MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 1 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Mel Allen

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres….with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series.    The Tigers struck first in Game…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Tug McGraw Discusses How To Conduct MLB Interviews

One of those “life’s unexpected surprises” happened for us here at ImaSportsphile when we ran across the series of “Unofficial Baseball Handbook” clips that this video came from….for it is truly a different angle to the game of Major League Baseball…..as host Sean Mooney takes the viewer through a whimsical look at the comedians in the game….and how…

MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 2 Highlights – Detroit Tigers Vs San Diego Padres

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984….when the American League champion Detroit Tigers took on the National League champion San Diego Padres….which ended with the Tigers winning the series four games to one….for the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series. This was the first World Series that Peter Ueberroth presided…

MLB – 1976 – This Week In Baseball Special – The Bitter Sweet Story Of Mark The Bird Fidrych

Mark Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers from 1976 – 1980.   In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….while finishing the season with a 19–9 record…..when shortly after….injuries piled up….and his major league career ended…

MLB – 1980 – HBO Inside Baseball – Highlights Of 1980 MLB Season – With Barry Tompkins

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship.  The 1980 World Series was the 77th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series….and the conclusion of the 1980 Major League Baseball season…..with a best-of-seven playoff, it matched the National League (NL) champion Philadelphia Phillies against the American League (AL) champion Kansas City Royals….as the Phillies defeated the Royals four games to two to capture the club’s first…

MLB – 1978 – NBC Special – 1978 Baseball Season In Review – With Curt Gowdy

Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy covers the 1978 Major League Baseball season in this video seen herewith for NBC Sports 1978 Year in Sports program….which is certainly another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage baseball memories here at ImaSportsphile. The 1978 Major League Baseball season saw the New York Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their second consecutive World Series….and…

MLB – 1969 – Highlights – The Amazing Mets Run To The World Series Title – With P Tom Seaver

The 1969 New York Mets season was the team’s eighth as a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise….which culminated when they won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles….as they played their home games at Shea Stadium….and were managed by Gil Hodges. The team is often referred to as the “Amazin’ Mets” ….which was a nickname coined by Casey Stengel….who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965…..or…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 4 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

Game 4 was mired in controversy. First, Tom Seaver’s photograph was used on some anti-war Moratorium Day literature being distributed outside Shea Stadium before the game….although the pitcher claimed that his picture was used without his knowledge or approval. Another controversy that day involved the flying of the American flag at Shea Stadium….as New York City Mayor John Lindsay had…

MLB – 1960 To 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The Stars Of The Decade Of The 1960s

This Baseball’s Greatest Hits video special covers the star players and team of the decade of the 1960’s…..including Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Al Kaline et al…..and teams like the St Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.  Early in the 1960’s, 1950’s-style baseball was still in charge….as the Yankees continued…