DOG ASIDE: The New York Yankees won their 3rd World Series in a row under Mgr Casey Stengel against their cross-town rival New York Giants managed by Leo Durocher. There were a total of 11 players, managers and umpire who participated in the 1951 World Series that became future members of the Hall of Fame…Details
DOG ASIDE: In Mgr. Casey Stengel’s 2nd year at the helm…..his 1950 New York Yankees won the World Series for his 2nd Championship in a row…..beating the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. The 1950 Yankees were led by future Hall of Fame SS Phil Rizzuto, C Yogi Berra, P Whitey Ford, 1b Johnny Mize &…Details
DOG ASIDE: As you will see….Bone Daddy loved the New York Yankees….his extensive baseball card collection spans some 40+ years …..from when he got his first baseball card as a boy of 5 years in 1952 until the late 1980’s. This first group of cards are of players on the 1949 New York Yankees…..with Earl…Details
DOG ASIDE: Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Chuck Noll built a dynasty that encompassed 4 Super Bowls from 1975 – 1980 with a team that played in the image of their hard-nosed coach and the Steel City in which they played….for this was when the Terrible Towel first came to Pittsburgh. Coach Noll had a bevy of…Details
In 1979 an infomercial was put on cable television….whereby a video cassette could be bought featuring Babe Ruth…..which could be bought for $14.95….containing highlights of Babe’s career. Folks, this was some 45 years after his retirement…..as I guess that goes to show you just how popular Babe Ruth was 38 years ago.
Professional Wrestling reached such huge popularity throughout the decade of the 1970’s that NBC introduced in on national television….as Bob Costas leads off NBC’s promo about the impending entertainment.
DOG ASIDE: It is December 27, 2015…..known by all Sportsphiles as Week 15 of the 2015 NFL Season. Going into today….the Carolina Panthers led by QB Cam Newton were taking dead aim on the 1972 Miami Dolphins…..the only team in the NFL to ever go undefeated in an entire season. Many have tried to tie…Details
DOG ASIDE: There is an old saying when folks and dogs gather around the campfire that the good die young…..with names like Tim Richmond, Janis Joplin, Jimmie Hendricks, Jim Morrison, Len Bilas, Salvador Sanchez and many others…..for in the case of Singer / Songwriter Hank Williams….this saying could never be more true. Hank wrote many…Details