MLB – 1920 To 1990 – Inside Baseball – World Series Legends – With Barry Tompkins + Tim McCarver

This video clip from HBO’s Inside Baseball is another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….as co-hosts Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver take a look at legendary figures from World Series past…..when they start with Yanks Babe Ruth hitting 3 HR’s in two different World Series wins…..then come highlights of Giants…

NBA – 1985 – Special – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach – With Roy Firestone + Stu Black

Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics.  As a coach, he won 938 games…which was a record at his retirement….plus he won nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten seasons….which Phil Jackson surpassed with 11 titles in eighteen seasons. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won…

MLB – 1947 – Highlights – The 1947 Season + World Series + Jackie Robinson As 1st Black Player

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed…

Wide World Of Sports – 1986 – Jim McKay Hosts Kentucky Derby Prelude + Running Of Kentucky Oaks

In this video, the host for ABC’s Wide World of Sports is the one of the most elegant and eloquent sportscasters to ever grace a microphone….Jim McKay….as he provides a most enjoyable prelude to the 1986 Kentucky Derby….which was the 112th running of the famous race taking place on May 3, 1986 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky…..plus…

MLB – 1960s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Old Stadiums To New + The Stars Of The Sixties

This video is absolutely “pure gold” to any baseball fan who grew up in the decade of the 1960’s…..for it was MAGIC….MIRACLES….MANTLE….and MAYS….and of course there was Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron….and so much more….and this video is a time capsule of those heroes…..which brings back…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Breeders Cup Distaff – Dick Enberg + Dave Johnson Call Win By Princess Rooney

This video features NBC’s coverage of the 1984 Breeders Cup Distaff race for fillies and mares….as Dick Enberg and Dave Johnson make the call of the “inaugural race for the girls” at the Breeders Cup.  The Breeders’ Cup Distaff is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up…..which is known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic between…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Bob Costas + Pete Axthelm Provide Prelude To The Breeders Cup Classic Race

Wild Again (foaled May 22, 1980 in Kentucky – December 5, 2008) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse by Icecapade out of Bushel-N-Peck (by Khaled)….who was broken by Tommy Akin….but for the majority of his career was trained by Vincent Timphony.  Bred by W Paul Little and owned by Black Chip Stables….he is most famous for winning the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984 over Slew o’ Gold and Gate…

Boxing – 1986 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau – In Studio Review Heavywt Title Fight – Tyson Vs Berbick

Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson, billed as “Judgment Day“, was a professional boxing match contested on November 22, 1986 for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. In 1986, the three major boxing organizations….the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF)….teamed with HBO to create a heavyweight championship tournament in an effort to crown the first…

Music – 1985 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There – Performed At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

The Jackson 5 , later known as the Jacksons….were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine….with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….while being preceded only by the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The…