MLB – 1986 – ABC Al Michaels Introduces Angels Starting Lineups For NLCS Game 7 With Red Sox

DOG ASIDE: The California Angels’ 1986 season was the franchise’s 26th season….which ended with the Angels losing the American League Championship Series in dramatic fashion.  The regular season ended with the Angels finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 92-70….thus earning the franchise’s third division title in a row….for this was a really good baseball team with good pitching…

MLB – 1986 – ABC Tim McCarver Interviews Mets Manager Davey Johnson After NLCS Game 6 Win Vs Astros

DOG ASIDE: David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager…..who played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1965–1972…. Atlanta Braves from 1973–1975….Yomiuri Giants from 1975–1976….Philadelphia Phillies from 1977–1978….and Chicago Cubs in 1978.  He has managed the New York Mets from 1984–1990….the Cincinnati Reds from 1993–1995….the Baltimore Orioles from 1996–1997…..the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1999–2000….and the Washington Nationals from 2011–2013.  Johnson won the American League’s Manager of the Year…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen For This Week In Baseball Special – Featuring Indians OF Pat Tabler

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player…and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN   In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman…..who hit .291 in 124 games that 1st year with the indians. He became quickly…

MLB – 1988 – Bob Costas Interviews Mickey Mantle On His Opinion Of Honorary All Stars On A Roster

DOG ASIDE:  In this video herewith…..NBC’s Bob Costas interviews a living legend, Mickey Mantle, at the 1988 MLB All Star Game…..in which Costas asks The Mick what his opinion was about having “honorary selections” named to the All Star teams….guys that were super greats of the game in the “twilights” of their careers…..who were still a big draw and fan…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson Interview With Astros C Alan Ashby After Their NLCS Game 4 Win Over Mets

DOG ASIDE: Alan Dean Ashby (born July 8, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player and current radio and television sports commentator….who played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros between 1973 and 1989.  He was the catcher for two Astros teams that won division pennants.  Ashby recaptured the Astros starting catching job in 1986….then helped guide the…

MLB – 1986 – President George H Bush Throws Out The 1st Pitch At Game 1 NLCS Astros Vs Mets

DOG ASIDE: As the viewer watches U S President George H. Bush throw out the 1st pitch at Game 1 of the 1986 National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….I have just got to tell you a little story about Big George (G H Bush), the pres…..cuz our Bone Daddy,…

Comedy – 1986 – NBCs Bob Costas Visits Ex Red Sox P Sam Malone At CHEERS Bar Prior To World Series

DOG ASIDE: This is one of those really special videos clips here at ImaSportsphile…..in which NBC’s Bob Costas is in Boston for the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox Vs N Y Mets….so, he of course has to visit a local tavern owner, Ex-Red Sox P Sam Malone at his famous CHEERS Bar, located…

Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

MLB – 1964 – Mel Allen Showcases World Series Cardinals Vs Yankees – Featuring MVP C Tim McCarver

DOG ASIDE: James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher….who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980….during which he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967….and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967.  In 1964, his tie-breaking home…