Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France Special – Women Masseuse Working On The Tour – With John Dockery

By the time the 1987 Tour de France had rolled around….there were three women masseuse who were working on the USA’s 7 Eleven team….which had broken the long tradition of male masseuses….but these 7 Eleven team girls had many more jobs than just providing massages for the riders….from baggage valets, while keeping in mind that…

MLB – 1964 Highlights – World Series Game 6 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals struck first in Game 6 of the 1964 World Series between the AL’s New York Yankees verses the NL’s St Louis Cardinals, on Bill White’s double play with runners on first and third in the first off Yanks P Jim Bouton….but the Yankees tied the score in the fifth when Tom Tresh hit a leadoff double….and then…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels Review The Roughest Kentucky Derby Ever

This video features ABC’s Dave Johnson and Al Michaels providing analysis and review of the 1987 Kentucky Derby…..a race that Johnson calls the roughest horse race he had ever seen in his years calling thoroughbred horse races…..which involved a start that looked like a mugging in the back alley…..as sports columnists the day are the…

MLB – 1845 To 1905 – Special – The Advent Of The Game – Alexander Cartwright Not Abner Doubleday

The history of baseball can be broken down into various aspects by era, by locale, by organizational-type, game evolution, well as by political and cultural influence. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Introduces Horses In 112th Preakness Stakes As Enter Starting Gates

The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the Triple Crown thoroughbred horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….featuring legendary host commentator Jim McKay….in a race that was won by Alysheba….who was jockeyed by Chris McCarron…..after winning the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice.  The race was run…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Mens Quest For The Quad – Boitano + Browning + Fadeev

This video excerpt from the 1988 World Men’s Figure Skating Championship from Budapest, Hungary features CBS commentators Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton talking about the “quest for guad” …..talking jumps of course…..with interactions on the subject of quad-jumps in the upcoming long program in the men’s final….while sharing highlights of being backstage with USA Brian Boitano…..seeing…

MLB – 1960s – Special Preview Of The Stars Of The Decade – Mantle + Mays + Gibson + McClain + McCovey + Spahn + Brock Et Al

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who was responsible for originally recording our incredible 2300 hour vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile….was a teenager who grew up loving and playing baseball in West Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….and in his words, “played many whiffle ball games in the back yard” throughout the entire decade….while pretending to…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Promoter Don King On Trevor Berbicks Threat To Back Out Of Ali Fight

HBO’s Larry Merchant interviews notorious promoter Don King regarding the threat by heavyweight boxer Trevor Berbick to back out of his December 11, 1981 bout with Muhammad Ali….despite pleas from Angelo Dundee and the rest of Ali’s camp to definitively retire after the beating he took from Larry Holmes in his previous fight….but this fight…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Preview Of Breeders Cup Steeplechase – With NBCs Richard Pitman + Don Criqui

The Grand National Hurdle Stakes is an American National Steeplechase Association sanctioned steeplechase race run each fall at Far Hills, New Jersey….which is a Grade 1 event run over ​2 5⁄8 miles…..which has been known by a variety of names over the years, including the Breeders’ Cup Grand National. The race dates back to 1899 where it was first run at Morris Park…