MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…

MLB – 1985 – N Y Yankees Chase For The Pennant – With Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver

During the 1985 Major League Baseball season, HBO Sports would air a bi-monthly Chase For The Pennant show….which was typically hosted by Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver…..with interchanging guest from the MLB universe whose opinions were valued in the community….as evidenced by Hall of Fame player Orioles Frank Robinson….and his Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver on…

MLB – 1980 – World Series Game 1 Pirates Vs Orioles – Interviews With P Jim Palmer + Mgr Earl Weaver

Jim Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a retired American right-handed pitcher…..who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles from 1965 – 67 and 1969 – 84)…..and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.   Jim Palmer won 186 games in the 1970’s….which was the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also…

MLB – 1969 – Highlights – The Amazing Mets Run To The World Series Title – With P Tom Seaver

The 1969 New York Mets season was the team’s eighth as a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise….which culminated when they won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles….as they played their home games at Shea Stadium….and were managed by Gil Hodges. The team is often referred to as the “Amazin’ Mets” ….which was a nickname coined by Casey Stengel….who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965…..or…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 4 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

Game 4 was mired in controversy. First, Tom Seaver’s photograph was used on some anti-war Moratorium Day literature being distributed outside Shea Stadium before the game….although the pitcher claimed that his picture was used without his knowledge or approval. Another controversy that day involved the flying of the American flag at Shea Stadium….as New York City Mayor John Lindsay had…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 3 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

Game 3 of the 1969 MLB World Series between the Baltimore Orioles verses the New York Mets was played at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 14 at Shea Stadium, the Queens NYC.  OF Tommy Agee led off the game for the Mets with a home run off of Jim Palmer….then saved at least five runs with…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 2 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles….with the Mets prevailing in five games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history….as the ’69  Orioles squad was considered to be one of the finest ever…..so, this World Series win earned the New Yorkers the moniker “The Miracle Mets”….as they had risen from the depths…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 5 – Orioles Vs Mets – The Mets Shine

Orioles P Dave McNally shut out the Mets through five innings….and helped himself with a two-run homer in the third inning….then teammate Frank Robinson homered in the inning as well….and the Orioles looked to be cruising with a 3–0 lead. The Mets, however, benefited from two questionable umpire’s calls…..with one In the top of the sixth inning….when…