MLB – 1986 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Unsung Heroes – Tenace + Mazeroski + Carbo Et Al

In this 1986 episode of ESPN Baseball’s Greatest Hits with host George Grande is titled “World Series Unsung Heroes….features Oakland A’s catcher Gene Tenace….plus St Louis Cardinals’ OF Harry The Hat Walker….along with Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski, with the shot heard round the world…..and last but not least, Red Sox OF Bernie Carbo….as the four featured “Unsung Heroes” of World…

MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – American League Highlights Thru September – With Mel Allen

This Week in Baseball was abbreviated as TWiB…..and was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..which was broadcast weekly during baseball season….and in its second incarnation, prior to marquee MLB games and during rain-delays….as the program featured highlights of recent games, interviews with players and other regular features. The popularity of the program was primarily the result of…

MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 1 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Mel Allen

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres….with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series.    The Tigers struck first in Game…

MLB – 1976 – This Week In Baseball Special – The Bitter Sweet Story Of Mark The Bird Fidrych

Mark Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers from 1976 – 1980.   In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….while finishing the season with a 19–9 record…..when shortly after….injuries piled up….and his major league career ended…

MLB – 1986 – All Star Game Special – Mel Allen Salutes The Old Timers & Provides Highlight Of Game

This wonderful piece of Major League Baseball history is narrated by the legendary voice of the New York Yankees, Mel Allen….who was also the voice of the tremendously popular MLB weekly show, This Week In Baseball  …..which was abbreviated as TWIB pronounced phonetically….was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..and was broadcast weekly during baseball season program that…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen For This Week In Baseball Special – Featuring Indians OF Pat Tabler

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player…and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN   In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman…..who hit .291 in 124 games that 1st year with the indians. He became quickly…

Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

MLB – 1964 – Mel Allen Showcases World Series Cardinals Vs Yankees – Featuring MVP C Tim McCarver

DOG ASIDE: James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher….who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980….during which he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967….and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967.  In 1964, his tie-breaking home…

MLB – 1975 – Special – World Series Unsung Hero – Boston Red Sox OF Bernie Carbo – With Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: Bernardo ‘Bernie’ Carbo (born August 5, 1947) is a former outfielder and designated hitter in major league baseball….who played  for the Cincinnati Reds (1969–1972)…. St. Louis Cardinals (1972–73, 1979–80)….Boston Red Sox (1974–76, 1977–78)….Milwaukee Brewers (1976)….Cleveland Indians (1978) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1980)….as Carbo batted left-handed and threw right-handed.  In Game 6 (October 21), with two outs and two batters on base in the eighth inning, Roger Moret was scheduled…