NCAAM – 1986 – CBSs Jim Nance + Bill Rafferty Spotlight The Road To The Final Four Regional Finals

DOG ASIDE: William Joseph Raftery (born April 19, 1943) is an American basketball analyst and former college basketball coach….who has consecutively served as an analyst and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage for over 33 years.  Raftery was also an analyst with ESPN…where he was primarily partnered with Sean McDonough and Jay Bilas….and formerly Mike Gorman for Big East games. He has also served as an analyst for CBS Radio/Westwood One’s…

MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman + George Grande The Home Run Derby At The All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting contest in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game….which places the contest on a Monday in July. Since the inaugural derby in 1985, the event has seen several rule changes, evolving from a short outs-based competition, to multiple rounds, and eventually a bracket-style timed…

MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman Highlights The AL Starting Team For The All Star Game In Houston

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….which are the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 1986, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas….the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the…

MLB – 1987 – CBSs Tim Ryan Tell The Story Of The Split Finger Fastball And Astros P Mike Scott

DOG ASIDE: Michael Warren Scott (born April 26, 1955) is an American former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and the Houston Astros….who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1986…..as Scott is part of a select group of pitchers that have thrown a no-hitter and struck out 300 batters in the same season. The turning point in Scott’s career came in 1985….when he became a…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Cover The Favorites & Odds For Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster…who initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1976. The following year, he was promoted to the network on a full-time basis….as he became the lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson in 1983.  Over the next three decades, Michaels covered a wide…

Golf – 1978 – Curt Gowdy Hilites Year In Golf – Featuring Tom Watson + Jack Nicklaus + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy provides highlights of professional golf in 1978…..with highlights of leading money winner Tom Watson on the men’s tour with $329,429…..and Nancy Lopez on the LPGA with $189,814.  Gowdy goes on to cover the majors winners on the men’s side….with Andy North winning the US Open….Gary Player winning the Masters…..Jack…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – Jim McKay Provides A Historic Tour Of Maryland + Pimlico Racetrack

DOG ASIDE: Pimlico Race Track is a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland….which is most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes….the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown….whose name is derived from the 1660’s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico’s Tavern in London….as the racetrack is nicknamed “Old Hilltop” after a small rise in the infield that became…

MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights – N Y Yankees + N Y Mets At Mid-Season – With Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: The Yankees of the mid-1980’s were led by All-Star first baseman Don Mattingly….who as a team that in spite of accumulating the most total wins of any major league team….they failed to win a World Series….the first such Yankees team since the 1910’s….and had only 1 playoff appearance.  Although they consistently had a powerful offense….Mattingly…

MLB – 1930s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Yankees Babe Ruth Swan Song + Lou Gehrig Retirement Speech

DOG ASIDE: In 1931, Joe McCarthy was hired as manager and brought the Yankees back to the top of the AL….after which they swept the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series….and brought the team’s streak of consecutive World Series game wins to 12. This series was made famous by Babe Ruth’s “Called Shot“ in game three of the series at Wrigley Field….which…