MLB – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed “Knucksie“…. is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves…..whose 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list.  Knucksie won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected for five All-Star teams….who led the…

MLB – 1962 – Keith Jackson Interviews MLB Great Richie Ashburn On Remembering The 1962 New York Mets

DOG ASIDE: This video features an interview by legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson’s interview with MLB Hall of Fame member Pillies OF Richie Ashburn…..as they reminisce about the 1962 New York Mets.team that lost a total of 120 games in the teams 1st year in the Major Leagues. Donald Richard Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9,…

MLB – 1973 – Keith Jackson Highlights Mets Bud Harrelson Fight With Reds Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE: This 1973 flashback features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson reflecting on his interview with Mets 3B Coach Bud Harrelson prior to the 1986 NLCS between the Houston Astros vs N Y Mets….as the ex-Mets SS back in 1973 recollects his fight with Reds OF Pete Rose. Derrel McKinley “Bud” Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is…

MLB – 1984 – World Series Padres Vs Tigers Game 2 – Interview With Padres Winning P Andy Hawkins

DOG ASIDE: Melton Andrew Hawkins (born January 21, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher….who spent most of his career with the San Diego Padres….and also played for the New York Yankees…. and briefly for the Oakland Athletics.  He is known for being the first (and thus far, the only) San Diego Padres pitcher to win a World Series game….which was…

MLB – 1986 – ABCs Don Drysdale PostGame Interview With All Star NL Starting Pitcher Dwight Gooden

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden (born November 16, 1964), also nicknamed “Dr. K”…. is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets from 1984 to 1994…..and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched…

MLB – 1986 – Don Drysdale Interviews US Vice Pres George H Bush On Meeting Babe Ruth In 1941 At Yale

DOG ASIDE:  Hall of Fame Dodger Pitcher “Don Big D” Drysdale interviews U S Vice President George H Bush in this video herewith…..and Big D introduces George H as a member of the Yale baseball team in 1941….when Babe Ruth paid a visit to Yale during the time when he was dying of cancer…..and Bush tells of getting…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson + Mets 1B Keith Hernandez Talk Ump Brocklander Incorrect Call NLCS Game 5

DOG ASIDE:  This particular video really raises the hair on this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s back….I mean straight up hair at attention…..cuz the Houston Astros got robbed in Game 5 on the 1986 National League Championship Series….heck even the front page of the Houston Chronicle…..where the headline read…WE GOT ROBBED.….as they posted the picture of…

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…