Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & FIeld – Mens Pole Vault – USA Doug Lytle

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s Pole Vault event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 19 competitors….with two qualifying groups (19 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Wednesday August 8, 1984.  This video covers USA Doug Lytle’s first attempt at 18 ft 1/2 in  vault in the…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Javelin & BBC Special On Daley Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Great Britain’s now legendary decathlete Daley Thompson opened the 1980 Olympic season with a world decathlon record of 8,648 points at Götzis, Austria in May….following this with a comfortable gold medal win at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.  After a quiet 1981 season….he raised the world record to 8,730 points….then in September at the European…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Thierry Vigneron (born March 9, 1960 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine) is a retired French pole vaulter….who in the 1980’s was among the world’s leading pole vaulters. He broke the world record in the event four times….and was the last man to hold the world record (for less than 24 hours in August 1984) before…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – Finals – USA Mike Tully

DOG ASIDE: Michael Scott “Mike” Tully (born October 21, 1956) is an American pole vaulter….who represented the United States twice in the Olympics….earning a silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as he held the American pole vault record from 1984 to 1985.  Tully won the first two World Cup competitions in 1977 and 1979 at the IAAF World…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Broad Jump – USA Mike McRae

DOG ASIDE: Michael (“Mike”) Keith McRae (born July 9, 1955 in Pembroke, North Carolina) is a retired long jumper from the United States….who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California….where he finished in eleventh place.  McRae competed for Chabot College in Hayward, California….where he was the national champion….winning the…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1974 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 New York Yankees season was the 72nd season for the team in New York….nd its 74th overall dating from its origins in Baltimore. The team finished with a record of 89-73….finishing 2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Bill Virdon….playing their home games at Shea Stadium (home…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1975 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1975 New York Yankees season was the 73rd season for the Yankees in New York… as the team finished with a record of 83-77….finishing 12 games behind the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees played at Shea Stadium due to the ongoing renovation of Yankee Stadium….which would re-open in 1976.  Bill Virdon opened…

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Bonne Daddy´s New York Yankees Baseball Card History Series Collection Pieces

DOG COMMENTARY: I am going to give all my readers their first Imasportsphile pop quiz…..as I figure the ones who answer this are probably at least Yankees Sportsphiles ….so, you pop quiz is to name as many of the cards that are not already labeled….the year, players name and position of each of the New…

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Bonne Daddy’s 1971 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1971 New York Yankees season was the 69th season for the franchise in New York….and its 71st season overall….as the team finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 82-80….just a mere 21 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.  New York was managed by future Hall of Fame Manager Ralph Houk….playing their…

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