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…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Trophy Presentation – With Commissioner David Sterns + Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

Dr. Jerry Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) was an American businessman, investor, chemist and philanthropist….who was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….while winning 10 league championships that were highlighted by the team’s Showtime era during the 1980’s. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. He purchased the Los Angeles…

NBA – 1985 – ESPN Sports Look With Roy Firestone + Stu Black – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach

Before the 1956 NBA draft, Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach had already set his sights on defensive rebounding center Bill Russell….when via a draft-day trade that sent Hall of Fame center  Macauley and rookie Cliff Hagan to the rival St. Louis Hawks….and he acquired a center in Bill Russell….who would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of…

Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

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 – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams – Braves Spring Training In Florida – With Kirk Douglas

In Major League Baseball (MLB), spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season….which allows new players to try out for roster and position spots….and gives established players practice time prior to competitive play. Spring training has always attracted fan attention….while drawing crowds who travel to the warm climates of Arizona and Florida to enjoy the weather….and watch…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio Live – Hard Traveling + I Wanna Go Home + Takes A Worried Man + MTA

This 1978 performance of The Kingston Trio features a wonderful medley of their most popular songs ….including “I’ve Been Doing Some Hard Travelin’”, “I Wanna Go Home”, “The Worried Man Blues” and “M.T.A.” ….which all bring back wonderful memories of music in the late 1950’s and 1960’s to anyone who grew up with the music of The Kingston Trio .…

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…

NBA – 1987 – Special Tribute – Dr J The Man & The Legend – Final Season Highlights Of Julius Erving

Julius Erving (born February 22, 1950) is commonly and better known by the nickname Dr. J….Doc…, is an American retired basketball player….who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim…..while helping legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA)….as the unquestioned best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Julius…