MLB – 1973 – Keith Jackson Highlights Mets Bud Harrelson Fight With Reds Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE: This 1973 flashback features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson reflecting on his interview with Mets 3B Coach Bud Harrelson prior to the 1986 NLCS between the Houston Astros vs N Y Mets….as the ex-Mets SS back in 1973 recollects his fight with Reds OF Pete Rose. Derrel McKinley “Bud” Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games -Track + Field Womens Shot Put Finals – Gold FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: This video features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Frank Gifford introducing the winning toss of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games track and field women’s shot put competition….tossed by West Germany’s Claudia Losch….for this was an Olympics that had an East German National Team (DDR) ….and a West German National Team (FRG)…..as Losch tossed for…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…

MLB – 1984 – World Series Padres Vs Tigers Game 2 – Interview With Padres Winning P Andy Hawkins

DOG ASIDE: Melton Andrew Hawkins (born January 21, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher….who spent most of his career with the San Diego Padres….and also played for the New York Yankees…. and briefly for the Oakland Athletics.  He is known for being the first (and thus far, the only) San Diego Padres pitcher to win a World Series game….which was…

MLB – 1986 – ABCs Don Drysdale PostGame Interview With All Star NL Starting Pitcher Dwight Gooden

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden (born November 16, 1964), also nicknamed “Dr. K”…. is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets from 1984 to 1994…..and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched…

Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games – Taekwondo Womens Welterweight – USA Arlene Limas Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Tells Of Son Bettering Father In Story Of Alysheba + Alydar

DOG ASIDE:  I have often written about the “elegance and eloquence” of Jim McKay when he gets a mike in his hand to introduce an event featuring a special athlete…..and this video is just living proof of how we feel about McKay…..“The son surpassing the father….a very American story.”….as he tells the story of Alysheba…

MLB – 1986 – Don Drysdale Interviews US Vice Pres George H Bush On Meeting Babe Ruth In 1941 At Yale

DOG ASIDE:  Hall of Fame Dodger Pitcher “Don Big D” Drysdale interviews U S Vice President George H Bush in this video herewith…..and Big D introduces George H as a member of the Yale baseball team in 1941….when Babe Ruth paid a visit to Yale during the time when he was dying of cancer…..and Bush tells of getting…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson + Mets 1B Keith Hernandez Talk Ump Brocklander Incorrect Call NLCS Game 5

DOG ASIDE:  This particular video really raises the hair on this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s back….I mean straight up hair at attention…..cuz the Houston Astros got robbed in Game 5 on the 1986 National League Championship Series….heck even the front page of the Houston Chronicle…..where the headline read…WE GOT ROBBED.….as they posted the picture of…