MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman Highlights The AL Starting Team For The All Star Game In Houston

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….which are the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 1986, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas….the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the…

MLB – 1986 – Old Timers Game PostGame Interviews Of P Tug McGraw + SS Cookie Rojas + Rocky Colavito

DOG ASIDE: Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw, Jr. (August 30, 1944 – January 5, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of American singer and actor Tim McGraw. He is remembered for coining the phrase “Ya Gotta Believe” ….which became a popular rallying cry for the New York Mets….and for recording the final out via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals’ Willie Wilson in…

MLB – 1987 – CBSs Tim Ryan Tell The Story Of The Split Finger Fastball And Astros P Mike Scott

DOG ASIDE: Michael Warren Scott (born April 26, 1955) is an American former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and the Houston Astros….who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1986…..as Scott is part of a select group of pitchers that have thrown a no-hitter and struck out 300 batters in the same season. The turning point in Scott’s career came in 1985….when he became a…

MLB – 1986 – CBS Sports Special Feature – Tribute To Bill Veeck – With Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: William Louis Veeck Jr. (February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986) known as “Sport Shirt“ was an American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter….who was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians….St. Louis Browns….and Chicago White Sox.  As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947….Veeck signed Larry Doby….thus beginning the integration of the American League….and the following year…

MLB – 1987 – NBCs Bob Costas PostGame Interview With All Star Game MVP Montreal OF Tim Raines

DOG ASIDE: Timothy Raines Sr. (born September 16, 1959)….who was nicknamed “Rock”…. is an American former  professional baseball player…..who played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball for six different teams from 1979 to 2002….and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos…..as seen in this video herewith.  He is regarded as one of the best lead-off hitters and base runners in baseball history. Raines…

MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights – N Y Yankees + N Y Mets At Mid-Season – With Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: The Yankees of the mid-1980’s were led by All-Star first baseman Don Mattingly….who as a team that in spite of accumulating the most total wins of any major league team….they failed to win a World Series….the first such Yankees team since the 1910’s….and had only 1 playoff appearance.  Although they consistently had a powerful offense….Mattingly…

MLB – 1984 – NBC PreGame Show – World Series Game 5 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Vin Scully + Joe Garag

DOG ASIDE: Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster….who is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers….beginning in 1950…. when the franchise was located in Brooklyn….and ending in 2016. His run constitutes the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history…. and he…

MLB – 1930s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Yankees Babe Ruth Swan Song + Lou Gehrig Retirement Speech

DOG ASIDE: In 1931, Joe McCarthy was hired as manager and brought the Yankees back to the top of the AL….after which they swept the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series….and brought the team’s streak of consecutive World Series game wins to 12. This series was made famous by Babe Ruth’s “Called Shot“ in game three of the series at Wrigley Field….which…

MLB – 1869 To 1969 – HBO Special Feature – The History Of The World Series – With Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America…. which has been contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff….and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy….and since the series is played during the fall season….it is sometimes…