MLB – 1961 – Highlights – Roger Maris Breaking Babe Ruths HR Record + Sandy Koufax Super Season

In 1961, the American League expanded from eight to ten teams….and during the expansion draft….the newly created Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators….were restricted to drafting players from AL rosters…..to which the perceived result was that American League team rosters had become watered down….as players who would otherwise have been playing at AAA, if not lower, were now in the AL. …

MLB – 1964 – World Series Game 5 Highlights – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals – P Bob Gibson Wins

Game 5 was as exciting a game as Game 4 in the 1964 World Series between the New York Yankees verses the St Louis Cardinals….as the game was scoreless in the top of the fifth inning when trouble came when Cards P Bob Gibson led off the inning with a single….which was followed by Yanks…

MLB – 1960 – World Series Special – Game 7 Of Yankees Vs Pirates – 9th Inning Heroics By The Maz

In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead (and consequently, the win) in the bottom of the final inning of the game. Thus the losing team (the visiting team) must then “walk off” the field immediately afterward….rather than finishing the inning….while the winning…

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 – 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 – 1960 – World Series Special – Game 7 Of Yankees Vs Pirates – 9th Inning Heroics By The Maz

  Bill Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman….who was nicknamed “Maz“….as he spent his entire 17-year career playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956–72….who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Maz is regarded as one of the greatest defensive second basemen of all time…..who was a 7 time All-Star….and an 8 time Gold Glove Award winner. …

MLB – 1975 – Special – World Series Unsung Hero – Boston Red Sox OF Bernie Carbo – With Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: Bernardo ‘Bernie’ Carbo (born August 5, 1947) is a former outfielder and designated hitter in major league baseball….who played  for the Cincinnati Reds (1969–1972)…. St. Louis Cardinals (1972–73, 1979–80)….Boston Red Sox (1974–76, 1977–78)….Milwaukee Brewers (1976)….Cleveland Indians (1978) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1980)….as Carbo batted left-handed and threw right-handed.  In Game 6 (October 21), with two outs and two batters on base in the eighth inning, Roger Moret was scheduled…

MLB – 1985 – Baseballs Greatest Hits Tribute To Pete Sheehy –NY Yankees Club House Mgr For 59 Years

DOG ASIDE: Big Pete Sheehy was a thread through Yankee history….to which when Lou Gehrig realized his career was over….he flipped his glove to Sheehy and said “I’m done, Pete.”….while Sheehy was the man who issued Mickey Mantle # 7….after Mantle was recalled from Kansas City so he could get a new start rather than being pressed with # 6…..for…

MLB – 1971 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Roberto Clemente In A World Series To Remember

DOG ASIDE: Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973….thus becoming both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined. His untimely death established the precedent that….as an…