MLB – 1980 – HBO Inside Baseball Special – Highlights Of 1980 MLB Season – With Barry Tompkins

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship….as they defeated the Kansas City Royals in 6 games to win their first ever World Series Championship…..while major highlights during the 1980 MLB season were as follows: January 9 – Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America….as Kaline…

MLB – 1981 – Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver Talk Yankees Vs Dodgers World Serries

This 1981 HBO Race for the Pennant episode takes place right before the World Series between the Yankees verses the Dodgers takes place…..as host Barry Tompkins conducts a round table discussion with Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver and OF Frank Robinson and sportscaster Tim McCarver…..regarding all things New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers prior to their meeting…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Do Not Step On That Line – Baseball Superstitions

Superstition is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is considered irrational or supernatural….for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold…

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 – 1984 -One Man Play – Act 1 – Max Gail Plays Babe Ruth On Broadway In The Babe

The 1984 one-man play The Babe starring Max Gail opened on Broadway on May 17, 1984….as the 1st Act is seen in the video herewith…..and the play closed after 5 performances on May 20th the same year…..so, maybe it wasn’t the play or the acting in such a short life as 3 days….for just maybe it was…

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…

MLB – 1964 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 7 -NY Yankess Vs StL Cardinals

“Something had to give” in Game 7….as the Yankees had lost back-to-back World Series only once in their history to the New York Giants in 1921–22….and were in danger of doing so again….after having lost to the Dodgers in 1963….and the Cardinals had never lost a World Series Game 7. Bob Gibson pitched his third start…

MLB – 1964 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 4 – NY Yankees Vs StL Cards

Cardinal starting pitcher Ray Sadecki let the first four Yankees hit safely….after a lead off double by Phil Linz….then Bobby Richardson’s RBI double put the Yankees up 1–0….and after another single….Mickey Mantle’s RBI single made it 2–0….and Sadecki was promptly removed by manager Harvey Keane….so, Roger Craig came in to pitch….only to immediately give up an…

MLB – 1964 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights World Series Game 1 – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cards

The 1964 World Series pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees….with the Cardinals prevailing in the best of seven games. St. Louis won their 7th world championship….while the Yankees, who had appeared in 14 of 16 World Series since 1949…..did not play in the Series again until 1976. The Cardinals’ scouting report indicated that injuries…