MLB – 1981 – Special – CNN Keith Olbermann Reporting On The MLB Strike Ending

DOG ASIDE: The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the 4th work stoppage since 1972, but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled. The strike began on…

MLB – 1951 To 1981 – Video + Music Special – Talking Baseball Musical Salute To The Hall Of Famers

DOG COMMENTARY: Baseball has been recognized as America’s Pastime since Bone Daddy was a young pup in West Texas in the mid-1950’s….and since that time…..there have really been only two MLB songs that captured the hearts of baseball fans all over the country….”Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and “Talking Baseball” with “Willie, Mickey and the Duke”….for they both…

MLB – 1975 – NBC Special – World Series Highlights – Game 6 – Cincinnati Reds Vs Boston Red Sox

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1975 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the Boston Red Sox (AL) and Cincinnati Reds (NL)….which was ranked by ESPN in 2003….as the second-greatest World Series ever played…..in which Cincinnati won the series in seven games. This Game 6 would go down as one of the greatest games not only in World Series and postseason history….but in baseball history…

Baseball – 1980 – Animated Special – Take Me Up To The Ball Game – With Phil Silvers

DOG COMMENTARY: Take Me Up to the Ball Game is the sixth animated television special from Nelvana Limited….which was released in September of 1980. The title is a play on the song title “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”….as a children’s baseball team….consisting of anthropomorphic animals….encounters a talent scout from outer space named Irwin (voiced by Phil Silvers)….who offers them the chance to play against…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter – Hosts Chris Bermen & Gayle Gardner – MLB + NFL + Auto Racing

DOG COMMENTARY:  ESPN has contributed their significant share of videos in this ImaSportsphile museum of ours….but none more valuable than this “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage content….cuz this is virtual hour of SportsCenter features legendary sportscaster Chris “Boomer / The Swami” Berman…..along with the “always beautiful” outstanding female sportscaster, Gayle Gardner, from the last of her…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Sports Sunday – Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry

DOG COMMENTARY:    During the Golden Age of Sports from 1964 to 1999….all of the major televised sports networks had their “sports anthology programs”….ABC’s Wide World of Sports…NBC’s SportsWorld….and CBS Sports Saturday / Sunday…..which all aired on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  These programs covered the vast and expansive world of sports around the globe….as they featured many…

MLB – 1930 To 1950 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Sultan Of Swat + Gas House Gang + Stars Of The Era

DOG ASIDE:  We have often brought it to the attention of our viewers and readers how much we at ImaSportsphile enjoy ESPN’s Baseball’s Greatest Hits series….of which we consider “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage videos….cuz the highlights footage from these programs are priceless in the annals of sports fandoms….as in this case….baseball…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

MLB – 1984 – Baseball Greatest Hits – World Series HIghlights – San Diego Padres Vs Detroit Tigers

DOG ASIDE:  We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s…