MLB – 1975 – Special – Highlights Of Nolan Ryan Tying Sandy Koufax All Time MLB 4th No Hitter Record

DOG ASIDE: Sandy Koufax (born December 30, 1935) is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher….who pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966…..when at age 36 in 1972….became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame….and has been hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.   Sandy Koufax’s career peaked with a…

Distance Running – 1985 – Special – Man In Motion World Tour – Featuring Rick Hansen

DOG ASIDE: Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen (born August 26, 1957) is a Canadian athlete of the Paralympic Games, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities…..who following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….became famous for his Man in Motion World Tour. He was inducted…

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…

Figure Skating – 1985 – John Tesh Showcases Womens World Championship – Katarina Witt + Tiffany Chin

DOG ASIDE: Katarina Witt (born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics…..who was also a four-time World Champion in 1984, 1985 (as seen in this video herewith), 1987 and 1988…as well as being a two-time World silver medalist in 1982 and 1986…..which is…

MLB – 1969 – Special Feature The Amazing Mets Unsung Hero SS Al Weis – As Told By Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: Albert John Weis (born April 2, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball player….who was a light-hitting infielder with only seven career home runs….and funny enough, he is best remembered for a dramatic home run hit in game five of the 1969 World Series….who was a switch hitter until the end of the 1968 season….after which he batted exclusively right-handed.  Although Mets manager Gil Hodges acquired Weis primarily…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver On Astros P Mike Scott On 3 Days Rest For NLCS Vs Mets

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, saw the entire 6 game 1986 National League Championship Series (3 at The Astrodome in Houston and 3 at Shea Stadium in New York) between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….which he calls the greatest 6 game NLCS in history….and an NLCS that could have…

Cycling – 1987 – NBCs Bill Macatee Showcases Tour De France In Review – Featuring IRE Stephen Roche

DOG ASIDE: This video excerpt is from an NBC production that provided a highlights review of the year in sports in 1987…..which was hosted by Bill Macatee….as this was his segment on cycling in 1987…..which featured the outstanding season had by Ireland’s Stephen Roche Stephen Roche (born 28 November 1959) is an Irish former professional road racing cyclist….who in…

MLB – 1985 – Mel Allen Does MLBs 1st Rap Music – On This Week In Baseball – With Baseball Dreams

DOG ASIDE: There are so many great voices of baseball….Jack Brickhouse, Red Barber, Vin Scully, Dizzy Dean, Tim McCarver, Joe Garagiola, Jack Buck, Al Michaels, et al…..but none compare with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite….and the same the guy doing MLB’s 1st rapp song on this video herewith…..the one and only Mel Allen…..who albeit…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Anne Butler Takes Journey Through Time With Highlights Of USA Debbie Thomas

DOG ASIDE: Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion….the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the “Battle of the Carmens”.  Thomas won both the 1986 U.S. national title and the 1986 World Championships….when those achievements earned…