MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Dodgers Go 9 – 0 To Kick Off 1983 Season With Mel Allen

It has always been interesting how at least one team in Major League Baseball gets off to a fast start on Opening Day of almost every season….and stays hot through the 1st dozen or so games….as the Dodgers did in 1983….as evidenced in this video herewith…. when Mel Allen highlights their fast start in his…

Music – 1983 – Gregory Hines + Steve Martin – Ready For Love – Song And Dance

Gregory Hines, dancer extraordinaire, and Steve Martin comedic genius and accomplished musician….show off two of their talents in this wonderful song and dance routine to the orchestral music of Ready For Love….and any way you cut the pie….we are tickled pink here at ImaSportsphile to have this piece of video treasure in our library.

MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – ChiSox Puts A Strangle Hold On Division – With Mel Allen

This video showcases the Toronto Blue Jays winning their 9th extra innings game in a row….while leading their Division in mid-September…..which shifts highlights of the Chicago White Sox dominating their division on the arm of P Waite Hoyt….and the Mel Allen shifts to the Oakland A’s “golden thief” Rickey Henderson….who had 14 steals in a six game…

Music – 1980 – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabulosa – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Beto y Los Fairlanes is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa band from Austin, Texas….which was founded in the late 1970’s by Robert “Beto” Skiles…..as the band came out of the prolific 1970’s Austin music scene.  Early in their career, the band played at legendary Austin music venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch, and Soap Creek Saloon….who released their first album, Midnight Lunch in 1978.…

MLB – 1947 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights – Bob Feller + Roy Campanella + Larry Doby + Bob Lemon

Truly one of the greatest baseball programs to grace the spectrum of televised sports…. was the ESPN produced and George Grande hosted Baseball’s Greatest Hits series that aired on their network during the decade of the 1980’s.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits has provided ImaSportsphile with some of our most prized baseball footage of “old time” teams, games and players that we…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Pirates P Jose DeLeon Has 2 Wins + 20 Ks To Start Career

José DeLeón is a Dominican former professional baseball right-handed pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos….over all or part of thirteen seasons from 1983 to 1995….during which time he was the National League strikeout leader in 1989….while with the Cardinals. In this video herewith…..Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball fame….showcases the start of Pirates rookie pitcher’s career…

TV Ads – 1983 – OH GOD Comedian George Burns For Ray O Vac Batteries

George Burns was an American comedian….actor….singer….and writer…..who was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville….radio….film….and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century…..during which time he and his wife, Gracie Allen, appeared on radio….television….and film as the comedy duo Burns and Allen. At age 79, Burns had a sudden career…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Mel Allen On Charlie Fox Taking Over As The Cubs Manager

Charlie Fox was an Major League Baseball manager….general manager….scout….coach…. and briefly a catcher….who as the manager of the National League West Division champion San Francisco Giants in 1971….was named “Manager of the Year” by The Sporting News magazine.  In April 1983….legendary baseball broadcaster Mel Allen showcased Fox taking over the reigns of the Chicago Cubs on his weekly This Week In Baseball program…..as seen…

Music – November 25th 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful -Sung At Duran Vs Leonard Welterwt Title Fite II

For our money at ImaSportsphile…..music legend Ray Charles performs the most inspiring rendition of the song America The Beautiful that has ever been recorded….for it inspired Howard Cosell to say “If that rendition didn’t touch you….if it didn’t send a chill up your spine….I suppose nothing ever will.”…..and all the viewer has to do is watch the demeanor, the…