MLB – 1980 – HBO Inside Baseball Special – Highlights Of 1980 MLB Season – With Barry Tompkins

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship….as they defeated the Kansas City Royals in 6 games to win their first ever World Series Championship…..while major highlights during the 1980 MLB season were as follows: January 9 – Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America….as Kaline…

MLB – 1981 – Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver Talk Yankees Vs Dodgers World Serries

This 1981 HBO Race for the Pennant episode takes place right before the World Series between the Yankees verses the Dodgers takes place…..as host Barry Tompkins conducts a round table discussion with Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver and OF Frank Robinson and sportscaster Tim McCarver…..regarding all things New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers prior to their meeting…

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 – HBO Inside Baseball – Highlights Of 1980 MLB Season – With Barry Tompkins

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship.  The 1980 World Series was the 77th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series….and the conclusion of the 1980 Major League Baseball season…..with a best-of-seven playoff, it matched the National League (NL) champion Philadelphia Phillies against the American League (AL) champion Kansas City Royals….as the Phillies defeated the Royals four games to two to capture the club’s first…

MLB – 1920 To 1990 – Inside Baseball – World Series Legends – With Barry Tompkins + Tim McCarver

This video clip from HBO’s Inside Baseball is another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….as co-hosts Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver take a look at legendary figures from World Series past…..when they start with Yanks Babe Ruth hitting 3 HR’s in two different World Series wins…..then come highlights of Giants…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Boxing – 1987 – Larry Merchant Profiles The Problems Of Donald Curry Going Into McCallum Title Fight

After losing to his welterweight crown to Lloyd Honeyghan….Donald Curry moved up to the light middleweight division. Curry then defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA light middleweight title on February 7, 1987….as Montgomery was disqualified in the 5th round for intentional headbutts….and that is when Curry’s next opponent, former IBF light middleweight champion Carlos Santos….was also disqualified…

Boxing – 1986 – WBC Lightwt Title PreFight Introduction + Tale Of The Tape – Boza Edwards Vs Camacho

Hector “Macho“ Camacho was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and entertainer….who was known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style in a professional career that lasted 30 years from 1980 to 2010….while compiling a career record of 79 wins 6 losses and 3 draws….and was a world champion in three different weight classes….wherein he held the WBC super featherweight title from 1983…