Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian – Team Event Show Jump – GBR Virginia Holgate On Priceless

Eventing….which is also known as three day eventing or horse trials is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combine….and compete against other combinations of horse and rider…..across the three disciplines of dressage….cross-country….and show jumping.   This event has its roots in a comprehensive cavalry test that required mastery of several types of riding.  Virginia Holgate is a British equestrian competitor who competed in eventing….while being the 1986 World Champion….and three-time…

MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Regarding Drawing More Blacks Into MLB

From 1947, when Jackie Roosevelt Robinson became the 1st black to break the color barrier in MLB…..to the start of the decade of the 1980’s…..the sport of baseball was able to draw some of the best black athletes in the USA into baseball…..as during this period, the MLB game rivaled the NFL and NBA in…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS – Marv Albert Interview With Gme 4 Hero Tigers Pat Sheridan After Game Winning HR

Pat Sheridan is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1981, 1983 to 1989, and 1991…..who was a left-handed hitter that was often used in a “platoon” situation with right-handed-hitting Darryl Motley….as a member of the Kansas City Royals’ 1985 World Series champion team that defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Mets Mike Bailey Ties Alvin Dark Rookie Record For Straight Game With A Hit At 23

When an MLB player breaks into the league as a rookie….one of the hardest things to do is to have hitting consistency….mostly due to the fact that they are facing the best pitchers in the world on a nightly basis…..which is why Giants Alvin Dark rookie MLB record of 23 straight games in which he…

MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Live – A VerbaMime On How To Dunk Donuts

In this wonderful video…..the master of comedic mime, Red Skelton….explains the differences between a mime….a pantomime….and a verbomime….as he performs a verbomime on how to dunk a donut during his 1981 HBO comedy special….which provides another example of just how funny and talented America’s Clown Prince really was. 

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Willie Mays Day In SF As Giants Retire # 24 – With Mel Allen

Growing up as a boy playing Pony League and High School baseball in Midland, Texas during the 1960’s….there were the M & M Boys of the San Francisco Giants….consisting of Willie McCovey and Willie Mays….and the M & M Boys of the New York Yankees….consisting of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle….and they were the two most feared…

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – With Empire State Champion Ernie Costa And Howard Cosell

The game of table pool is played in local bars and at pool tournaments all over the USA each and every day…..which provides the venues to develop and design the best and most amazing trick pool shots ever conceived in the minds of great pool players.  During the 1970’s and 1980’s….ABCs Wide World of Sports would…

TV Ads – 1980 – Chevy Trucks + Wendys Burgers + NBC Promo For Chips + Owens Corning Fiberglass

We are extremely proud of our vintage TV ADS video library here at ImaSportsphile…..for it is our opinion that television commercials…..especially vintage tv ads…..provide a window into the soul of our beloved USA at the time these commercials were aired…..as a great deal can be gleamed about a country and its people from a 30…