Special – 1980 – Sports Afield – The Bald Eagles Of Glacier Park Wyoming

Sports Afield magazine was the “Journal for Gentlemen” ….which promised “To be devoted to hunting, fishing, rifle and trap shooting, the breeding of thorough-bred dogs, cycling, and kindred sports.”  The subscription price was $1.50 per year….with single copies selling for 15 cents. The magazine expounded on the philosophy that “Sports Afield has an ambition above that of simply…

MLB – 1947 – Interviews With Red Barber + Joe Black + Al Gionfriddo About Dodgers Jackie Robinson

In 1997, MLB retired Jackie Roosevelt Robinson’s uniform number 42 across all major league teams….which made him the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored….plus, MLB also adopted a new annual tradition of “Jackie Robinson Day”….when for the first time on April 15, 2004 that every player on every team wears No. 42…..which is still recognized…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Special – Profile Of Life & Career Of USA Cyclists Mark Gorski

Mark Gorski is a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist in the 1000m match sprint from the United States….who was a member of the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams….who was inducted into the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame in 1995. He served as a commentator for NBC at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and has done numerous speaking engagements over…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Dodgers Go 9 – 0 To Kick Off 1983 Season With Mel Allen

It has always been interesting how at least one team in Major League Baseball gets off to a fast start on Opening Day of almost every season….and stays hot through the 1st dozen or so games….as the Dodgers did in 1983….as evidenced in this video herewith…. when Mel Allen highlights their fast start in his…

MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – ChiSox Puts A Strangle Hold On Division – With Mel Allen

This video showcases the Toronto Blue Jays winning their 9th extra innings game in a row….while leading their Division in mid-September…..which shifts highlights of the Chicago White Sox dominating their division on the arm of P Waite Hoyt….and the Mel Allen shifts to the Oakland A’s “golden thief” Rickey Henderson….who had 14 steals in a six game…

MLB – 1947 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights – Bob Feller + Roy Campanella + Larry Doby + Bob Lemon

Truly one of the greatest baseball programs to grace the spectrum of televised sports…. was the ESPN produced and George Grande hosted Baseball’s Greatest Hits series that aired on their network during the decade of the 1980’s.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits has provided ImaSportsphile with some of our most prized baseball footage of “old time” teams, games and players that we…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Pirates P Jose DeLeon Has 2 Wins + 20 Ks To Start Career

José DeLeón is a Dominican former professional baseball right-handed pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos….over all or part of thirteen seasons from 1983 to 1995….during which time he was the National League strikeout leader in 1989….while with the Cardinals. In this video herewith…..Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball fame….showcases the start of Pirates rookie pitcher’s career…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Mel Allen On Charlie Fox Taking Over As The Cubs Manager

Charlie Fox was an Major League Baseball manager….general manager….scout….coach…. and briefly a catcher….who as the manager of the National League West Division champion San Francisco Giants in 1971….was named “Manager of the Year” by The Sporting News magazine.  In April 1983….legendary baseball broadcaster Mel Allen showcased Fox taking over the reigns of the Chicago Cubs on his weekly This Week In Baseball program…..as seen…

MLB – 1947 To 1956 – The Story Of Jackie Robinson – With Hostess Audrey Kates

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era…..as he broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  When the Dodgers signed Robinson….they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880’s. Robinson was…