MLB – 1985 – ABC Sports World Series Cardinals Vs Royals Game 3 – Introduction Of The Players

DOG ASIDE: The Royals got back into the series by riding ace Bret Saberhagen to a 6–1 victory against Cardinals twenty-game winner Joaquín Andújar….in a game that Saberhagen flashed messages on the television screen to his pregnant wife who was due to give birth sometime during the day…..which she eventually did on in Game 6. The Royals went…

MLB 1984 The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature Those Zany Goofy Fans

DOG ASIDE: Several psychologists have studied fan loyalty….and what causes a person to be a loyal fan….you know, one that sticks with a team through “thick and thin”….rather than a “bandwagon fan or fair weather fan”,… who switches support to whatever teams happens to be successful at the time. We here at ImaSportsphile attribute the definition of which type…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen T.W.I.B Notes With Highlights Of Indians OF Pat Tabler + Twins Kirby Puckett

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. That year he hit .291 in 124 games….as he became quickly known as…

MLB 1986 NBC Sports World Series Special Feature Marv Albert Interview With Mets P Ron Darling

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Maurice Darling Jr. (born August 19, 1960) is an American former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball….who played for the New York Mets….as seen in this video herewith….the Montreal Expos….and the Oakland Athletics.  During his 13-year career, Darling amassed a 136–116 won-loss record….with 13 shutouts….while amassing 1,590 strikeouts….and a 3.87 ERA….and was picked for the All-Star team in 1985.  …

MLB – 1946 – Legendary Mel Allen Highlights Unsung Cardinals Hero CF Harry The Hat Walker + Emos Slaughter

DOG ASIDE: Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans “Harry the Hat” (October 22, 1916 – August 8, 1999)….was an American baseball player, manager and coach.  “Harry the Hat” got his nickname from his habit during at-bats of continually adjusting his cap between pitches….as there were no batting helmets in his day.  His batting title came in 1947….when he hit .363 in a season…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Sports Bob Costas Interviews Commissioner Peter Ueberroth On Potential Of Strike

DOG ASIDE: Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937) is an American executive….who served as the sixth Commissioner of Baseball from 1984 to 1989…..after serving for five years as the organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games….where he was a prominent figure in the games….while receiving the Olympic Order in gold at its conclusion of the Games.  Due to the success of the games….…

MLB – 1986 – ABC Sports NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 6 – Tim McCarver PostGame Interview Mets Manager Davey Johnson

DOG ASIDE: David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager….who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972)….Atlanta Braves (1973–1975)….Yomiuri Giants (1975–1976)….Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978)….and Chicago Cubs (1978)…..who also has managed the New York Mets (1984–1990)….Cincinnati Reds (1993–1995)….Orioles (1996–1997)….Los Angeles Dodgers (1999–2000)….and Washington Nationals (2011–2013).   Davey Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972…..as he made…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939) and nicknamed “Knucksie” is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves.  Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list….as he won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected…

MLB 1988 NBC Sports All Star Game Special Feature Bob Costas Interview With Yankee Legend Mickey Mantle

DOG ASIDE: Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick….was a legendary American professional baseball player….who played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman from 1951 through 1968. Mickey Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers to ever play the game…..and is regarded by many as…