MLB – 1981 – Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver Talk Yankees Vs Dodgers World Serries

This 1981 HBO Race for the Pennant episode takes place right before the World Series between the Yankees verses the Dodgers takes place…..as host Barry Tompkins conducts a round table discussion with Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver and OF Frank Robinson and sportscaster Tim McCarver…..regarding all things New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers prior to their meeting…

MLB – 1985 – World Series Game 7 Cards Vs Royals Postgame Show – With Al Michaels + Reggie Jackeon + Tim McCarver

One night after becoming a father, Royals P Bret Saberhagen tossed a five-hitter….after getting all the offense he needed when Darryl Motley homered to left off John Tudor in the second inning, after a walk to Steve Balboni.  In the third, Lonnie Smith led off with a walk…..and with one out George Brett hit an accidental infield single…..then after a double steal, Tudor issued walks…

MLB – 1985 – Kirk Douglas Profiles The Braves Terry Forester + Bob Watson + Bruce Benedict

Terry Jay Forster (born January 14, 1952) is a retired left-handed relief pitcher who played for 16 seasons in the Major Leagues….as he played for five teams in his career and recorded 127 saves during his time in the majors.  Forster became a free agent and signed with the Atlanta Braves for the 1983 season. He had an efficient three seasons, compiling…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Do Not Step On That Line – Baseball Superstitions

Superstition is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is considered irrational or supernatural….for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold…

MLB – 1985 – N Y Yankees Chase For The Pennant – With Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver

During the 1985 Major League Baseball season, HBO Sports would air a bi-monthly Chase For The Pennant show….which was typically hosted by Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver…..with interchanging guest from the MLB universe whose opinions were valued in the community….as evidenced by Hall of Fame player Orioles Frank Robinson….and his Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver on…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Favorite And Over Used Cliches – With Bob Costas

A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea or element of an artistic work….which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect….even to the point of being trite or irritating….especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. In phraseology, the term has taken on a more technical meaning….referring to an expression imposed…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams Special – Critics Are The Beloved Enemies – With Kirk Douglas

In 1985, WTBS aired a weekly baseball television special call Baseball Behind The Seams….which was hosted by actor Kirk Douglas….who really loved baseball….and in this episode, Spartacus explores the relationship between the ballplayer and the journalist….with lots of focus on the “interview”…..as this is as much a part of baseball as what goes on in the fields of play. …

MLB – 1980 – World Series Game 1 Pirates Vs Orioles – Interviews With P Jim Palmer + Mgr Earl Weaver

Jim Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a retired American right-handed pitcher…..who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles from 1965 – 67 and 1969 – 84)…..and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.   Jim Palmer won 186 games in the 1970’s….which was the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Conducting Interviews + Zany Fans + Ballpark Dogs

We have often commented on videos that come up which simply “tickle our fancy” here at ImaSportsphile….and the subjects covered in the footage of this particular Unofficial Baseball Handbook piece…..where hosts Jim, Sean and Mike cover a range of subjects commonplace in baseball, but rarely talked about.  Sean Mooney kicks off with a piece about the subject of “How…