MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…

MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 6 – Astrodome – New York Mets VS Houston Astros – 9th Thru 15th Inning

DOG COMMENTARY: While posting this 1986 NLCS between the Houston Astros vs New York Mets….was truly a awesome 6 game series that was so much closer than the 4 – 2 wins victory by the Metropolitans. In one of the most famous games in baseball history….the Mets defeated Houston at the Astrodome 7–6 in 16…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 1 – Astrodome – Houston Astros VS NY Mets – Mike Scott VS Dwight Gooden

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven Major League Baseball postseason series between the NL East champion New York Mets and NL West champion Houston Astros….for this has been the lone MLB playoff series in which the opponents were two “expansion” teams that had begun play in the same season (1962)….which…

MLB – 1986 Houston Astros VS San Francisco Giants – Mike Scott No-Hitter & Astros NL West Clincher – Innings 1 & 2

DOG COMMENTARY: This Home Sports Entertainment (HSE) production of the 1986 Game of the Week between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants was the game that clinched the National League West Division title for the Astros….as Astros ace pitcher Mike Scott to the mound against Giants P Juan Berenguer….as Scott threw a no-hitter…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 5 – Shea Stadium – New York Mets VS Houston Astros – 12th Inning

DOG ASIDE: The game stayed tied until the 12th when with one out Wally Backman got an infield single off Kerfeld. Backman then took second on Kerfeld’s errant throw on a pick-off attempt. Houston manager Hal Lanier opted to intentionally walk Keith Hernandez and pitch to Gary Carter, who had been just 1-for-21 in the…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 5 – New York Mets vs Houston Astros – Shea Stadium – 1st Thru 4th Inning

DOG COMMENTARY: This particular set of 3  videos encompassing the 1986 NLCS Game 5 holds a very special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….cuz Bone Daddy was in attendance for Game 3, Game 4 and Game 5 at Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows, NYC from October 11 – 14…and he comments all the…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 5 – Shea Stadium – Mets VS Astros – Innings 5 thru 12

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have said before….this 1986 NLCS Game 3, 4 and 5 are very special to me because Bone Daddy attended all three of these games at Shea Stadium in New York City…..thanks to the extreme kindness of Mr. Dwight Berube…..the General Manager for Harry M. Stevens of all concession and souvenir stands…