Horse Racing – 1987 – ABC Jim McKay Showcases Alysheba At 118th Travers Stakes PreRace Review

DOG ASIDE: The Travers Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York…which is nicknamed the “Mid-Summer Derby”….and is the third-ranked race for American three year olds according to international classifications….behind only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes….which was first held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old…

Golf – 1985 – NBC Skins Game Special – Vin Scully Interview With Fuzzy Zoeller

DOG ASIDE: Frank Urban “Fuzzy” Zoeller Jr. (born November 11, 1951) is an American professional golfer….who has won ten PGA Tour events….including two major championships. He is one of three golfers to have won the Masters Tournament in his first appearance in the event. He also won the 1984 U.S. Open….which earned him the 1985 Bob Jones Award. Zoeller won both of his two majors in…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Bill Macatee Highlights Memorable Moments During Week Before All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Bill Macatee (born November 17, 1955) is an American sports broadcaster who has worked for NBC Sports,  CBS Sports and the Tennis Channel. In 1982, Macatee began his network sports broadcasting career with NBC….where he was the youngest network sportscaster in the industry.  With NBC Sports, he covered a wide range of events including Wimbledon….the Super Bowl….the Rose Bowl….and the World Series.  He also…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Scott Hamilton Showcases History Of Soviet Domination Of Pairs Competition

DOG ASIDE: In this video, American men’s figure skating legend, Scott Hamilton, joins CBS Sports Tim Ryan in a video explanation of the Soviet dominance in international world figure skating competition….especially in the 1970’s and 1980’s….of which we at ImaSportsphile have a goodly share of figure skating videos featuring really outstanding Russian pairs like Ekaterina…

Golf – 1987 – CBS Sports Special – Highlights Of The Los Angeles Open Tourney – With Pat Summerall

DOG ASIDE: George Allen “Pat” Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and legendary television sportscaster….after having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN.  In addition to football, he also announced major golf….as seen in this video herewith….and tennis events.  In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls on network television….which is more than any other announcer….26 Masters Tournaments…. and 21 US Opens.  He also contributed to 10 Super…

MLB – 1946 – Baseballs Unsung World Series Heroes – St Louis Cards Enos Slaugher + Harry Wauker

DOG ASIDE: This ESPN Baseball’s Greatest Hits video showcases one of the games unsung World Series heroes….St Louis Cardinals centerfielder Harry The Hat Walker….who was a member of the famous Gas House Gang that won the 1946 World Series in seven games against the Boston Red Sox.  Harry the Hat came up to bat with Enos Slaughter on first base….when Harry doubled…

Comedy – 1980 – Famous US Press Secretaries Through History – John Quincy Ross For Pres Jefferson

DOG ASIDE:  In this Saturday Night Live comedy skit, guest host U R Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nessen for President Gerald Ford….as he provides a look at what sort of questions that former Press Secretary John Quincy Ross might have had to answer for President Thomas Jeffferson….which provides some really funny comedic relief for the viewer. There…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed “Knucksie“…. is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves…..whose 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list.  Knucksie won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected for five All-Star teams….who led the…

Golf – 1986 – Brent Musburger Interviews Gary Player At The Masters On Why Are Foreign Players Good

DOG ASIDE: Gary Player (born 1 November 1935) is a South African professional golfer widely considered one of the greatest golfers ever…..who accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour…. and six  Champions Tour major championship victories….as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the…