TV Ads – 1986 – Dean Witter Investments + CBS Promo For TV Program MARY With Mary Tyler Moore

Dean Witter Reynolds was founded in 1978 as the merger of Dean Witter & Co. and Reynolds Securities…with Dean Witter acquiring Reynolds….which was then the biggest merger in the history of Wall Street….then the company was acquired by Sears in 1981….and was renamed Dean Witter, Discover & Co….when in 1993, Sears spun off the company.  The company served over 3.2 million clients primarily…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team 3 Day Event Show Jmp – GBR Lucinda Green + Regal Realm

Lucinda Green MBE is a British equestrian and journalist….who competed in eventing….. as she is the 1982 World Champion….and twice European Champion from 1975 to 1977. She also won the World team Gold in 1982….three European team golds in 1977, 1985 and 1987….as well as an Olympic silver medal in the team event in 1984 at the Los Angeles Games while riding Regal Realm.  

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring 1977 World Champ Allen Hopkins With Howard Cosell

Allen Hopkins is an American professional pocket billiards (pool) player….professional billiards color commentator….and BCA Hall of Fame inductee….who promotes multiple annual pool events and still competes as a professional contender. At seven years old….after watching many tournaments on television….Allen began to play pool on a small table his parents bought for him….and as an amateur at the age of 12….Hopkins “ran” a prodigious 110 balls…

MLB – September 1983 – This Week In Baseball – The Milwaukee Brew Crew Pitching Carries The Club

The 1983 Milwaukee Brewers season was guided by Manager Harvey Kuenn….and led by “Harvey’s Wall Bangers”….which included Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper and Gorman Thomas….with a pitching staff that included Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Don Sutton….along with Moose Haas, Tom Candiotti and Pete Vukovich….in which all were  involved the Brewers finishing 5th in the American League East with a…

Special – 1980 – Sports Afield – The Bald Eagles Of Glacier Park Wyoming

Sports Afield magazine was the “Journal for Gentlemen” ….which promised “To be devoted to hunting, fishing, rifle and trap shooting, the breeding of thorough-bred dogs, cycling, and kindred sports.”  The subscription price was $1.50 per year….with single copies selling for 15 cents. The magazine expounded on the philosophy that “Sports Afield has an ambition above that of simply…

MLB – 1947 – Interviews With Red Barber + Joe Black + Al Gionfriddo About Dodgers Jackie Robinson

In 1997, MLB retired Jackie Roosevelt Robinson’s uniform number 42 across all major league teams….which made him the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored….plus, MLB also adopted a new annual tradition of “Jackie Robinson Day”….when for the first time on April 15, 2004 that every player on every team wears No. 42…..which is still recognized…

Music – 1983 – Blues Pianist Robert Shaw – Piggly Wiggly + Do The Mess Around + Playing In The Grass

What a wonderful piece of old time blues piano this video presents….as longtime Austin blues musician Robert Shaw performs live on Austin City Limits.  These Robert Shaw originals of Piggly Wiggly ….along with Do The Mess Around…..plus Playing In The Grass are not only classic pieces of blues piano….but are also quite humorous. Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his…

MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Red Sox Jim Rice On What Its Like Being Only Black On MLB Roster

Jim Rice is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter….who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox….when in the late 1970’s….he was part of one of the sport’s great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans….who was his teammate for his entire career….as Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski….as a power-hitting left…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Special – Profile Of Life & Career Of USA Cyclists Mark Gorski

Mark Gorski is a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist in the 1000m match sprint from the United States….who was a member of the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams….who was inducted into the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame in 1995. He served as a commentator for NBC at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and has done numerous speaking engagements over…