MLB – 1947 – Highlights – The 1947 Season + World Series + Jackie Robinson As 1st Black Player

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Short People + Riders In The Rain

Randy Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant and often satirical pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980’s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer…..with his film scores including Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don’t Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey and Seabiscuit…..who has scored eight Disney-Pixar animated films including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters,…

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…

MLB – 1960s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Old Stadiums To New + The Stars Of The Sixties

This video is absolutely “pure gold” to any baseball fan who grew up in the decade of the 1960’s…..for it was MAGIC….MIRACLES….MANTLE….and MAYS….and of course there was Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron….and so much more….and this video is a time capsule of those heroes…..which brings back…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Breeders Cup Distaff – Dick Enberg + Dave Johnson Call Win By Princess Rooney

This video features NBC’s coverage of the 1984 Breeders Cup Distaff race for fillies and mares….as Dick Enberg and Dave Johnson make the call of the “inaugural race for the girls” at the Breeders Cup.  The Breeders’ Cup Distaff is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up…..which is known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic between…

Gymnastics – 1979 – Womens World Championships – With Rumania Nadie Comaneci In The Vault

Nadia Comăneci’s achievements are pictured in the entrance area of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan….where she is shown presenting her perfect beam exercise at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Comăneci was the first Romanian gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title….as she also holds the record for being the youngest Olympic gymnastics all-around champion ever….and while…

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…

Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At The 73rd Rose Bowl Classic

John Davidson (born December 13, 1941) is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991. Davidson has recorded 12 albums….of which none have charted on Billboard’s Hot 100…..a failure he has attributed to his not being a good studio singer….and performed in various musicals. His album CD John…

Music – 1987 – Huey Lewis And The News – Star Spangled Banner – At World Series Gme 3 Twins Vs Cards

Huey Lewis and the News is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980’s and early 1990’s….and eventually achieving 19 top ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100….Adult Contemporary….and Mainstream Rock charts. Their most successful album, Sports, was released in 1983. The album, along with its videos being featured on MTV….which catapulted…