MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 1 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Mel Allen

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres….with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series.    The Tigers struck first in Game…

MLB – 1984 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 2 Highlights – Detroit Tigers Vs San Diego Padres

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984….when the American League champion Detroit Tigers took on the National League champion San Diego Padres….which ended with the Tigers winning the series four games to one….for the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series. This was the first World Series that Peter Ueberroth presided…

MLB – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Award – Stan Musial Introduces Baseball Nominees

Each year Sports Illustrated Magazine presents its Sports Person of the Year  award show with candidates from nearly every genre of sports highlighted by category…..baseball, football, boxing, baseball etc.  This 1984 version of the awards show was produced by HBO and features host Merlin Olsen….who introduces famous stars and past winners of the award that turn…

Olympics – 1979 Road To Moscow Special – USA Al Oerter + Jane Fredericks In Preparation

DOG ASIDE: Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw…..as he became the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.  Oerter began his Olympic career at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics….where he was not considered the…

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…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – USA Road To Moscow – Jane Frederick + Kayak Team + Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 Olympic Special was aired in advance of US President Jimmy Carter’s unpopular decision to let politics enter the Olympics Games by boycotting the Moscow Olympics….while denying all USA Olympic Team athletes from competing in something they had been training for during the four years prior to the 1980 Olympics.  Prior MLB…

MLB – 1984 – Baseball Greatest Hits – World Series HIghlights – San Diego Padres Vs Detroit Tigers

DOG ASIDE:  We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – Road To Moscow – Jane Fredericks & USA Kayak Team & Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY:   The video deals with a subject that still sits in Bone Daddy’s craw…..that being all the members , coaches, trainers and support staff of  the 1980 USA OlympicTeam…..who had their “dreams and aspirations….sweat and tears” wiped away with one statement from the mouth of a spineless politician…. when US Presiden Jimmy Carter announced…

MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…