MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights – N Y Yankees + N Y Mets At Mid-Season – With Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: The Yankees of the mid-1980’s were led by All-Star first baseman Don Mattingly….who as a team that in spite of accumulating the most total wins of any major league team….they failed to win a World Series….the first such Yankees team since the 1910’s….and had only 1 playoff appearance.  Although they consistently had a powerful offense….Mattingly…

MLB – 1984 – NBC PreGame Show – World Series Game 5 – Padres Vs Tigers – With Vin Scully + Joe Garag

DOG ASIDE: Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster….who is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers….beginning in 1950…. when the franchise was located in Brooklyn….and ending in 2016. His run constitutes the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history…. and he…

Comedy – 1982 – Lily Tomlin – Letter To A Ya Ya Sister

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer….who began her career as a stand-up comic….while performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s.  Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein….a role that has garnered her four consecutive Emmy nominations since 2015.  In 1974, Tomlin…

MLB – 1869 To 1969 – HBO Special Feature – The History Of The World Series – With Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America…. which has been contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff….and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy….and since the series is played during the fall season….it is sometimes…

Boxing – 1990 – Special – HBOs Larry Merchant Proves Referee 10 Count Is Not What Is Thought To Be

DOG ASIDE: After watching so many of HBO’s renowned boxing commentary specialist Larry Merchant perform so many different interviews of fighters…..along with fight wrap-up commentaries….which I have seen in posting our incredible boxing library here at ImaSportsphile….I still can’t figure out if I like the guy for his insight into the artistry of pugilism….or think…

Daredevils – 1986 – Jim McKay Features The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – The Story Of Evel Knievel

DOG ASIDE: Robert Craig Knievel Jr. (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007) was professionally known as Evel Knievel…. was an American stunt performer and entertainer….who over the course of his career would  attempt more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps….whereby in 1974, he failed an attempted canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2….which was a steam-powered rocket.  After the Snake River jump, Knievel returned…

Comedy – 1986 – Stuart Prankin From Not Necessarily The News On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: Stuart Pankin (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor….who is best known for his role as the voice of Earl Sinclair in Dinosaurs….for playing anchor Bob Charles in Not Necessarily the News….and Orthodox Jew Ben Heineman in Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Pankin has made many guest appearances in many television shows….while lending his voice to various animated shows and films.…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant Interviews Promoter Don King On PreFight Issues With Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is a legendary American boxing promote….one of a rare extraordinaire kind….who was known for his involvement in historic boxing match-ups….featuring more legends of boxing….than any other promoter throughout boxing history…for he was truly one of a kind.  What this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile loved about King….other than his awesome hair….was…

Music – 1978 – The Dirt Band – She Has Worn Out Her Highway Shoes On The Music Blues

DOG ASIDE: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, also known as The Dirt Band is an American country rock band….which has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966.  The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years….including a period from 1976 to 1981….when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band….whereas constant members since…