MLB – 1981 Special – Pitcher Nolan Ryan Passes Sandy Koufax With 5 No Hitters

DOG COMMENTARY: Nolan Ryan is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite MLB pitcher of all time….as he currently still holds two all time major league pitching records that in my humble opinion will never be broken….his 5,714 strikeouts and his 7 no hitters pitched…..as the pitchers of today and in the future will not be…

Movie – M A S H – Elliot Gould & Donald Sutherland & Robt Duvall & Gary Burghoff & Sally Kellerman

DOG COMMENTARY: M*A*S*H is a 1970 American satirical black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr…..which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors….as this picture is the only feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise and became one of the biggest films of the early 1970’s…

Boxing – 1989 – 12 Rnd Continental Americas Heavyweight Title – Evander Holyfield VS Michael Dokes

DOG COMMENTARY: This 12 round Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship fight between Evander Holyfield vs Michael Dokes took place on March 11, 1989 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV…..and was presented by Showtime Championship Boxing featuring broadcasters Dr. Ferdie Pacheco and Steve Albert….as this fight featured a future legendary heavyweight champion in Evander “The Real…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd NABF Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherspoon VS James Broad

DOG COMMENTARY: This 12 round NABF Heavyweight Championship fight was fought the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY on April 29, 1985…..and featured another really good heavyweight during the “golden age of boxing” (1964 – 1995)…..who is being forgotten far too rapidly in boxing history…..for Terrible Tim was a really good heavyweight boxer….and had he fought…

Golf – 1987 US Open Championship – Final Round – Olympic Club San Francisco – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 U.S. Open Golf Championship was the 87th U.S. Open in history….and was held June 18–21 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California…..where eleven former champions were in the field and only four made the 36-hole cut….as Scott Simpson passed and held off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1981 10 round heavyweight boxing match between Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes…..freatured two more “really good” heavyweight boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who like so many others….Earnie Shavers, Jimmie Ellis, Jimmy Young, Tim Witherspoon, Michael Dokes, James Tillis, Greg Page et al…..that are so quickly being forgotten…..and these…

Boxing – 1980 – 10 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG COMMENTARY: Michael “Jinx” Spinks turned professional with a win over Eddie Benson….who he knocked out in one round on April 17, 1977 in Las Vegas….which began a 31 fight winning streak that would almost extend to the end of his career. After four more wins, Spinks finished 1977 with the first fight that began…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Rare Ones – Irena Szewinska & Klaus Dibiasi & Pat McCormick & Harrison Dillard

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have often said, I am a huge fan of the Olympic films produced by Bud Greenspan  called Olympiad….and this one seen herewith called “The Rare Ones” provides the Olympics sports fan with an indepth look at the Olympic history set by four very outstanding and extraordinary Olympic athletes including two track sprinters….Poland’s Irena…

Boxing – 1985 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – James Tillis VS Marvis Frazier imasportsphile com

DOG COMMENTARY: Marvis Frazier, the son of legendary world champion heavyweight boxer Smokin’ Joe Frazier…was a professional boxer who retired with a career record of 19 wins 2 losses…who is best remembered for two fights….in which he unfortunately experienced both with first-round knockout losses….albeit both were against future heavyweight boxing legends in Larry Holmes (1984)…