MLB – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Award – Stan Musial Introduces Baseball Nominees

Each year Sports Illustrated Magazine presents its Sports Person of the Year  award show with candidates from nearly every genre of sports highlighted by category…..baseball, football, boxing, baseball etc.  This 1984 version of the awards show was produced by HBO and features host Merlin Olsen….who introduces famous stars and past winners of the award that turn…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off…

MLB – 1919 To 1929 – Highlights – Shoeless Joe Black Sox Scandal + Murderers Row With Ruth & Gehrig

The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball game fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led Arnold Rothstein. The fallout from the scandal resulted in the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first Commissioner of Baseball, granting him absolute control over the sport…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Road To The World Series – ALDS Yanks Vs Brewers + ALCS Yanks Vs Athletics

The New York Yankees’ 1981 season was the 79th season for the Yankees….when in the ALCS, the Yankees swept the Oakland Athletics for their only American League pennant of the 1980’s….however, they lost in the World Series in six games to the Los Angeles Dodgers….as New York was managed by Gene Michael and Bob Lemon…..while playing at Yankee Stadium.   The 1981 American League Division Series (ALDS)….which was the opening round of…

MLB – 1961 To 1986 – ESPNs George Grande Showcases The 1st 25 Years Of The New York Mets

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens….who compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City…with the other being the New York Yankees of the American League East division. One of baseball’s first expansion teams, the Mets were…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 3 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

Cardinals P Curt Simmons and Yankees P Jim Bouton were both very effective in Game 3 of the 1964 World Series….as Simmons got 17 ground-ball outs….wherein the Yankees scored a run in the second on Clete Boyer’s RBI double with two on….but Simmons’s RBI single tied the game in the fifth….all the while Yanks  Bouton stranded…

MLB – 1964 Highlights – World Series Game 6 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals struck first in Game 6 of the 1964 World Series between the AL’s New York Yankees verses the NL’s St Louis Cardinals, on Bill White’s double play with runners on first and third in the first off Yanks P Jim Bouton….but the Yankees tied the score in the fifth when Tom Tresh hit a leadoff double….and then…

MLB – 1845 To 1905 – Special – The Advent Of The Game – Alexander Cartwright Not Abner Doubleday

The history of baseball can be broken down into various aspects by era, by locale, by organizational-type, game evolution, well as by political and cultural influence. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th…

MLB – 1960s – Special Preview Of The Stars Of The Decade – Mantle + Mays + Gibson + McClain + McCovey + Spahn + Brock Et Al

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who was responsible for originally recording our incredible 2300 hour vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile….was a teenager who grew up loving and playing baseball in West Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….and in his words, “played many whiffle ball games in the back yard” throughout the entire decade….while pretending to…