MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – American League Highlights Thru September – With Mel Allen

This Week in Baseball was abbreviated as TWiB…..and was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..which was broadcast weekly during baseball season….and in its second incarnation, prior to marquee MLB games and during rain-delays….as the program featured highlights of recent games, interviews with players and other regular features. The popularity of the program was primarily the result of…

MLB – 1976 – This Week In Baseball Special – The Bitter Sweet Story Of Mark The Bird Fidrych

Mark Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers from 1976 – 1980.   In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….while finishing the season with a 19–9 record…..when shortly after….injuries piled up….and his major league career ended…

MLB – 1986 – All Star Game Special – Mel Allen Salutes The Old Timers & Provides Highlight Of Game

This wonderful piece of Major League Baseball history is narrated by the legendary voice of the New York Yankees, Mel Allen….who was also the voice of the tremendously popular MLB weekly show, This Week In Baseball  …..which was abbreviated as TWIB pronounced phonetically….was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..and was broadcast weekly during baseball season program that…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen For This Week In Baseball Special – Featuring Indians OF Pat Tabler

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player…and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN   In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman…..who hit .291 in 124 games that 1st year with the indians. He became quickly…

MLB – 1964 – Mel Allen Showcases World Series Cardinals Vs Yankees – Featuring MVP C Tim McCarver

DOG ASIDE: James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher….who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980….during which he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967….and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967.  In 1964, his tie-breaking home…

MLB – 1969 – Special Feature The Amazing Mets Unsung Hero SS Al Weis – As Told By Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: Albert John Weis (born April 2, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball player….who was a light-hitting infielder with only seven career home runs….and funny enough, he is best remembered for a dramatic home run hit in game five of the 1969 World Series….who was a switch hitter until the end of the 1968 season….after which he batted exclusively right-handed.  Although Mets manager Gil Hodges acquired Weis primarily…

MLB – 1985 – Mel Allen Does MLBs 1st Rap Music – On This Week In Baseball – With Baseball Dreams

DOG ASIDE: There are so many great voices of baseball….Jack Brickhouse, Red Barber, Vin Scully, Dizzy Dean, Tim McCarver, Joe Garagiola, Jack Buck, Al Michaels, et al…..but none compare with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite….and the same the guy doing MLB’s 1st rapp song on this video herewith…..the one and only Mel Allen…..who albeit…

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 1986 – Mel Allen + Did You Know That You Are My Hero – With Highlights Of The Greats Of The Game

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes sports and music ….when combined in perfect harmony….really provide fertile ground for film and photo to capture and translate the pure artistry that sports can provide….be it the actions and/or sounds of sports….and it becomes captivating.  There is something special that happens for an old baseball fan….who remembers the game from as…