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…

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…

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…

Cycling – 1983 – SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Highlights Of Tour De France With Winner Laurent Fignon

DOG ASIDE: In this video ESPN SportsCenter anchor Bob Ley provides highlights of the final day of the 1983 Tour du France….in which France’s Laurent Fignon would win his 1st of two in a row Tour du France road races. Laurent Patrick Fignon (12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010) was a French professional road bicycle racer who won the Tour de…

Golf – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter Weekend Golf Highlights With Gayle Gardner + Chris Berman

DOG ASIDE: Gayle Gardner (born 1950) is an American sportscaster….who worked for ESPN and NBC Sports beginning in 1987 until 1993….and is considered a pioneer in sports broadcasting….after having been the first female sports anchor to appear weekly on a major network….when afer being hired by ESPN in 1983….Gardner served as a SportsCenter anchor for three years…..as seen in this video herewith co-anchor Chris Berman.  Following…