Golf + MLB – 1970 – Highlights – Tony Jacklin Wins US Open + Retirement Beloved MLB Ump Emmett Ashford

Emmett Ashford (November 23, 1914 – March 1, 1980), nicknamed Ash, was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball….while working in the American League from 1966 to 1970.  By the early 1960’s, many West Coast sportswriters began to suggest that Ashford be promoted to the major leagues….so, in September 1965, Ashford’s contract was sold to the American League…..and Emmett made his debut at D.C. Stadium on April 11,…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Final Round – Jim McKay In Play Interview Jack Nicklaus On Hows The Course

In 1946, Jim McKay took a position with The Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper as a police reporter….and was promoted to aviation reporter….then in 1947, Jim McKay gave up his job as a reporter for The Evening Sun to join that same organization’s new TV station WMAR-TV….as his was the first voice ever heard on television in Baltimore…..as McKay remained with the station…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – Vin Scully Interviews Fuzzy Zoeller On If He Was Content After 150K Skin

Fuzzy Zoeller won both of his two majors in playoffs….the 1979 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in a three-way sudden-death playoff with Ed Sneed and Tom Watson….and the 1984 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club after an 18-hole playoff with Greg Norman. In 1979, Zoeller became the first golfer since 1935 to win The Masters in his first appearance in the event ….with…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – NBC Vin Scully Interview With Jack Nicklaus On Affects Of Age In Golf

Jack Nicklaus was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in the suburb of Upper Arlington….who is of German descent and the son of Helen (Schoener) and Charlie Nicklaus, a pharmacist who ran several businesses named Nicklaus Drug Store…..as Charlie was a skilled all-round athlete who had played football for the Ohio State Buckeyes….and had gone on to play semi-professional football under…

Golf – 1987 – Westchester Open Sudden Death – J C Snead Vs Seve Ballesteros – With Pat Summerall

J. C.Snead won eight tournaments on the PGA Tour and four on the Champions Tour (Seniors Tour)….with one international championship…..who was also a member of the 1971, 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cup teams. Snead’s biggest career disappointment is that he never won a major championship on the PGA Tour…. however, Snead made his career mark as one of the tour’s most consistent players…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – Lee Trevino Talks About Skins Game + How Ties To Days As A Young Hustler

Every now and then….a really special video comes up to be posted that really catches this Sportsphile’s attention….and this video seen herewith just happens to be one of those…..cuz first of all, Lee Trevino is from Texas…..he’s a Home Boy….who grew up like many Texans, by translating his God-given talents into taking care of himself…..being self-sufficient….and…