Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Promenade Of Field To Starting Gate – With Jim McKay

The is just something about the elegance and eloquence of ABC’s Jim McKay’s voice that lends itself to such a simple moment…..as when the entire field of 113th running of the Kentucky Derby is in single file promenading in front of the Churchill Downs grandstand…..while McKay introduces each horse, their track record and their odds…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ESPN Kentucky Derby Profile Of The Two Favorites Badger Land + Snow Chief

This 1986 ESPN special features insightful profiles of thoroughbred race horse, Badger Land, trained by D Wayne Lukas….and Snow Chief….who were the two favorites going into the 1986 Kentucky Derby. Snow Chief (March 17, 1983 in California – May 18, 2010) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse Conditioned by veteran California trainer Mel Stute, Snow Chief made 9 starts at age 2….while winning five….including…

NBA – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac Highlights – NBA Year In Review – With Dick Stockton + Tom Heinshon

The 1984–85 NBA season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.  Highlights from the 1984 – 1985 NBA season were as follows: Michael Jordan became the only rookie in NBA history to lead a team in four…

MLB – 1920 To 1990 – Inside Baseball – World Series Legends – With Barry Tompkins + Tim McCarver

This video clip from HBO’s Inside Baseball is another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….as co-hosts Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver take a look at legendary figures from World Series past…..when they start with Yanks Babe Ruth hitting 3 HR’s in two different World Series wins…..then come highlights of Giants…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio – M T A + Greenback Dollar – Live At The Coconut Grove

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950’s to late 1960’s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. It rose to international popularity….which was fueled by unprecedented sales of LP records….as their music helped alter the direction of popular…

NBA – 1985 – Special – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach – With Roy Firestone + Stu Black

Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics.  As a coach, he won 938 games…which was a record at his retirement….plus he won nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten seasons….which Phil Jackson surpassed with 11 titles in eighteen seasons. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won…

Music – 1978 – The Association – Windy + Along Comes Mary – Live At The Coconut Grove

The Association is an American sunshine pop band from California….who during the late 1960’s had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts….(including “Windy”, “Cherish”, “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary”….and were the lead-off band at 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival. The Association was noted for their intricate vocal harmonies by the band’s multiple singers. Their national break would…

Wide World Of Sports – 1986 – Jim McKay Hosts Kentucky Derby Prelude + Running Of Kentucky Oaks

In this video, the host for ABC’s Wide World of Sports is the one of the most elegant and eloquent sportscasters to ever grace a microphone….Jim McKay….as he provides a most enjoyable prelude to the 1986 Kentucky Derby….which was the 112th running of the famous race taking place on May 3, 1986 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky…..plus…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Bob Costas + Pete Axthelm Provide Prelude To The Breeders Cup Classic Race

Wild Again (foaled May 22, 1980 in Kentucky – December 5, 2008) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse by Icecapade out of Bushel-N-Peck (by Khaled)….who was broken by Tommy Akin….but for the majority of his career was trained by Vincent Timphony.  Bred by W Paul Little and owned by Black Chip Stables….he is most famous for winning the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984 over Slew o’ Gold and Gate…