MLB – 1985 – ABCs Al Michaels PreGame Introduction To World Series Cardinals Vs Royals Game 3

DOG ASIDE: Al Michaels initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1976….and was  promoted to the network on a full-time basis the following year…..becoming ABC’s lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson in 1983. Over the next three decades, Michaels covered a wide variety of sports for ABC….to include Major League Baseball….as seen in this video…

Distance Running – 1985 – Special – Man In Motion World Tour – Featuring Rick Hansen

DOG ASIDE: Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen (born August 26, 1957) is a Canadian athlete of the Paralympic Games, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities…..who following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….became famous for his Man in Motion World Tour. He was inducted…

Boxing – 1988 – Al Michaels PostFight Interview Of Evander Holyfield After Defeating Carlos De Leon

DOG ASIDE: ABC’S Al Michaels’ post fight interview of light heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and his trainer Lou Duva after The Real Deal had just destroyed cruiserweight champion Carlos de Leon…..to become the undisputed light heavyweight/cruiserweight champion…..for this was when Holyfield’s body was just beginning to mature….which meant he was putting on weight…..and would typically have to…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver On Astros P Mike Scott On 3 Days Rest For NLCS Vs Mets

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, saw the entire 6 game 1986 National League Championship Series (3 at The Astrodome in Houston and 3 at Shea Stadium in New York) between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….which he calls the greatest 6 game NLCS in history….and an NLCS that could have…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Interviews Of Snow Chief Trainer Mel Stute + Jockey Alex Soliz

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith, ABC’s Charlsie Cantey interviews Snow Chief’s Trainer Mel Stute….which is followed by Jack Whitaker’s interview with Snow Chief Jockey Alex Solis prior to the 1986 Kentucky Derby.   Melvin Frederick “Mel” Stute (born August 8, 1927) is an American trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses…. who on December 11, 2010 at Hollywood Park Racetrack won the 2000th race of a career….which includes a…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Trautwig Interviews John MaBee On $5M Payday If Alysheba Wins Belmont

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith….ABC’s Al Trautwig interviews Chairman of the Board John MaBee at Golden Eagle Insurance prior to the 1987 Belmont Stakes….a race in which Alysheba, who had previously won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes….which were the first two legs of the 1987 Triple Crown of horse racing….as MaBee’s…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – The Eloquence & Elegance Of Jim McKay Welcomes World To Derby Day

DOG ASIDE: As far as we are concerned here at ImaSportsphile…..when it comes to welcoming entire living rooms’ full of people to a live sporting event on television…..there was NOBODY that compared to ABC Sports Jim McKay…..as we consider him to be the most elegant and eloquent host of any sporting event to ever grace…

Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special Feature – Al Trautwig Interview With Bernard Langer

DOG ASIDE: Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer on the PGA Tour….where he has  been a two-time Masters champion….and was one of the world’s leading golfers throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In 1986, he became the sport’s first official # 1 ranked player….who after turning 50, he established himself as one of the most successful…