MLB – Special – 1st Annual Cracker Jack’s Old Timers Classic – With Red Barber & Jack Brickhouse

DOG COMMENTARY: Between 1982 and 1990….an annual old timers game was played…..first in Washington, D.C. and then in Buffalo, New York….which an event that drew national attention from its very first inning….for it was known as the Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic….and it was the brainchild of former Atlanta Braves Vice President Dick Cecil, who…

MLB – 1980 All Star Game – Howard Cosell & Bob Ueker & Jim Palmer & Al Michaels

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 51st mid-season classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL)….the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 8, 1980, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California….which is home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of…

MLB – 1985 All Star Game – The Metrodome – 9th Inning & Post Game

DOG ASIDE: This 9th inning of the 1985 MLB All Star Game played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minniapolis features the National League’s best closer, San Diego Padres P Goose Gossage….as he comes in and shuts down the final at bat for the American League squad to conserve a 6 – 1 National…

MLB – 1985 Pizza Hut All Star Softball Game – Host Bob Costas

DOG ASIDE: During the mid-1980’s, NBC and Pizza Hut teamed up to produce and promote a pre-spring training softball all star game between National League vs American League stars…..which brought together some of MLB’s best players in 1985….to play a “let’s have fun” slow pitch softball game for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America…

MLB – 1985 All Star Game – With Vin Scully & Joe Garagiola & Bob Costas

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 56th playing of the game….which is annually played between the All-Stars of the National League and the All-Stars of the American League. The game was played on July 16, 1985, in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota….the home of the Minnesota Twins. The…

MLB – 1980 All Star Game – Dodger Stadium – Howard Cosel & Jim Palmer & Al Michaels – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In this 1980 MLB All Star Game from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles….the AL and NL were locked in a scoreless duel for four innings….including P Steve Stone’s perfect performance for 3 complete innings….as Fred Lynn would break the deadlock in the top of the fifth with a two-run homer off Bob Welch.  The…

MLB – 1980 All Star Game – J R Richards & Rod Carew & Reggie Jackson & Johnny Bench – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 51st midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL)….with the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball.  The game was played on July 8, 1980 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California….which was home of the Los Angeles Dodgers…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – New York Mets vs Houston Astros – Game 5 – Shea Stadium

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 NLCS is the sole reason for one of Bone Daddy’s greatest “sports road trip” that he ever took in his 50 years of going to live sporting events from amateur…to high school….to college/university….to pro….and every one was a building block image of the original Sportsphile. As the story goes….Bone Daddy had…

MLB – 1985 ALCS – Kansas City Royals VS Toronto Blue Jays – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays….as Major League Baseball decided to extend the Championship Series in both leagues from its best-of-five (1969–1984) to the current best-of-seven format starting with this year….and it proved pivotal in the outcome of the 1985 ALCS. The…