Music – 1978 – Frankie Laine At The Coconut Grove – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Laine….born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913 to February 6, 2007….was an Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career nearly spanned 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company….to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005….who was often billed as “America’s Number One Song Stylist”….with his other nicknames being…

MLB – 1986 – CBS Sports Special Feature – Tribute To Bill Veeck – With Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: William Louis Veeck Jr. (February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986) known as “Sport Shirt“ was an American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter….who was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians….St. Louis Browns….and Chicago White Sox.  As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947….Veeck signed Larry Doby….thus beginning the integration of the American League….and the following year…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Sports 112th Kentucky Oaks Race – Featuring Winner Tiffany Lass

DOG ASIDE: The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies run annually in Louisville, Kentucky….in a race which currently covers 1 1⁄8 miles (1,800 m) at Churchill Downs….as the horses carry 121 pounds (55 kg). The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby each year. The winner gets $600,000 of the $1M purse….along with a large garland of lilies affectionately called the “Lillies for…

Music – 1978 – Austins Own Delbert McClinton – Talking About You Babe

DOG ASIDE: Delbert McClinton (born November 4, 1940) is an American blues rock and electric blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  From his first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018….he has recorded albums for several major record labels and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100…. Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts.  His highest-charting single was “Tell…

Golf – 1978 – Curt Gowdy Hilites Year In Golf – Featuring Tom Watson + Jack Nicklaus + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy provides highlights of professional golf in 1978…..with highlights of leading money winner Tom Watson on the men’s tour with $329,429…..and Nancy Lopez on the LPGA with $189,814.  Gowdy goes on to cover the majors winners on the men’s side….with Andy North winning the US Open….Gary Player winning the Masters…..Jack…

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…

Horse Racing – 1978 – Howard Cosell + Bill Hartack + Steve Cauthen Review Preakness Win By Affirmed

DOG ASIDE: Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960) is an American jockey who is now retired….who in 1977 became the first jockey to win over $6 million in a year… and in 1978 he became the youngest jockey to win the U. S. Triple Crown….as Cauthen is the only jockey ever named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.  After riding for a…

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…

Boxing – 1990 – Special – HBOs Larry Merchant Proves Referee 10 Count Is Not What Is Thought To Be

DOG ASIDE: After watching so many of HBO’s renowned boxing commentary specialist Larry Merchant perform so many different interviews of fighters…..along with fight wrap-up commentaries….which I have seen in posting our incredible boxing library here at ImaSportsphile….I still can’t figure out if I like the guy for his insight into the artistry of pugilism….or think…