MLB – 1987 – ALCS Game 5 Tigers Vs Twins PostGame Show + Interviews With Tom Kelley + Kirby Puckett

In what would turn out to be the last postseason game ever played at Tiger Stadium….the Twins would send future Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven to the mound to face the Tigers’ seasoned vet ace Doyle Alexander. Minnesota drew first blood in the top of the 2nd….when Tom Brunansky doubled home Gary Gaetti and Randy Bush….but was thrown out trying to stretch…

MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 1 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Mel Allen

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres….with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series.    The Tigers struck first in Game…

MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 2 Highlights – Detroit Tigers Vs San Diego Padres

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984….when the American League champion Detroit Tigers took on the National League champion San Diego Padres….which ended with the Tigers winning the series four games to one….for the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series. This was the first World Series that Peter Ueberroth presided…

MLB – 1976 – This Week In Baseball Special – The Bitter Sweet Story Of Mark The Bird Fidrych

Mark Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers from 1976 – 1980.   In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….while finishing the season with a 19–9 record…..when shortly after….injuries piled up….and his major league career ended…

MLB – 1960 To 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The Stars Of The Decade Of The 1960s

This Baseball’s Greatest Hits video special covers the star players and team of the decade of the 1960’s…..including Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Al Kaline et al…..and teams like the St Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.  Early in the 1960’s, 1950’s-style baseball was still in charge….as the Yankees continued…

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 – 1943 To 2002 – Inside Baseball Special – Tribute To Legendary MLB Broadcaster Ernie Harwell

William Earnest “Ernie” Harwell (January 25, 1918 – May 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster….who was known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games….where for 55 seasons….with 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers….Harwell called the action on radio and/or television.  In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.   Harwell was known for…

MLB – 1984 – NBC PreGame Show – World Series Game 5 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Vin Scully + Joe Garag

DOG ASIDE: Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster….who is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers….beginning in 1950…. when the franchise was located in Brooklyn….and ending in 2016. His run constitutes the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history…. and he…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…