MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman Highlights The AL Starting Team For The All Star Game In Houston

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….which are the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 1986, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas….the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the…

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MLB – 1986 – Old Timers Game PostGame Interviews Of P Tug McGraw + SS Cookie Rojas + Rocky Colavito

DOG ASIDE: Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw, Jr. (August 30, 1944 – January 5, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of American singer and actor Tim McGraw. He is remembered for coining the phrase “Ya Gotta Believe” ….which became a popular rallying cry for the New York Mets….and for recording the final out via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals’ Willie Wilson in…

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MLB – 1987 – CBSs Tim Ryan Tell The Story Of The Split Finger Fastball And Astros P Mike Scott

DOG ASIDE: Michael Warren Scott (born April 26, 1955) is an American former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and the Houston Astros….who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1986…..as Scott is part of a select group of pitchers that have thrown a no-hitter and struck out 300 batters in the same season. The turning point in Scott’s career came in 1985….when he became a…

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Music – 1978 – Frankie Laine At The Coconut Grove – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Laine….born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913 to February 6, 2007….was an Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career nearly spanned 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company….to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005….who was often billed as “America’s Number One Song Stylist”….with his other nicknames being…

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MLB – 1986 – CBS Sports Special Feature – Tribute To Bill Veeck – With Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: William Louis Veeck Jr. (February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986) known as “Sport Shirt“ was an American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter….who was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians….St. Louis Browns….and Chicago White Sox.  As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947….Veeck signed Larry Doby….thus beginning the integration of the American League….and the following year…

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Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Sports 112th Kentucky Oaks Race – Featuring Winner Tiffany Lass

DOG ASIDE: The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies run annually in Louisville, Kentucky….in a race which currently covers 1 1⁄8 miles (1,800 m) at Churchill Downs….as the horses carry 121 pounds (55 kg). The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby each year. The winner gets $600,000 of the $1M purse….along with a large garland of lilies affectionately called the “Lillies for…

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MLB – 1987 – NBCs Bob Costas PostGame Interview With All Star Game MVP Montreal OF Tim Raines

DOG ASIDE: Timothy Raines Sr. (born September 16, 1959)….who was nicknamed “Rock”…. is an American former  professional baseball player…..who played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball for six different teams from 1979 to 2002….and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos…..as seen in this video herewith.  He is regarded as one of the best lead-off hitters and base runners in baseball history. Raines…

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Music – 1978 – Austins Own Delbert McClinton – Talking About You Babe

DOG ASIDE: Delbert McClinton (born November 4, 1940) is an American blues rock and electric blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  From his first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018….he has recorded albums for several major record labels and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100…. Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts.  His highest-charting single was “Tell…

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Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Cover The Favorites & Odds For Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster…who initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1976. The following year, he was promoted to the network on a full-time basis….as he became the lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson in 1983.  Over the next three decades, Michaels covered a wide…

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