the visiting team) must then “walk off” the field immediately afterward….rather than finishing the inning….while the winning…