MLB – 1961 To 1986 – ESPNs George Grande Showcases The 1st 25 Years Of The New York Mets

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens….who compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City…with the other being the New York Yankees of the American League East division. One of baseball’s first expansion teams, the Mets were…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Jack Whitaker Showcases The Remarkable Derby Career Of Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker (August 19, 1931 – October 12, 2003) was an American thoroughbred jockey….who held the world record for total professional jockey victories for 29 years after his retirement….as Shoemaker’s career as a jockey began in his teenage years….with his first professional ride on March 19, 1949….while the first of his eventual 8,833 career victories came a month later, on April…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Dave Johnson Goes For An Inside Look At Training Methods Of D Wayne Lukas

Just the name D. Wayne Lukas conjures up a sense of stylish accomplishment through exceptional training with elegant presentation….a talent which was reserved for the man to bring the training methods of “Triple Crown capable thoroughbreds” into view of the public’s and camera’s eye.  D Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935) is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Alex Wallau Profiles Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Mohammad Qawi Life And Career

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983…. and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.    He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights, but then reeled off 14 straight…

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…

Golf – 1985 Special – NBCs Bill Macatee Profiles An Inside Look At Golf Legend Lee Trevino

Lee Buck Trevino is a retired American professional golfer…..who is regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history….and one of the greatest Hispanic golfers of all time….who was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981…. after winning six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events over the course of his career. He is one of only four…

MLB – 1943 To 2002 – Inside Baseball Special – Tribute To Legendary MLB Broadcaster Ernie Harwell

William Earnest “Ernie” Harwell (January 25, 1918 – May 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster….who was known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games….where for 55 seasons….with 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers….Harwell called the action on radio and/or television.  In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.   Harwell was known for…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Auto Racing Over Past 25 Years

Every now and then a really special video rolls up for me to write about and post here at ImaSportsphile and this is one of those…..as the always eloquent and elegant Jim McKay provides a walk down auto racing memory lane over the 25 years of competition from 1961 to 1986….for there is absolutely no…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – The Magic Of Cuz DAmato As Seen Through Floyd Patterson & Mike Tyson

Constantine “Cus” D’Amato (January 17, 1908 – November 4, 1985) was an American boxing manager and trainer….who handled the careers of José Torres, Floyd Patterson and Mike Tyson….all of whom went on to become world champions and members of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.  Several successful boxing trainers….including Teddy Atlas, Kevin Rooney and Joe Fariello…..were all tutored by D’Amato…..who was a proponent of…