MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – St Louis Cardinals Pitch 3 Shutouts In 1st Week Of Season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was the team’s 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East….which was eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year…

MLB – 1910 To 1950 – The Story Of Black Baseball + The Negro League – With Host Audrey Kates

We at ImaSportsphile are just “tickled pink” to have these excerpts from the 1980 made for TV special The Boys In The Field….cuz it provides the very best footage of highlights from action in The Negro Professional Baseball Leagues from 1910 to 1950….for these video clips are nothing less than “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…

MLB – 1983 – This Week In Baseball Salutes ChiSox P Jerry Koosman On 200th MLB Win At Age 40

Jerry Koosman is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985….and is best known for being a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.  Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball salutes 40 year old Chicago White Sox pitcher Jerry Koosman on his 200th MLB victory in this video…

MLB – Aug 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights Yanks Pitchers Ron Guidry + Shane Rawley Shine

Ron Guidry was nicknamed “Louisiana Lightning” and “Gator”….and is a former MLB left-handed pitcher….who played his entire 14-year career for the New York Yankees….in a career that began in 1975….wherein he was a member of Yankees World Series Championship teams in 1977 and 1978. Guidry won the AL Cy Young Award in 1978….after winning 25 games while losing only 3…..who also won five Gold…

MLB – 1980 – NYY George Steinbrenner & LAD Peter O’Malley On The Shortage Of Black Mgrs + GMs In MLB

Man, to have a video dominated by NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and LA Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley…..that is nothing but “Pure Gold”……I mean, the owners of the two biggest baseball franchises in the world….the same two guys that were 1st to sell cable television rights to their beloved Yankees and Dodgers….and having these two powerful…

MLB – 1980 – Boys In The Field – Audrey Kates Addresses The Trend Of Fewer Blacks Involved In MLB

While growing up as a boy in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s…..baseball was definitely KING when it came to popularity of sports…..with football running a fairly close 2nd…..while all other sports were a distant 3rd…..so, this was the period when the most numbers of blacks came into MLB…..especially considering that Jackie Robinson was…

MLB – September 1983 – This Week In Baseball – The Milwaukee Brew Crew Pitching Carries The Club

The 1983 Milwaukee Brewers season was guided by Manager Harvey Kuenn….and led by “Harvey’s Wall Bangers”….which included Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper and Gorman Thomas….with a pitching staff that included Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Don Sutton….along with Moose Haas, Tom Candiotti and Pete Vukovich….in which all were  involved the Brewers finishing 5th in the American League East with a…

MLB – 1947 – Interviews With Red Barber + Joe Black + Al Gionfriddo About Dodgers Jackie Robinson

In 1997, MLB retired Jackie Roosevelt Robinson’s uniform number 42 across all major league teams….which made him the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored….plus, MLB also adopted a new annual tradition of “Jackie Robinson Day”….when for the first time on April 15, 2004 that every player on every team wears No. 42…..which is still recognized…

MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Red Sox Jim Rice On What Its Like Being Only Black On MLB Roster

Jim Rice is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter….who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox….when in the late 1970’s….he was part of one of the sport’s great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans….who was his teammate for his entire career….as Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski….as a power-hitting left…