Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Historic Al Unser Sr Run To The Finish And His 4th Indy

Alfred “Al” Unser (born May 29, 1939) is an American automobile racing driver….who was the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser….and father of Al Unser Jr.  Al Unser is now retired….but still remains the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times….along with A. J. Foyt and Rick Mears….while being the fourth of five to have won…

Basketball – 1978 – NBC Curt Gowdy Reviews + Recaps The Year In College Basketball And NBA Season

The 1978 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which began on March 11, 1978 and ended with the championship game on March 27 in St. Louis, Missouri….in a tournament where a total of 32 games were played, including a national 3rd place game. The process of seeding…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Special Film – Countdown To The Indy 500 – Rick Mears Wins His 1st Indy 500

This is an awesome video account and highlights of the 1979 Indy 500…..which speaks vividly to how much technology of filming the classic race has come in the past 41 years…..while providing a wonderful view of how far racing technology has come too….evidenced by the skills and timing of the pit crews back in the…

MLB – 1919 To 1929 – Highlights – Shoeless Joe Black Sox Scandal + Murderers Row With Ruth & Gehrig

The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball game fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led Arnold Rothstein. The fallout from the scandal resulted in the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first Commissioner of Baseball, granting him absolute control over the sport…

MLB – 1961 To 1986 – ESPNs George Grande Showcases The 1st 25 Years Of The New York Mets

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens….who compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City…with the other being the New York Yankees of the American League East division. One of baseball’s first expansion teams, the Mets were…

MLB – 1845 To 1905 – Special – The Advent Of The Game – Alexander Cartwright Not Abner Doubleday

The history of baseball can be broken down into various aspects by era, by locale, by organizational-type, game evolution, well as by political and cultural influence. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th…

MLB – 1933 – 1st All Star Game Highlights – With Rick Ferrell + Lefty Gomez + Joe Cronin + Babe Ruth

What can you say about a video that highlights the first ever Major League Baseball All Star Game in 1933…..other than “FAN-tastic” ….as this was the first official playing of the Midsummer Classic baseball game between Major League Baseball’s (MLB’s) National League (NL) and American League (AL) All-Star teams.  The first official MLB All-Star exhibition game was held on July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park…

MLB – 1934 – ESPN Baseballs Greatest Hits Special Feature – The St Louis Cardinals Gas House Gang

The Gashouse Gang was the nickname of the baseball team the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934….which was a Major League Baseball team that won 95 games….the National League pennant….and the 1934 World Series in seven games over the Detroit Tigers. “They don’t look like a major league ball club,” the New York Sun wrote about the team. “Their uniforms are stained and dirty and patched…

MLB – 1961 – Highlights – Roger Maris Breaking Babe Ruths HR Record + Sandy Koufax Super Season

In 1961, the American League expanded from eight to ten teams….and during the expansion draft….the newly created Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators….were restricted to drafting players from AL rosters…..to which the perceived result was that American League team rosters had become watered down….as players who would otherwise have been playing at AAA, if not lower, were now in the AL. …