MLB – 1985 – SportsCenter Playoffs Preview – With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner + Lou Palmer

Gayle Gardner (born ca. 1950) is an American sportscaster….who worked for ESPN and NBC Sports beginning in 1987 until 1993….as Gardner is considered a pioneer in sports broadcasting by having been the first female sports anchor to appear weekly on a major network. After being hired by ESPN in 1983, Gardner served as a SportsCenter anchor for three years…..then worked for NBC from 1987-1993. Among the assignments…

MLB – 1985 – N Y Yankees Chase For The Pennant – With Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver

During the 1985 Major League Baseball season, HBO Sports would air a bi-monthly Chase For The Pennant show….which was typically hosted by Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver…..with interchanging guest from the MLB universe whose opinions were valued in the community….as evidenced by Hall of Fame player Orioles Frank Robinson….and his Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver on…

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…

MLB – 1930 To 1950 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Sultan Of Swat + Gas House Gang + Stars Of The Era

DOG ASIDE:  We have often brought it to the attention of our viewers and readers how much we at ImaSportsphile enjoy ESPN’s Baseball’s Greatest Hits series….of which we consider “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage videos….cuz the highlights footage from these programs are priceless in the annals of sports fandoms….as in this case….baseball…

MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 1 – Astrodome – Houston Astros VS NY Mets – Mike Scott VS Dwight Gooden

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven Major League Baseball postseason series between the NL East champion New York Mets and NL West champion Houston Astros….for this has been the lone MLB playoff series in which the opponents were two “expansion” teams that had begun play in the same season (1962)….which…

MLB – 1986 Houston Astros VS San Francisco Giants – Mike Scott No-Hitter & Astros NL West Clincher – Innings 1 & 2

DOG COMMENTARY: This Home Sports Entertainment (HSE) production of the 1986 Game of the Week between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants was the game that clinched the National League West Division title for the Astros….as Astros ace pitcher Mike Scott to the mound against Giants P Juan Berenguer….as Scott threw a no-hitter…