MLB – 1981 – Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver Talk Yankees Vs Dodgers World Serries

This 1981 HBO Race for the Pennant episode takes place right before the World Series between the Yankees verses the Dodgers takes place…..as host Barry Tompkins conducts a round table discussion with Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver and OF Frank Robinson and sportscaster Tim McCarver…..regarding all things New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers prior to their meeting…

MLB – 1985 – N Y Yankees Chase For The Pennant – With Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver

During the 1985 Major League Baseball season, HBO Sports would air a bi-monthly Chase For The Pennant show….which was typically hosted by Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver…..with interchanging guest from the MLB universe whose opinions were valued in the community….as evidenced by Hall of Fame player Orioles Frank Robinson….and his Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver on…

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 – 1981 – Special – HBOs Inside Baseball – Hosts Frank Robinson + Earl Weaver + Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: Race for the Pennant was a weekly sports show that focused on Major League Baseball….while being premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) in 1978.  It was hosted by Len Berman, Tim McCarver, Barry Tompkins, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and others. The series started on HBO in 1978 and ended in 1992.    Race for the Pennant was notorious for bringing…

MLB – Music Special – Talking Baseball With Willie Mickey & The Duke – HOF Songwriter Terry Cashman

DOG COMMENTARY: Terry Cashman is a record producer and singer-songwriter from New York City….who is best known for his 1981 hit “Talkin’ Baseball.”….for while the song is well recognized today….it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life….while making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band…

MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…