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…

MLB – 1947 – Highlights – The 1947 Season + World Series + Jackie Robinson As 1st Black Player

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed…

MLB – 1960s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Old Stadiums To New + The Stars Of The Sixties

This video is absolutely “pure gold” to any baseball fan who grew up in the decade of the 1960’s…..for it was MAGIC….MIRACLES….MANTLE….and MAYS….and of course there was Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron….and so much more….and this video is a time capsule of those heroes…..which brings back…

Music – 1987 – Huey Lewis And The News – Star Spangled Banner – At World Series Gme 3 Twins Vs Cards

Huey Lewis and the News is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980’s and early 1990’s….and eventually achieving 19 top ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100….Adult Contemporary….and Mainstream Rock charts. Their most successful album, Sports, was released in 1983. The album, along with its videos being featured on MTV….which catapulted…

Music – 1986 – Smokey Robinson – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 5 Mets Vs Red Sox

Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and former record executive….who was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles….for which he was also chief songwriter and producer….as Smokey led the group from its 1955 origins as “the Five Chimes” until 1972 when he announced a…

Music – 1987 – Starship Singer Mickey Thomas – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Gme 4 World Series

Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949) is an American rock singer….who is best known as one of the lead vocalists for Jefferson Starship and Starship…..which were both famous rock bands in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While singing lead for The Jets in 1974….Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a back-up vocalist ….who eventually made it to lead vocals. He sang…

Music – 1985 – Melba Moore – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 2 Royals Vs Cards

Melba Moore (born October 29, 1945) is an American singer, actress, voice actress and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis. In 1975 Moore signed with Buddah Records….and released the critically successful R&B album, Peach Melba, which included the minor hit, “I Am His Lady”. The following year she scored her first significant hit with the Van McCoy-penned “This Is…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan…. who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz and show tunes….OH…..and as evidenced by this video herewith….patriotic music….when the performed the Star Spangled Banner beautifully….with harmonic tones only The Four Tops could construct….at the 1987 Major League Baseball All Star Game. Founded as the Four Aims, lead…

Music – The Oak Ridge Boys – Star Spangled Banner – 1985 World Series Game 7 Cards Vs Royals

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet….as the group was founded in the 1940’s as the Oak Ridge Quartet…..who became popular in southern gospel during the 1950’s. Their name was changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960’s….and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970’s….when they changed their image and concentrated on country…