Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd World Middleweight Title Fight – Caveman Lee Vs Marvin Hagler

Once Marvin Hagler took the middleweight crown….he proved to be a busy world champion…..defeating future world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela by a knockout in eight rounds….then came former world champ Vito Antuofermo in a rematch by TKO in four rounds….as both matches were fought at the Boston Garden near Hagler’s hometown….which endeared him to Boston fight fans. Syrian born Mustafa Hamsho….who…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant Provide Judges Review Of 1st Spinks Vs Holmes

This video simply “puts a burr in our ass” here at ImaSportsphile…..because it highlights one of the great “shams” of boxing history…..as the unanimous decision in favor of Spinks….could just as easily and more correctly gone the other way…..had Holmes not been fighting to tie the immortal Rocky Marciano.  Yeah, Spinks probably out-boxed the champ by…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Michaels Interviews Mark Breland + Trainer Lou Duva After 1st Rnd KO Of Avendano

This video interview is conducted by the still relevant some 33 years later in 2019 legendary sportscaster Al Michaels….doing a postfight interview with then welterweight boxer Mark Breland….who in his 12th professional fight….KO’d Rickey Avenado in the 1st round.  First of all, Al Michaels was a very adept interviewer of world class athletes back in…

Boxing – 1985 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Defeating Larry Holmes

In this post fight interview of newly crowned IBF Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks….after defeating longtime heavyweight champ Larry Holmes in their first fight…..was conducted by HBO’s Larry Merchant….who typically was a fairly good interviewer….but in this interview, he asks some fairly “off the wall” questions like…“Do you think your training for this fight will revolutionize boxing training?”….which…

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…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Marv Albert Provides Profile And History Of Frankie Warren Career

Frankie Warren was a super lightweight boxer out of Corpus Christi, Texas….who was the USBA super lightweight champion from in 1986 after defeating Ronnie Shields….then lost his challenge for the vacant IBF world super lightweight title in 1987 against James “Buddy” McGirt…..whom he had beaten by unanimous decision in 1986 for his USBA super lightweight title.  Warren…

Horse Racing – 1978 – Special – The Year At The Tracks – Featuring Affirmed Vs Alydar Rivalry

This video features three legends in sports….sportscaster Curt Gowdy….who provides the viewer with highlights of the year 1978 in horse racing….which featured the young legendary jockey Steve Cauthen riding the legendary horse Affirmed to a Triple Crown victory.  Affirmed (February 21, 1975 – January 12, 2001) was an AmericanThoroughbred racehorse….who was the eleventh winner of the United States Triple Crown of…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Road To The World Series – ALDS Yanks Vs Brewers + ALCS Yanks Vs Athletics

The New York Yankees’ 1981 season was the 79th season for the Yankees….when in the ALCS, the Yankees swept the Oakland Athletics for their only American League pennant of the 1980’s….however, they lost in the World Series in six games to the Los Angeles Dodgers….as New York was managed by Gene Michael and Bob Lemon…..while playing at Yankee Stadium.   The 1981 American League Division Series (ALDS)….which was the opening round of…