Horse Racing – 1984 – ABCs Jim McKay Special Feature – The Fragility Of The Thoroughbred Horse

An excerpt from an article written in the Washington Post by Andrew Beyer in 2012 best explains why a trainer’s observations of the thoroughbred race horse is so important due to the fragility of these athletes….for “because of the animals’ fragility, thoroughbred trainers everywhere do what Doug O’Neill, the trainer of I’ll Have Another, was doing…

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Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

Bob Tway (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer….who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories….while spending 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87.  He was introduced to golf by his father and grandfather at the age of five….as he played in his first tournament at age seven.  Tway was a three-time…

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Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – American Cup Womens Floor Exercise Finals – ROM Daniela Silivas

Daniela Silivas was a Romanian artistic gymnast….who is most famous for winning six medals….with 3 being gold….two silver….and one bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics…..plus earning six Individual World Championships titles….as well as the 1987 European Championships all-around title. She was the only gymnast, male or female, to medal in every single event at the 1988…

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Golf – 1987 – Special – CBSs Pat Summerall Remembers The 1986 Masters + Jack Nicklaus Masters Career

In one of the most memorable and exciting final rounds in Masters history….where five different players held at least a share of the lead in the final round….as Seve Ballesteros gained a share of the lead on the front 9 helped by a hole-out eagle at 8….while Jack Nicklaus played his first eight holes in even par…. but…

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Cycling & Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Highlights Of Race Across America +Distance Running In 1984

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.  In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France….but the races differ to a great extent. The courses of both races have varied over the years….however, in the Race Across America, the direction has always been from the west…

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MLB – 1954 – The Season And World Series In Review – Featuring Willie Mays Historic Catch in Game 1

The 1954 World Series matched the National Leaguechampion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. The Giants swept the Series in four games to win their first championship since 1933, defeating the heavily favored Indians, who had won an AL-record 111 games in the regular season; it has since been broken by the 1998 New York Yankees (114) and again by the 2001 Seattle…

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Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Intro To The Preakness – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Set The Field

ABC Sports was at the head of the pack when it came to live television sports coverage throughout the decade of the 1980’s…..with executive director Roone Arledge at the helm….as Roone had a stable of legendary sportscaster on staff….with the likes Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Al Michaels, Jim Lampley, Chris Schenkel, Howard Cosell, Al Trautwig,…

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Horse Racing – 1988 – Special – Daughter Of Secretariat Tragic Death – Story of Sacs Golden Summer

The daughter of legendary race horse Secretariat….who was probably the greatest thoroughbred race horse to ever grace a racetrack….was a 1st generation filly named Sacs Golden Summer from the incredible blood line of Big Red….who had tremendous value “if she couldn’t beat a fat man racing”….was found dead in her stable on a sad day in 1988….which goes…

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MLB – 1960 – World Series Special – Game 7 Of Yankees Vs Pirates – 9th Inning Heroics By The Maz

  Bill Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman….who was nicknamed “Maz“….as he spent his entire 17-year career playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956–72….who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Maz is regarded as one of the greatest defensive second basemen of all time…..who was a 7 time All-Star….and an 8 time Gold Glove Award winner. …

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