MLB – 1956 – Special – NBCs Bob Costas Salutes Yankees Mickey Mantle MVP Year

DOG COMMENTARY: This video brings back awesome memories for out Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who has been a huge Mickey Mantle fan since the early 1950’s…..as he grew up being a Yankee fan of the highest order…..who ended up with a rather outstanding New York Yankees baseball card collection….as this video reminds me of how…

MLB – 1981 – CNN Sports Special – Pete Rose Assault Of Ty Cobbs Hits Record

DOG COMMENTARY: Pete Rose Sr. was known by his nickname “Charlie Hustle“….is an American former professional baseball player and manager…..who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 23 years from 1963 to 1986…..while managing in MLB from 1984 to 1989.   As a player, Rose was a switch hitter….who became the all-time MLB leader in hits (4,256)…..games played (3,562)….at-bats (14,053)….singles (3,215)….and outs made (10,328)….as he won three World Series rings….three batting titles….one Most…

NCAA Swimming – 1985 – National Championship – Women’s 100 yd Butterfly – USA Mary T Meagher

DOG COMMENTARY: It is quite possible that the greatest women’s butterfly swimmer ever was USA Mary T Meagher…..known affectionately as Madame Butterfly….who is a former competition swimmer, Olympic champion and world record-holder. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter butterfly….as these times would stand as the respective world records…

Boxing – 1908 To 1915 – HBO Special – Boxings Best – Jack Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY: Jack Johnson was nicknamed the Galveston Giant and was an American boxer….who, at the height of the Jim Crow era in America, became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion in 1908….and held the title until 1915.  Among the period’s most dominant champions, Johnson remains a boxing legend, with his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries dubbed the “fight of the century”. …

Boxing – 1978 – Special – 1960 Rome Olympics Boxing – When Muhammad Ali Was Cassius Clay

DOG ASIDE:  This one and a half minutes of highlights from the 1960 Rome Olympics boxing competition ….which covers USA light heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay….is an tremendous piece of footage covering The Greatest Muhammad Ali….when he was 18 years old and still known by his given name of Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky….as this video also provides…

Special – 1981 – Year Of Sports In Review – Host George Plimpton Covers The World Of Sports In 1981

DOG ASIDE:    Nobody produced better highlight reviews of the year in sports than George Plimpton’s syndicated programs….as his specials just seemed to be a little more special than the others produced by various networks….and this review of the year 1981 by Plimpton was no exception.    1981 was an outstanding year in sports….which provided…

Fast Pitch Softball – 1988 – Special – Tribute To Eddie Feigner – The King And His Court

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are heroes and then there are HEROES….and fast pitch softball pitcher Eddie “The King” Feigner is one of those HEROS….as anointed by the original Sportsphile back in 1957 in Midland, Texas…..and then re-confirmed as one of those HEROES in 1965 in Odessa, TX….when The King and His Court barnstormed throughout West Texas…..while playing the very best…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 9 – Track – Women’s 400m + 100m + Volleyball & Men’s 400m Hurdles

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports’ televised coverage of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th…..as this portion of the day’s events leads off with Al Michaels, Wilma Rudolph and O J Simpson on the mikes at the Los Angeles Coliseum for track and field competition….as the first heat…

Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…