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…

NCAAM – 1983 – NBC Tournament Special – Al McGuire Picks Season Best In 1983 College BBall

Al McGuire (September 7, 1928 – January 26, 2001) was an American college basketball coach and broadcaster….who was the head coach at Marquette University from 1964 to 1977…..where he won a national championship in his final season at Marquette…..and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He was also well known as a longtime national television basketball broadcaster and for…

MLB – 1985 – Special – The Story Of Stan The Man Musial – With Vin Scully + Joe Garagiola

Stan Musial (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013), nicknamed Stan the Man….was an American baseball outfielder and first baseman…..who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the St. Louis Cardinals….from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963. Stan The Man is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in baseball history….which is why he was a…

MLB – 1978 – NBC Special – 1978 Baseball Season In Review – With Curt Gowdy

Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy covers the 1978 Major League Baseball season in this video seen herewith for NBC Sports 1978 Year in Sports program….which is certainly another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage baseball memories here at ImaSportsphile. The 1978 Major League Baseball season saw the New York Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their second consecutive World Series….and…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Highlights – Breeders Cup Mile 1st Royal Heroine + Profile Of Northern Dancer

 The Breeders’ Cup Mile is a 1-mile (1.6 km) Grade 1 Weight for Age stakes race for thoroughbred racehorses three years old and up….which is run on a grass course….and has been conducted annually as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships since the event’s inception in 1984…to which this video seen herewith is related….wherein the winner was Royal Heroine.       Royal Heroine (1980–2002) was a Thoroughbred Champion racehorse foaled in Ireland….who raced in England and France….and…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Breeders Cup Distaff – Dick Enberg + Dave Johnson Call Win By Princess Rooney

This video features NBC’s coverage of the 1984 Breeders Cup Distaff race for fillies and mares….as Dick Enberg and Dave Johnson make the call of the “inaugural race for the girls” at the Breeders Cup.  The Breeders’ Cup Distaff is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up…..which is known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic between…

Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – The Year In Boxing In Review With Leonard Vs Hagler + Hearns Vs Roldan

This NBC Sports special featuring a review of the year 1987 in the world of boxing…..as Bill Macatee provides highlights of the highly anticipated WBC Middleweight championship of the world between Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..and the WBA Middleweight title fight with Thomas Hitman Hearns taking on Juan Roldan for the vacant title…..as Macatee also…

Boxing – 1990 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Provide A Look At Career Of IBF Lightwt Champ Greg Haugen

Greg Haugen (born August 31, 1960) is a retired American boxer….who was a world champion at both the lightweight and light welterweight divisions…..wherein he turned pro in 1982….and won his first 17 fights before challenging for a world title.  On December 5, 1986, Haugen captured the International Boxing Federation Lightweight Title with a majority decision over reigning champion Jimmy Paul. He lost his title…

Music – 1986 – Suzyn Waldman – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At 1986 MLB NLCS Angels Vs Red Sox Game 7

Suzyn Waldman (born September 7, 1946) is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress….who since the 2005 season has been the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball….while working with John Sterling on radio broadcasts….first for WCBS-AM and currently for WFAN in New York City. Prior to her broadcasting career, Waldman worked for many years as an actress and singer in musical theater….with her most notable role being…