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 – 1981 – NBC PreGame Special – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs Los Angeles Dodgers –

DOG COMMENTARY: This NBC Sports pregame telecast of Game 2 of the 1981 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers verses the New York Yankees provides a wonderful piece of MLB history….for there never has been and probably never will be an MLB World Series rivalry more storied than the Yankees vs Dodgers….as this Series…

MLB – 1981 – Special – HBOs Inside Baseball – Hosts Frank Robinson + Earl Weaver + Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: Race for the Pennant was a weekly sports show that focused on Major League Baseball….while being premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) in 1978.  It was hosted by Len Berman, Tim McCarver, Barry Tompkins, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and others. The series started on HBO in 1978 and ended in 1992.    Race for the Pennant was notorious for bringing…

MLB – 1951 To 1968 – Special – The Legend Of Mickey Mantle

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy grew up in West Texas in the 1950’s and 1960’s as a die-hard Yankees fan….and an especially huge Mickey Mantle fan….as evidenced by his 11 original Mickey Mantle baseball cards that he has in his wonderful memorabilia collection seen herewith. Mantle was invited to the Yankees instructional camp before the 1951…

MLB – 1956 – Special – NBCs Bob Costas Salutes Yankees Mickey Mantle MVP Year

DOG COMMENTARY: This video brings back awesome memories for out Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who has been a huge Mickey Mantle fan since the early 1950’s…..as he grew up being a Yankee fan of the highest order…..who ended up with a rather outstanding New York Yankees baseball card collection….as this video reminds me of how…

MLB – 1951 To 1981 – Video + Music Special – Talking Baseball Musical Salute To The Hall Of Famers

DOG COMMENTARY: Baseball has been recognized as America’s Pastime since Bone Daddy was a young pup in West Texas in the mid-1950’s….and since that time…..there have really been only two MLB songs that captured the hearts of baseball fans all over the country….”Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and “Talking Baseball” with “Willie, Mickey and the Duke”….for they both…

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…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

MLB – Special – The Old Ball Game – Host Commissioner Branch Rickey imasportsphile.com

DOG COMMENTARY: Talk about an absolute treasure of video baseball footage….for this video is very special to Bone Daddy….cuz it features some of the oldest video footage of any sport that Imasportsphile has in its 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy and music that is continually being posted almost every day to Imasportsphile….and after posting…