MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman + George Grande The Home Run Derby At The All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting contest in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game….which places the contest on a Monday in July. Since the inaugural derby in 1985, the event has seen several rule changes, evolving from a short outs-based competition, to multiple rounds, and eventually a bracket-style timed…

MLB – Highlights – 1986 New York Mets – National League Champions

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 New York Mets season was the Mets’ 25th season in the National League….when they improved from a 98–64 record in 1985 to finish the season with a franchise record 108–54 record….which gave them the division title. They went on to defeat the Houston Astros in six incredibly close games in the…

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 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…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 2 – 7th Thru 9th Inning – Astrodome – New York Mets VS Houston Astros

DOG ASIDE: If you just finished watching the first six innings of the 1986 NLCS between the Mets vs Astros on the prior post on Ima…..of course you want to watch the last 2 1/2 innings….even though the all the runs in this game have been scored…..so, I want to tell you about why this…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 2 – 1st Thru 7th Inning – Astrodome – New York Mets VS Houston Astros

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