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…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Behind The Scenes Inside International Broadcast Booths

DOG ASIDE: The Indy 500 is billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing….which is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport….which comprises three of the most prestigious motor sports events in the world….including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management….but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000….and infield…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Special Feature – Jim McKay Interview With World Champ USA Debi Thomas

DOG ASIDE: Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician….who was the 1986 World women’s champion….which she had just won when this Jim McKay interview took place seen in this video herewith….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…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special Feature – Driver Tom Sneva Hits The Wall And Ends His Day

DOG ASIDE: Thomas E. “Tom” Sneva (born June 1, 1948) is a retired American race car driver….who won the  Indianapolis 500 in 1983. Sneva was a former math teacher….who primarily raced in Indy cars….and was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.  Sneva’s win at Indianapolis followed several runner-up finishes and notable crashes….which got him the nickname “The Gas Man,”….for he…