Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – Finals – USA Mike Tully

DOG ASIDE: Michael Scott “Mike” Tully (born October 21, 1956) is an American pole vaulter….who represented the United States twice in the Olympics….earning a silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as he held the American pole vault record from 1984 to 1985.  Tully won the first two World Cup competitions in 1977 and 1979 at the IAAF World…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Broad Jump – USA Mike McRae

DOG ASIDE: Michael (“Mike”) Keith McRae (born July 9, 1955 in Pembroke, North Carolina) is a retired long jumper from the United States….who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California….where he finished in eleventh place.  McRae competed for Chabot College in Hayward, California….where he was the national champion….winning the…

Bonne Daddy´s 1974 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 New York Yankees season was the 72nd season for the team in New York….nd its 74th overall dating from its origins in Baltimore. The team finished with a record of 89-73….finishing 2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Bill Virdon….playing their home games at Shea Stadium (home…

Bonne Daddy´s 1975 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1975 New York Yankees season was the 73rd season for the Yankees in New York… as the team finished with a record of 83-77….finishing 12 games behind the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees played at Shea Stadium due to the ongoing renovation of Yankee Stadium….which would re-open in 1976.  Bill Virdon opened…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: I am going to give all my readers their first Imasportsphile pop quiz…..as I figure the ones who answer this are probably at least Yankees Sportsphiles ….so, you pop quiz is to name as many of the cards that are not already labeled….the year, players name and position of each of the New…

Bonne Daddy’s 1971 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1971 New York Yankees season was the 69th season for the franchise in New York….and its 71st season overall….as the team finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 82-80….just a mere 21 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.  New York was managed by future Hall of Fame Manager Ralph Houk….playing their…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Middle Of Race

DOG ASIDE: The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California (USA) was held on August 5, 1984. It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries. 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Semis & Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: In the first heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Evelyn Ashford, JAM Merlene Ottey-Page, JAM Grace Jackson and CAN Angella Taylor all moved on to the finals…..and in the 2nd heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Alice Brown, USA Jeanette Bolden, FRA Rose Aimee Bacoul and CAN Angela Bailey moved on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 2

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 USA men’s basketball team rolled through the eight (8) game schedule to win the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games…..the top three (3) scoring averages were Michael Jodan with 17.1 ppg….Chris Mullin with 11.6 ppg…..Patrick Ewing with 11.0 ppg….and Steve Alford with 10.3 ppg.  The top rebounders were…