Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – Jim McKay Provides A Historic Tour Of Maryland + Pimlico Racetrack

DOG ASIDE: Pimlico Race Track is a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland….which is most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes….the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown….whose name is derived from the 1660’s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico’s Tavern in London….as the racetrack is nicknamed “Old Hilltop” after a small rise in the infield that became…

MLB – 1930s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Yankees Babe Ruth Swan Song + Lou Gehrig Retirement Speech

DOG ASIDE: In 1931, Joe McCarthy was hired as manager and brought the Yankees back to the top of the AL….after which they swept the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series….and brought the team’s streak of consecutive World Series game wins to 12. This series was made famous by Babe Ruth’s “Called Shot“ in game three of the series at Wrigley Field….which…

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

DOG ASIDE: The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America…. which has been contested since 1903 between 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….and since the series is played during the fall season….it is sometimes…

Olympics – 1936 – ABCs Jim McKay Showcases USA Marjorie Gestring Winning Springboard Diving Gold

DOG ASIDE: Marjorie Gestring (November 18, 1922 – April 20, 1992) was a competitive springboard diver from the United States….who at the age of 13 years and 268 days old…..won the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1936 Berlin Games….making her, at the time, the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal….while still remaining the second-youngest winner. …

MLB 1986 – Mel Allen + Did You Know That You Are My Hero – With Highlights Of The Greats Of The Game

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes sports and music ….when combined in perfect harmony….really provide fertile ground for film and photo to capture and translate the pure artistry that sports can provide….be it the actions and/or sounds of sports….and it becomes captivating.  There is something special that happens for an old baseball fan….who remembers the game from as…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Sports Bob Costas Interviews Commissioner Peter Ueberroth On Potential Of Strike

DOG ASIDE: Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937) is an American executive….who served as the sixth Commissioner of Baseball from 1984 to 1989…..after serving for five years as the organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games….where he was a prominent figure in the games….while receiving the Olympic Order in gold at its conclusion of the Games.  Due to the success of the games….…

NBA – 1988 – CBS Sports All Star Game PreGame Special – The Proud History Of Chicago Stadium – With Pat OBrien

DOG ASIDE: Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois that opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. It was the home of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks….and the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls…as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks from 1929 to 1994….and the Chicago Bulls from 1967 to 1994.  The arena was also the site of the first NFL playoff game in 1932….the 1932, 1940, and 1944 Democratic National Conventions….and the 1932 and 1944 Republican National Conventions….as well…

Movie – 1933 – Classic Special – Duck Soup – Starring The Marx Brothers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby…. with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin and directed by Leo McCarey…..which was 1st released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933….as this film was then billed as the “Four Marx Brothers”….with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo….and also featured Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy….for it was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo….and the…

Baseball – 1983 – Jonathan Winters Comedy Special – Salute To Baseball

DOG COMMENTARY: Jonathon Winters is truly one of the funniest men to ever walk this Earth….as he could make comedy out of anything…..and all someone ever had to do to generate a good ole belly laugh is to hand Winters some innate object….as a spontaneous as the moment he receives the object….he can provide a…