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 – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 3 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

Game 3 of the 1969 MLB World Series between the Baltimore Orioles verses the New York Mets was played at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 14 at Shea Stadium, the Queens NYC.  OF Tommy Agee led off the game for the Mets with a home run off of Jim Palmer….then saved at least five runs with…

MLB – 1960 To 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The Stars Of The 1960’s With Hank Aaron + Willie Mays

The decade of the 1960’s featured some of the very best baseball players of all time….including Giants OF Willie Mays, Dodgers P Sandy Koufax, Braves OF Hank Aaron, Orioles OF Frank Robinson, Cardinals P Bob Gibson, Pirates OF Roberto Clemente, Giants P Juan Marichal, Red Sox OF Carl Yastrezemski, Giants 1B Willie McCovey, Cubs SS…

MLB – Special – 5th Old Timers Game Classic – Joe DiMaggio Willie Mays Warren Spahn Bill Mazeroski

DOG ASIDE: Talk about a rare treasure….this video of the 5th Annual National Old Timers Game Classic is laced with baseball history from every perspective….as the game was played at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C…..and was hosted by legendary baseball broadcasters Ernie Harwell…..who broadcasted live MLB games from 1943 to 2002 and was a Ford…

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 – 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…

World Series Highlights Of 1970 Baltimore Orioles & 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates

 

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The 1970 World Champion Baltimore Orioles and the 1971 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates provided baseball talent, savvy and chemistry of the highest order.  Both teams were loaded with talent with multiple Hall of Famers with Orioles Brooks and Frank Robinson and Pirates Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski & Jim Bunning.