MLB – 1987 – Special Legends Feature – Boston Fenway Park – The Story Of An American Tradition

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square….where since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox….which is the city’s American League baseball team….and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.  It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball….and because of its age and constrained location in Boston’s dense Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood…..the park has been renovated or expanded many times…..thus,…

NCAAF – 1985 – Special – The Bonfire An Aggie Tradition – History Of A & M Bonfire Before Texas Game

Aggie Bonfire was a long-standing annual tradition at Texas A&M University….as part of the college rivalry with the University of Texas at Austin.  For 90 years, Texas A&M students, known as Aggies, built and burned a bonfire on campus each autumn….which is known to the Aggie community simply as “Bonfire”….in which this annual autumn event symbolized Aggie students’ “burning desire to beat the hell outta…

Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

MLB – 1920 To 1990 – Inside Baseball – World Series Legends – With Barry Tompkins + Tim McCarver

This video clip from HBO’s Inside Baseball is another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….as co-hosts Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver take a look at legendary figures from World Series past…..when they start with Yanks Babe Ruth hitting 3 HR’s in two different World Series wins…..then come highlights of Giants…

MLB – 1919 To 1929 – Highlights – Shoeless Joe Black Sox Scandal + Murderers Row With Ruth & Gehrig

The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball game fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led Arnold Rothstein. The fallout from the scandal resulted in the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first Commissioner of Baseball, granting him absolute control over the sport…

Boxing – 1985 – Barry Tompkins Provides A History Of Light Heavyweight Champs Vs Heavyweight Champs

Legendary HBO boxing analyst Barry Tompkins provides a wonderful history of light heavyweight boxing champions taking on heavyweight boxing champions….from Tommy Loughran vs Primo Carnera….to Archie Moore vs Floyd Patterson…..to Ezzard Charles vs Jersey Joe Walcott…..to Billy Conn vs Joe Louis….to Bob Foster vs Joe Frazier…..to Gene Tunney vs Jack Dempsey…..and then came the one…

MLB – 1869 To 1969 – Special – The History Of The World Series – With Host Barry Tompkins

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy.[1] As the series is played during the fall season in North America, it is sometimes…